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This appears to be a C&O locomotive leading a train east past the Grand Trunk depot on Plainfield. The steam locomotive is probably GT, they ran steam longer than C&O in the GR area. Why is C&O on GT tracks? It could be there was a problem on the C&O line or maybe GT borrowed a locomotive, no way of telling now. Pete Walsh, 7/22/2018

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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 (, retrieved 01/21/2018).
1950 – 1960
Photographic Print
4 15/16"" h 7 1/16"" w
In Memory of Nelson G. McBride
Mary Susan McBride
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