A Chessie System-painted Dash 7 headed to Erie?
Well, that's part of the information that was attached to photos that appeared on Facebook overnight Thursday showing a GE B30-7 Chessie locomotive No. 8272 in fresh orange-yellow-blue paint. The photos appeared for a time in a public Facebook group dedicated to workers and former workers at CSX Transportation's Huntington, W.Va., shops.
The original poster removed the photos shortly after a request from Trains News Wire to publish them.
Text with the post indicated that the finished locomotive would head to the Lake Shore Railway Museum in North East, Pa., near Erie, which hosts a growing collection of preserved GE-made locomotives. A museum representative declined to comment. A regional CSX representative referred questions to officials at the company's headquarters in Jacksonville, Fla. News Wire is waiting for that further comment.
The photos also showed that the locomotive had cab letters for the Chesapeake & Ohio, a Chessie predecessor.