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.