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by hutton_switch
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: New Jersey Railfan
Topic: CMSL Cape May New Jersey Seashore Lines Passenger Operations
Replies: 97
Views: 45202

Re: CMSL Cape May New Jersey Seashore Lines Passenger Operat

I am pleased to hear that the CMSL is thriving on the northern end. As for the southern end to Cape May, this might be old news but it seems like we will never see service on that segment ever again. From what I noticed last month, Lower Township (South of Rio Grande) has apparently paved over the ...
by hutton_switch
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Baltimore & Ohio/Chesapeake & Ohio/Western Maryland
Topic: B&O Right-of-Way Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1824

Re: B&O Right-of-Way Question

Just to add to "Wayside's" response, the upper line was the original line before the lower line was constructed. At the time of its construction in the 1850's/1860's, there wasn't that much traffic on this line to justify it being a two-track line. However, by the 1890's traffic had increased and lo...
by hutton_switch
Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Baltimore & Ohio/Chesapeake & Ohio/Western Maryland
Topic: 1/21/47 - OAKLAND, MD
Replies: 11
Views: 2221

Re: 1/21/47 - OAKLAND, MD

Did any or all of the 7600's have steam and communication signal lines for use on passenger trains? ... there was no mention of their being equipped with steam and communication signal lines, and I haven't seen mention elsewhere where they were so-equipped. So my thinking is no, they were not equip...
by hutton_switch
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Baltimore & Ohio/Chesapeake & Ohio/Western Maryland
Topic: 1/21/47 - OAKLAND, MD
Replies: 11
Views: 2221

Re: 1/21/47 - OAKLAND, MD

I suspect at a train size of 19 cars, if the EM-1 wasn't used for the assignment the train would have had to be double headed over the territory with two locomotives and two locomotive crews. Logical assumption. M&E trains on the B&O were always high priority, particularly coming out of Washington,...
by hutton_switch
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Baltimore & Ohio/Chesapeake & Ohio/Western Maryland
Topic: C&O 1309 To Steam Again
Replies: 5
Views: 9146

Re: C&O 1309 To Steam Again

Restoration on 1309 has been stopped for several months - WMSR is out of money to continue the restoration. Who could have foreseen this?????????????? Only those people who have a feel for the present-day exorbitant cost that it takes to restore ANY steam locomotive to operation. That is why the B&...
by hutton_switch
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Baltimore & Ohio/Chesapeake & Ohio/Western Maryland
Topic: 2/24/67 - TOLL GATE, WV
Replies: 2
Views: 1442

Re: 2/24/67 - TOLL GATE, WV

One of the volumes in the Morning Sun Books all-color photo series books by Bob Withers contains photos taken by him of this accident.
by hutton_switch
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Baltimore & Ohio/Chesapeake & Ohio/Western Maryland
Topic: B&O National Limited
Replies: 7
Views: 3036

Re: B&O National Limited

gokeefe wrote:CSX has recently proposed selling its line between Cincinnati and East St. Louis. Is this the former route of the B&O National Limited?
Yes, unfortunately.
by hutton_switch
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Baltimore & Ohio/Chesapeake & Ohio/Western Maryland
Topic: 1/21/47 - OAKLAND, MD
Replies: 11
Views: 2221

Re: 1/21/47 - OAKLAND, MD

I suspect at a train size of 19 cars, if the EM-1 wasn't used for the assignment the train would have had to be double headed over the territory with two locomotives and two locomotive crews. Logical assumption. M&E trains on the B&O were always high priority, particularly coming out of Washington,...
by hutton_switch
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Baltimore & Ohio/Chesapeake & Ohio/Western Maryland
Topic: 1/21/47 - OAKLAND, MD
Replies: 11
Views: 2221

Re: 1/21/47 - OAKLAND, MD

Did any or all of the 7600's have steam and communication signal lines for use on passenger trains? My only book source dedicated solely to the EM-1 (Tom Dixon's softbound book that's chock full of photos, but a little limited on narrative), makes mention of those locomotives being used in the serv...
by hutton_switch
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Baltimore & Ohio/Chesapeake & Ohio/Western Maryland
Topic: 1/21/47 - OAKLAND, MD
Replies: 11
Views: 2221

Re: 1/21/47 - OAKLAND, MD

Not often. Here is my speculation based on location and how B&O operated at this particular time: It's quite probable that there was no smaller locomotive available at the time when such a timed train as this needed to get and keep moving, so the EM-1 likely was the only one available. A quick perus...
by hutton_switch
Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Baltimore & Ohio/Chesapeake & Ohio/Western Maryland
Topic: 1941 routing question
Replies: 2
Views: 2563

Re: 1941 routing question

This now-abandoned route is better known as the Patterson Creek Cutoff, not the McKenzie Cutoff. I and some others explored it a couple of years ago, and though in rough shape in some spots, with some effort, CSX could bring the route back into service in fairly short order, PROVIDED there was a 180...
by hutton_switch
Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: New Jersey Railfan
Topic: CMSL Cape May New Jersey Seashore Lines Passenger Operations
Replies: 97
Views: 45202

Re: CMSL Cape May New Jersey Seashore Lines Passenger Operat

I and my wife were on the 2:30 train yesterday. Nice to see the freshly-painted GP-38's.
by hutton_switch
Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: DelMarVa & Washington, D.C. Railfan
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 4
Views: 6247

Re: What is this?

It appears to be a coaling tower from the days of steam locomotives. If anyone thinks it still has a valid use for today's N&W 611 excursions, think again. Number 611 runs too seldom along that line to make stocking coal in the tower worthwhile. I'm surprised that it wasn't taken down years ago.
by hutton_switch
Sun Jun 28, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: Baltimore & Ohio/Chesapeake & Ohio/Western Maryland
Topic: B&O E-27b's on the B&S 1930
Replies: 5
Views: 4491

Re: B&O E-27b's on the B&S 1930

A pilot would be required if a given engineer - foreign or same road - was supposed to operate over a territory he was not qualified on. In this case, MY question would not be why was a B&S pilot on a B&O train, but why a B&O crew was on a B&S train at all. It apparently was not a detour movement, ...
by hutton_switch
Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:13 am
Forum: Baltimore & Ohio/Chesapeake & Ohio/Western Maryland
Topic: B&O EA/EB electrical gear.
Replies: 2
Views: 3944

Re: B&O EA/EB electrical gear.

According to Douglas B. Nuckles' Baltimore & Ohio E-Unit Diesel Passenger Locomotives, both EA A and B units were equipped with WH-486 generators and WH366E traction motors.

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