Riding the Streamliners - C&O
Let's get outta this place and go ride the rails. Whaddaya say?
Don't you just love this mural? It shows a Chesapeake & Ohio EMD E-8 locomotive pulling Pullman railcars. The locomotive consist is A-B. The A unit provides motive power, while the shorter B unit provides electrical power for the cars that follow.
Chessie painted its trains to share the same lines and colors from end to end, giving their trains a crisp, sharp appearance. It's not a theme that is possible today, when cars are of varying heights, but the Streamliners of the late-1930s through the mid-1950s were based on the design.
Meet you at the station 15 minutes before we leave.