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Chesapeake & Ohio Historical Society, Inc.

The source for all things related to the C & O Railway.  Its extensive archives are just beginning to be catalogued.  Try here first.



Chessie Shops

The Chesapeake & Ohio Historical Society's online shopping site for all things C & O.



New River Subdivision

Bernard Kempinski's website.  Its is no longer being updated, but has much of interest if you are interested in the C & O and the New River Subdivision which had its eastern terminus at the Hinton yard limit.

Links to many rail fan, model railroad, rail travel and industry websites.



Chesapeake & Ohio at Alleghany, VA

The HO scale modular railroad of Bryan Kidd centered on Alleghany, Virginia, the location at which the rear pusher H-7's and H-8's on C & O coal trains were cut-off and returned to Hinton.

Listing of rail related sites



Prince William County Model Railroad Club

Model Railroad Club, Manassas, Virginia - HO Modular Layout



Terminal Cost Data

Cost Data for Robertson Cinder Conveyors 1919 -- 116p.  Loaded with info and photos on steam operations in 1919 with specific references to Hinton, Peach Creek, Handley, Huntington and some Pere Marquette yards. 

C&O Industrial Guide, 1906

The link to the left was posted by Joe Vandenberg on the Yahoo Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Groups Site.  It links to a guide to C & O Railway mines in the New River Subdivision circa 1906.  Very interesting!



History of Summers County, West Virginia

Hinton is the County Seat of Summers County. (West Virginia Encyclopedia).



C & O Stream Locomotive Roster

Steam Roster 1900 - 1948 (Following 1924 renumbering). Class K* & Class H-3* indicated by an asterisk are former Hocking Valley Railroad absorbed into C & O in 1947.  Link removed temporarily.




Cold "asphalt" paving material used by the C & O.  Known use at Hinton around portion of the turntable. Added because I did not know what is was and it is referred to a number of drawings.



Cass Scenic Railroad

Former Mower Lumber Company/West Virginia Pulp & Paper Co. operation at Cass, West Virginia, on the former Greenbriar Subdivision (retired).  Once a significant generator of traffic on the C & O.  Now offering up to four hour fan trips in front of operating four Shay and one Heisler steam locomotives to the top of the mountain through two switchbacks.



Mountain State Railroad & Logging Historical Association

The association is rebuilding a 70-ton three truck Climax geared steam locomotive for the Cass Scenic Railroad.  If you want to learn how steam engines were built and maintained schedule a visit.  Volunteers are welcome.



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