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C&O Locomotive 2755
The engines were used to transport coal, iron, and steel from the northern part of the state all the way to the southern coalfields, the Kanawha Valley, and everywhere in between. Originally given the name "Berkshires," the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad company changed the name of their engines to the "Kanawhas." This name was given because of their mainline service to the Kanawha River Valley which paralleled C&O's main rail line.1
Engine 2755 was built in 1947, and is one of two preserved Kanawhas remaining today. 2755 was "laid to rest" as an operating locomotive in March of 1961 and is open to the public today in the Chief Logan State Park. It is located beside the Coal History Museum in the park.
SourcesChesapeake and Ohio 2755 Steam Locomotive, United States Department of the Interior National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form.
Logan, West Virginia 25601
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