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Freshly painted C&O GE B30-7 No. 8272 in Huntington, W.Va., in March 2017.
Chase Gunnoe
RUSSELL, Ky. — A Chessie System painted GE B30-7 is on its way to its new home in North East, Pa.

C&O No. 8272, which was cosmetically repainted by CSX Transportation’s Huntington locomotive shops in Huntington, W.Va., was spotted Tuesday on its say to Russell, Ky., where it will be sent out on a manifest train dead-in-tow for central Ohio.

The locomotive is eventually destined for the Lake Shore Railway Museum in North East, Pa., near Erie. The museum hosts a growing collection of preserved GE-made locomotives.

While a specific routing has not been outlined, the locomotive will likely travel on ex-Chesapeake & Ohio rails into Columbus, Ohio, before heading toward Willard, Ohio, and into Cleveland. The locomotive would then use CSX tracks north and east of Cleveland to gain access to the museum.

C&O No. 8272 is former CSX B30-7 No. 5554 and was originally built as C&O No. 8272 in 1980.

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