Wednesday, June 25, 2014

C&O Locomotive 5828

Clifton Forge, Virginia

Its working days now just a memory, former C&O locomotive 5828 rests on the grounds of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Heritage Center in Clifton Forge, Virginia while a freight train approaches on the active CSX tracks, led by CSX locomotive 2683.

Recently repainted in the classic C&O paint scheme, 5828 looks brand new, but it was built in 1952 by General Motor's Electro-Motive Division (EMD) and was one of 180 GP7 road switcher locomotives built for the C&O. The 16 cylinder diesel produces 1500 horsepower.

The CSX locomotive in the picture above is an EMD GP38-2, built in 1979. These pictures were made on June 12, 2014.


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