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Date: 10/17/20 07:12
Question about the Chessie Steam Special trips
Author: seaboardc30-7

During the Chessie Steam Special trips, how did the 2101 and cars get from Baltimore to Richmond, VA with the RF&P having a “no steam” policy?  Did they run down the Southern Railway to Charlottesville and then west on the C&O?
 



Date: 10/17/20 07:33
Re: Question about the Chessie Steam Special trips
Author: Jimbo

Didn't C&O/B&O own one third of the RF&P?  Perhaps it did operate on the RF&P.



Date: 10/17/20 08:37
Re: Question about the Chessie Steam Special trips
Author: co614

We ran regularly on the RF&P with steam. No issue that I'm aware of. Ross Rowland



Date: 10/17/20 09:36
Re: Question about the Chessie Steam Special trips
Author: seaboardc30-7

Doi you know why the Chessie Steam Steam Special ran over the Southern Railway on october 2, 1978?

Many thanks



Date: 10/17/20 10:00
Re: Question about the Chessie Steam Special trips
Author: seaboardc30-7

I know steam-powered  Southern Railway ferry moves ran from Alexandria to Richmond on the RF&P as I chased the 4501 and Savanna and Atlanta No.750 on the RF&P in the late seventies.  Bet you won't see steam on the RF&P now!



Date: 10/17/20 19:25
Re: Question about the Chessie Steam Special trips
Author: RDG96

seaboardc30-7 Wrote:
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> During the Chessie Steam Special trips, how did
> the 2101 and cars get from Baltimore to Richmond,
> VA with the RF&P having a “no steam” policy? 
> Did they run down the Southern Railway to
> Charlottesville and then west on the C&O?


Using Chessie routes and trackage rights as follows:

B&O: Baltimore - JD - Anacosta
Conrail: Anacosta to Virginia Ave
RF&P: Virginia Ave - CR
SOU: CR - Orange
C&O: Orange - Gordansville - Richmond



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