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
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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