The C&O Historical Society has undertaken an exciting publications project called Chesapeake & Ohio History Series Books.
This series will consist of a book issued every quarter. Each book will treat an aspect of C&O history, equipment, structures, etc., more extensively than we could provide in our C&O magazine. Topics for these books may be continuations or expansions of magazine articles, or entirely new subjects not covered before.
FOUR VOLUME SERIES $70.00! 64-126 pages, softbound.
2022 History Series Books - Descriptions
Chesapeake & Ohio H-7 Class 2-8-8-2 Locomotives by Karen Parker
Most exhaustive and complete history of this important class of steam locomotives yet written. Mechanical and operational data 1924-1952. H-7s set a new standard nationally as the first “production class” of a single-expansion articulated locomotive, previous examples all being compound. Served C&O on the Russell-Toledo coal trains and the Alleghany coal trains. Fully illustrated with drawings, tables, map, and literate text. BK-22-501 $24.95
Chesapeake & Ohio Mountain Subdivision by William Harouff
Although one of the oldest elements of C&O, this line between Clifton Forge and Charlottesville, Va. has had little published treatment. This book presents many never-before published photos, as well as good background data with material on the early days of the line, but concentrates in the late steam and early diesel periods. Many excellent photos of trains, locomotives, stations, and facilities. BK-22-502 $24.95
Chesapeake & Ohio’s GP40 Diesel Locomotives by Jerry Doyle
A comprehensive history of an EMD model that became the de facto standard general purpose engine model of the C&O/B&O and Chessie System eras. Great photos, good roster data and fine background historical treatment. Author Jerry Doyle served as the C&OHS Motive Power Editor for many years and wrote C&O Diesel Locomotives in Color (Still in print under our catalog number BK-03-364), and is highly versed in all aspects of diesel motive power. BK-22-503 $24.95
Chesapeake & Ohio’s Raceland, Kentucky Car Shop by Charles Bogart
C&O built this large car shop at the west end of its huge Russell, Ky. yard in 1930 and it functioned for half a century not only for heavy freight car repair, but for complete class rebuilds and for building new cars from scratch. It was an important element in keeping C&O’s hopper, box, gondola, and other car fleets in repair and available. Many great photos, including some of the car classes built there new. BK-22-504 $24.95