Chesapeake & Ohio’s 614 “Erie Limited”

Chesapeake & Ohio’s 614  “Erie Limited” | Train Fanatics Videos

The Chesapeake & Ohio ordered a total of 25 of these so called “Northern” type locomotives beginning in 1935. They were actually being used by the Northern Pacific Railroad first and became known a “Northerns” due to their 4-8-4 wheel alignment.

Since the Chesapeake & Ohio was actually located in the east and south, they renamed the locomotive the “Greenbrier” , after the famous Greenbrier Hotel in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

Built mainly as a passenger locomotive for C & O’s first class passenger trains, the C & O 614 is the only surviving locomotive out of the original 25 built. This 477,000 lb locomotive could reach speeds up to 70 MPH!

C&O #614 is pulling an excursion train called the “Erie Limited” from Hoboken, New Jersey, to Port Jervis, New York.

Quick Facts

  • Rail Line: Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad
  • Train Name: Greenbrier type locomotive #614 (Northern)
  • Power type: 4-8-4 Steam Locomotive Class J-3
  • Builder: Lima Locomotive Works 1948
  • Train type: Passenger
  • Location: New Jersey / New York
  • Locomotive and tender weight: 865,530 lbs

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