The Central Vermont’s steam locomotives dominate this look at the CV – but we also get to see parent Canadian National’s diesels.
Volume 2 focuses on the Central Vermont Railway in Massachusetts and Vermont, with a particular interest on the “700’s”, the roads big 2-10-4’s – New England’s largest steamer. The 2-8-0’s are the stars, but almost every CV class is represented, from 0-6-0’s, 0-8-0’s, the passenger mountain-type 4-8-2’s and a few Canadian National C-Liner diesels. Highlights include a through freight in Amherst. One of her C-Liners broke down and the local freight’s consol was called in to bail it out. Running tender forward, the feisty 2-8-0 struggled with all her might, continually slipping, spewing smoke and cinders, at a walking pace, but managing to get the train over the grade!