The following photographs are from many sources.  They have been collected from negatives and scattered pictures in an attempt to organize them so that those that are rare may be seen and enjoyed by others.  Many have come from Captain John Le Cato's vast collection.  His interest in all things railroad will survive him for many years. 

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Charleston Chapter's Number 44

!! She  doesn't  look  44 !!

Pullman "Bizet"  1973 series of opera cars donated to the  CCNRHS. Southern 2-8-0steam loco no. 630 operated by CCNRHS over original route of "Best Friend." "Best Friend" in 1970 Tricentennial Parade in downtown Charleston.
"Norfolk" built in 1910 for SAL, rebuilt in 1944 and donated to CCNRHS.

Pickens train in Easley SC 1939
Photograph found in SC flea market
courtesy of  Norris Wilson

Rare photo of P&N boxcart taken in 1940's by Pete Stabovitz.

1983 Arcadia & Betsy River, Michigan

Alaska  1993  Skagway

No. 480

B. Pogrum on ex-Southern Ry 0-6-0
No 1643
now M&NF No 12 in Clearfield, Ky.

Freedom Train

Switcher in the fog
Bremerhavon   1959

Bremerhavon 1960

Bremerhavon  0-5-0  1960


Interesting car


           Railfan, Tom Watson, is sharing his collection of B&O steam engines.  The year of the photographs could be determined by the two cars sitting curbside as No. 6083 arrives.  The car with the visor belonged to Tom and the other to his brother.  No. 6038 is a shuttle bug that runs from Zanesville, OH to Parkersburg, WV.  Residents in Sciotoville, OH called her the "Bawling Cow" because of  the sound of her horn as she approached crossings.


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