Columbus Ohio trains in the 1950s and early 1960s

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Fri Dec 10 23:26:42 EST 2021

Here's a recently posted video that has some terrific N&W scenes 
dispersed throughout.

Probably the rarest is footage of the Jawn Henry at Joyce Ave and 
departing with a cab for Watkins Yard in October 1954. 2300 only 
operated into Columbus four times on Oct. 6,7,8,and 9. According to 
Louis Newton, "the locomotive performed well on all four round-trips" 
between Portsmouth and Columbus.

There are plenty of other scenes of the NYC, B&O, C&O, EL, etc. 
Wonderful scenes of young lads enjoying passing trains with their crews 
waving back. True Americana. Stay tuned to the end for some unique 
footage of an N&W steamer that still exist.

All scenes were filmed by Vic Ketchum, an attorney in Columbus.

Enjoy,  John Garner, Newport, VA

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