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PM/C&O/CSX ops

Unread postPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 12:05 pm
by 59caddy
Does anyone have any information regarding the operations of the PM/C&O? I'm looking for things like what trains they ran and infrastructure they had (which may or may not still be around). I'm particularly interested in info from SE Michigan, but info from other places is fine. I know it's a really broad question, but any and all info about this is welcome, and it could relate to PM, C&O, Chessie, or CSX from past years.

Re: PM/C&O/CSX ops

Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:34 am
by GreatLakesRailfan
Check out the History board on the michiganrailroads.com site. http://members4.boardhost.com/RRHXHistory/. It's not quite like this site with everything archived, but there's a guy who posts every so often who worked for the C&O in agency and dispatcher(?) positions through his career. Dale's been approving memberships again on a monthly or so basis, so if there's something specific you're looking for, applying for a membership then posting your question(s) might be one way to find out the information you're looking for.

Re: PM/C&O/CSX ops

Unread postPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 2:23 pm
by amtrak1007
Doug H has been uploading little stories to this site about how the PM/C&O ran when he dispatched out of Saginaw, worth the read.
https://www.facebook.com/pmdistrict

Re: PM/C&O/CSX ops

Unread postPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:23 pm
by railohio
For PM and C&O, the easiest solution is to pick up a few employee timetables, which will list stations, scheduled trains, and operating rules. For infrastructure, you can look up Sanborn fire maps, which are often available digitally through public or university libraries.

Re: PM/C&O/CSX ops

Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 1:46 am
by C&O6084
C&OHS some time ago published a "Pere Marquette in 1945", which was an amplified version of a PM publication geared for freight customers. Lists sidings, businesses, types of traffic, trackage rights, etc.