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B&O at West Virginia's 50th Anniversary Celebration
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Author:  J3a-614 [ Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:30 am ]
Post subject:  B&O at West Virginia's 50th Anniversary Celebration

This turned up on a Facebook page dedicated to modelling the era before the Depression of 1929. It's an internet article, plus an old newspaper article and a slide show of a 1913 B&O exhibition at Hempfield Yard (small yard in downtown Wheeling, near the B&O station,then very new) and the site of the Ohio County Public Library today.

http://www.archivingwheeling.org/blog/h ... d-wheeling

Also, it's interesting how the B&O borrowed a lot of other vintage equipment, such as the Cumberland Valley' Pioneer (on display today in the Smithsonian), and also the Pioneer from the Chicago & North Western. Also there was the Mississippi (once on display in Chicago, now in private ownership.

As to the Dragon, that looks like it might have been the 0-8-0 in the B&O museum today, the machine known for a long time as the Memnon.

And how many of us would want to see a new EE-class (0-8-8-0) Mallet on display?

Author:  Galloway [ Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: B&O at West Virginia's 50th Anniversary Celebration

C.V.R.R. "Pioneer" is on display at the B&O on loan from the Smithsonian Institution and has been since January 2010. A measure of cosmetic restoration has taken place with this locomotive in its time at the museum.

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