C&O Railway Series, 2018, Vol 21-24
The C&O Historical Society continues our exciting publications project called Chesapeake & Ohio History Series Books.
This series consists of a book issued every quarter. Each book treats 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 extremely new subjects not covered before.
Each book is developed based on information contained in our archives following these criteria; on whether the subject is thought to have a broad interest among rail fans and historians; if it deserves extensive treatment because of its importance in C&O history; or it is so extensive a subject that no magazine article could do it justice.
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1st. Quarter (HS21): Chesapeake & Ohio: 0-8-0 Steam Switching Locomotives By Thomas W. Dixon Jr.
This book, "Chesapeake & Ohio 0-8-0 Steam Switching Locomotives," contains the history and photos of all the 0-8-0 wheel-arrangement steam locomotives that the C&O used as switching engines. They were purpose-built for moving long cuts of cars around terminal yards and for breaking up and assembling trains to dispatch over the railway.
2nd. Quarter (HS22):
Chesapeake & Ohio 2-8-2 Mikado Locomotives By Karen Parker
The complete story of the C&O's 2-8-2 type. Detailed mechanical and operational data on these general-purpose locomotives.
3rd Quarter (HS23):
Chesapeake & Ohio at Alleghany, Virginia By C. Bryan Kidd
Complete story of C&O operations at the summit of vthe Alleghany grade by an author who has modeled it.
4th Quarter (HS24):
Pere Marquette Railway 2-8-4 Berkshire Locomotives By James Kehn
C&O subsidiary Pere Marquette Railway acquired 40 2-8-4s between 1937 and 18944. As it became part of C&O roster in 1947. Detailed operational and mechanical data.