Monday, June 20, 2011

Blue Ridge Super Power

The Virginian Railway was a small railroad built for one primary purpose, coal hauling operations. The railroad was exceptionally well designed and built and operated many large and high horsepower locomotives to move coal from the mines through the Blue Ridge Mountains to the east coast of Virginia. One such locomotive was a virtual copy of the Chesapeake & Ohio 2-6-6-6- Allegheny. Manufactured by Lima Locomotive Works, this locomotive has become famous as being one of the most powerful reciprocating steam locomotives ever built. The Virginian called the type the Class AG 2-6-6-6 "Blue Ridge". This print depicts this icon of steam doing what she was designed to do.

This print is available through our website: http://www.markkarvon.com/. If you have any questions or want more information regarding customizing this print please contact us at: cbscharlotte@ctc.net.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

The Fast Flying Virginian

One of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroads prestigious passenger trains, the Fast Flying Virginian operated daily runs between Union Station in Washington DC and Cincinnati Union Terminal. The Fast Flying Virginian operated from its inaugural run on may 11, 1889 until May 12, 1968. The train was pulled by a variety of fast and powerful locomotives but perhaps none were as beautiful as the F-19 Class Heavy Pacifics. With smokebox mounted pumps and a deck mounted headlight, the F-19 is considered amongst the prettiest locomotives ever operated by the C&O. This print features one of these beautiful machines with the Fast Flying Virginian in tow pulling out from Cincinnati Union Termial as she would have appeared sometime in the 1930s.

This print is available through our website: http://www.markkarvon.com/. If you have any questions or want more information regarding customizing this print please contact us at: cbscharlotte@ctc.net.