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0188: Ralph W. Brafford Collection
Marshall University Archives and Special Collections
C&O Railroad's Guyan Valley Local, C&O Station, Huntington, W.Va., 1952, b&w Note on back reads: C&O Guyan Valley Local, Logan centennial Celebration, C&O station, Huntington, W.Va. photo by Charles Lemly. (The celebration was in 1952) This was C&O engine #377,a F-11 class,4-6-0 wheel arrangement steam engine, originally built in 1902. In 1952, the No. 377 retired from service and was intended for scrapping. Around the same time, however, the city of Logan, West Virginia issued a request to the C&O asking for the use of a vintage C&O train which might have resembled the one that arrived in 1904 with the completion of the Logan Branch. The C&O agreed to age the No. 377 by installing an oil headlight, flanged stack, cylinder head stars, wooden pilot and old style paint scheme. After the anniversary celebration, the C&O combined the No. 377 with the ex-Hocking Valley wooden combine, No. 409 for use as a display train.
People: Lemly, Charles
Subject Terms: Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad C. & O. railroad station Huntington, W. Va. Railroad locomotives Railroads
Lemley, Charles D., "C&O Railroad's Guyan Valley Local at C&O Station, Huntington" (1952). 0188: Ralph W. Brafford Collection, 1918-1963. 15.