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Near Henlawson in Logan County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Chesapeake and Ohio Kanawha

Class K-4

 

—Engine 2755 —

 
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By Forest McDermott, June 27, 2008
1. Chesapeake and Ohio Kanawha Marker
Inscription. This Model 2700 engine, 55th of the series, was donated to Chief Logan State Park by C&O Railroad and placed on display in March 1961. Engine 2755 was one of 90 such models built in 1947. This particular engine hauled coal, which was mined on property that now belongs to Chief Logan State Park, approximately 90 miles to a steel mill in Russell, Kentucky. The use of the steam engine was abandoned with the invention of the diesel engine.
Road Number – 2755
Builder – Lima, Ohio
Date – 1947
Weight – 1 million pounds
Tender Coal Capacity – 30 tons
Tender Water Capacity – 21,000 gallons

 
Location. 37° 53.563′ N, 82° 0.563′ W. Marker is near Henlawson, West Virginia, in Logan County. Marker is on Little Buffalo Creek Road (County Highway 10/02), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located within the bounds of Chief Logan State Park in front of the steam locomotive. Marker is in this post office area: Henlawson WV 25624, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chesapeake & Ohio - 2755 Steam Locomotive (here, next to this marker); Logan (approx. 3.4
Chesapeake and Ohio Kanawha Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, June 27, 2008
2. Chesapeake and Ohio Kanawha Marker
Other railroad related equipment can be viewed in and around the steam locomotive.
miles away); Battle of Blair Mountain (approx. 9.7 miles away); Buffalo Creek Disaster (approx. 12.5 miles away); Hatfield Cemetery (approx. 13.1 miles away).
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Chesapeake and Ohio Kanawha Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, June 27, 2008
3. Chesapeake and Ohio Kanawha Marker
Marker is small marker next and below the state historical marker next to the fence.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 449 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 27, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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