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Date: 02/10/19 11:43
Southern Vacation Day 1: C&O GP9 on The Shenandoah Valley
Author: Ohiorailfan

This past week I took off on a 5 day trip to the South to visit some not so well known Shortlines and to avoid the cold in Ohio. Day 1 started on the Shenadoah Valley in Staunton, VA. The power for the days train was C&O painted GP9 #5940, it was built in 1955 for the C&O and is all original with the exception of the Shenadoah Valley lettering on the side. The day started with them heading up to Weyers Cave to work an industry. They would then go north light power to Harrisonburg and pick up cars from the NS and head back to Weyers Cave and eventually Staunton. After chasing them back south I stopped at the Buckingham Branch and after getting permission to walk around photographed a few engines lying around including C&O SD40 #7534. Enjoy!!

RS11 #367 and B&O GP9 #6512 at their shops



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/10/19 11:44 by Ohiorailfan.








Date: 02/10/19 11:45
Re: Southern Vacation Day 1: C&O GP9 on The Shenandoah Valley
Author: Ohiorailfan

Heading north out of Staunton

Passing through Verona

Nearing Weyers Cave








Date: 02/10/19 11:46
Re: Southern Vacation Day 1: C&O GP9 on The Shenandoah Valley
Author: Ohiorailfan

Working the transload at Weyers Cave

Arriving in Harrisonburg








Date: 02/10/19 11:47
Re: Southern Vacation Day 1: C&O GP9 on The Shenandoah Valley
Author: Ohiorailfan

Heading back to Weyers Cave








Date: 02/10/19 11:49
Re: Southern Vacation Day 1: C&O GP9 on The Shenandoah Valley
Author: Ohiorailfan

A few shots of the train in the small town of Weyers Cave








Date: 02/10/19 11:50
Re: Southern Vacation Day 1: C&O GP9 on The Shenandoah Valley
Author: Ohiorailfan

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Date: 02/10/19 11:51
Re: Southern Vacation Day 1: C&O GP9 on The Shenandoah Valley
Author: Ohiorailfan

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Date: 02/10/19 11:52
Re: Southern Vacation Day 1: C&O GP9 on The Shenandoah Valley
Author: Ohiorailfan

BB Shops








Date: 02/10/19 11:52
Re: Southern Vacation Day 1: C&O GP9 on The Shenandoah Valley
Author: Ohiorailfan

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Date: 02/10/19 12:01
Re: Southern Vacation Day 1: C&O GP9 on The Shenandoah Valley
Author: perklocal

Fantastic ! Looks like you had a good day.



Date: 02/10/19 13:10
Re: Southern Vacation Day 1: C&O GP9 on The Shenandoah Valley
Author: boejoe

Nice collection.  Looking forward to the rest of your trip and shortline reports.



Date: 02/10/19 13:27
Re: Southern Vacation Day 1: C&O GP9 on The Shenandoah Valley
Author: ns1000

Very nice..!!  Thanks for posting.



Date: 02/10/19 13:35
Re: Southern Vacation Day 1: C&O GP9 on The Shenandoah Valley
Author: stevelv

Nice photos.  That 5940 is a great looking unit.  I like that RS11 also.



Date: 02/10/19 14:09
Re: Southern Vacation Day 1: C&O GP9 on The Shenandoah Valley
Author: refarkas

What a great first day! I'm looking forward to day two.
Bob



Date: 02/10/19 15:30
Re: Southern Vacation Day 1: C&O GP9 on The Shenandoah Valley
Author: tramfan

Great series of photos! Right in my back yard as well.



Date: 02/10/19 16:34
Re: Southern Vacation Day 1: C&O GP9 on The Shenandoah Valley
Author: CSX602

I know the guy who painted #5940 in November (as well as that C&O caboose in your first photo a few years ago) and agree that it looks fantastic...
Thanks for posting all the photos of it along the line.
 



Date: 02/10/19 20:37
Re: Southern Vacation Day 1: C&O GP9 on The Shenandoah Valley
Author: holiwood

What is the story on the 7534?  That also is a nice paint job



Date: 02/10/19 20:59
Re: Southern Vacation Day 1: C&O GP9 on The Shenandoah Valley
Author: bath_wildcat

75e4 is ex CSX 4617.

Mike Fair
Sandusky, OH



Date: 02/10/19 22:45
Re: Southern Vacation Day 1: C&O GP9 on The Shenandoah Valley
Author: CSX602

7534 was repainted by CSX back into original C&O paint scheme (at Huntington) and donated to the C&O Historical Society in 2017.  It is on loan/lease to BB but needs traction motor work to get back into regular service.



Date: 02/11/19 07:41
Re: Southern Vacation Day 1: C&O GP9 on The Shenandoah Valley
Author: Theowhitey

You really nailed some beautiful shots of the 5940 at work. Nice work!
-Ted



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