Transportation ➔ Photograph, Chesapeake and Ohio Railway, Engine #5758, and Unknown Railway (Possibly Atchison, Topkea and Santa Fe Railway), Engine #3752
This is a black and white photograph of two trains at a station. The train to the left side in the photograph is headed by a Chesapeake and Ohio Railway diesel engine numbered 5758. On the right-hand side of the photograph, there is a steam engine numbered 3752, possibly belonging to the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.
The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway operated from 1869 - 1987, servicing Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia. In 1987, the C&O was merged into CSX Transportation to form one of four major railroad companies left in the country (as of 2018).
The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway operated from 1859 - 1996, when it merged with Burlington Northern Railroad to form the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway that has continued to run well into the 21st century. The AT&SF’s steam locomotive #3752 was a 4-8-4 built in 1928 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A railway enthusiast spotted engine 3752 “in the Sheffield Works scrap line east of Kansas City, Mo.” in May 1959 (http://atsf.railfan.net/snippets/locomotives.html, retrieved 01/21/2018).
1950 – 1960
4 15/16"" h 7 1/16"" w
In Memory of Nelson G. McBride
Mary Susan McBride