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Owner: Chesapeake & Ohio
Model:Lima 2-8-4Built As:PM 1225 (2-8-4)
Serial Number:7389Order No:1125
Frame Number: Built:11/1942
Notes:10/1941, nee-PM 1225
Other locos with this serial:  PM 1225(2-8-4) CO 1225(2-8-4)
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C&O 2-8-4 #1225 - ex-PM
Title:  C&O 2-8-4 #1225 - ex-PM
Description:  Here is the now famous Pere Marquette 2-8-4 #1225 of Polar Express fame before its rebirth. Built by Lima in October of 1941 as Pere Marquette #1225, it eventually ended up on the C&O steam roster in 1947 merger. From there, the loco's history takes many dramatic turns eventually ending up as the famous Christmas train. These slides appear to be an unusual study in the parts of this loco while on display at the Michigan State University before it was restored. The date is an approximation.
Photo Date:  6/1/1970  Upload Date: 3/16/2019 9:03:13 AM
Location:  East Lansing, MI
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Steam
Locomotives:  PM 1225(2-8-4) CO 1225(2-8-4)
Views:  108   Comments: 2
C&O 2-8-4 #1225 - ex-PM
Title:  C&O 2-8-4 #1225 - ex-PM
Description:  Here is another full side view in the slide series taken by an unknown photographer of the 1941 Lima built 2-8-4 while on dispaly as C&O 1225. It was fully restored to its original Pere Marquette state and served as the porototype model for "The Polar Express" locomtoive.
Photo Date:  6/1/1970  Upload Date: 3/16/2019 9:03:21 AM
Location:  East Lansing, MI
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Steam
Locomotives:  PM 1225(2-8-4) CO 1225(2-8-4)
Views:  73   Comments: 0
C&O 2-8-4 #1225 - ex-PM
Title:  C&O 2-8-4 #1225 - ex-PM
Description:  Part of the slide series by an unknown photographer of the display plaque by the 1941 Lima built PM 2-8-4 #1225 while wearing the C&O name.
Photo Date:  6/1/1970  Upload Date: 3/16/2019 9:03:27 AM
Location:  East Lansing, MI
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Steam
Locomotives:  PM 1225(2-8-4) CO 1225(2-8-4)
Views:  58   Comments: 0
C&O 2-8-4 #1225 - ex-PM
Title:  C&O 2-8-4 #1225 - ex-PM
Description:  Close-up of the engineer's cab window of this now famous locomotive. This was part of an interesting photo study of the C&O 2-8-4, nee-Pere Marquette #1225 by an unknown photographer while it was on display at the Michigan State University. Date is approximate.
Photo Date:  6/1/1970  Upload Date: 3/16/2019 9:03:30 AM
Location:  East Lansing, MI
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Steam
Locomotives:  PM 1225(2-8-4) CO 1225(2-8-4)
Views:  43   Comments: 0
C&O 2-8-4 #1225 - ex-PM
Title:  C&O 2-8-4 #1225 - ex-PM
Description:  Stylish profile of the 1941 Lima built 2-8-4 #1225 originally Pere Marquette but eventually Chesapeake & Ohio #1225 while it was on display at the Michigan State University. Date is approximate and no photographer name was given.
Photo Date:  6/1/1970  Upload Date: 3/16/2019 9:03:37 AM
Location:  East Lansing, MI
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Steam
Locomotives:  PM 1225(2-8-4) CO 1225(2-8-4)
Views:  36   Comments: 0
C&O 2-8-4 #1225 - ex-PM
Title:  C&O 2-8-4 #1225 - ex-PM
Description:  Close up of the pilot on the C&O 2-8-4 #1225, nee-Pere Marquette #1225 while on display at Michigan State University. Unknown photographer of the photo study and the date is approximate.
Photo Date:  6/1/1970  Upload Date: 3/16/2019 9:03:44 AM
Location:  East Lansing, MI
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Steam
Locomotives:  PM 1225(2-8-4) CO 1225(2-8-4)
Views:  45   Comments: 2
C&O 2-8-4 #1225 - ex-PM
Title:  C&O 2-8-4 #1225 - ex-PM
Description:  The mighty face of this 1941 Lima built 2-8-4 Bershire in this interesting photo study of the locomotive while on display at Michigan State University. Unknown photographer and the date is approximate.
Photo Date:  6/1/1970  Upload Date: 3/16/2019 9:03:48 AM
Location:  East Lansing, MI
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Steam
Locomotives:  PM 1225(2-8-4) CO 1225(2-8-4)
Views:  39   Comments: 0
C&O 2-8-4 #1225 - ex-PM
Title:  C&O 2-8-4 #1225 - ex-PM
Description:  Part of the photo study of the 1941 Lima built 2-8-4 Chesapeake & Ohio #1225, nee-Pere Marquette, while on display at Michigan State University. An unknown photographer created this interesting study of the locomotive. The date is approximate.
Photo Date:  6/1/1970  Upload Date: 3/16/2019 9:03:56 AM
Location:  East Lansing, MI
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Steam
Locomotives:  PM 1225(2-8-4) CO 1225(2-8-4)
Views:  36   Comments: 0
C&O 2-8-4 #1225 - ex-PM
Title:  C&O 2-8-4 #1225 - ex-PM
Description:  Another closeup view of the drivers on the 1941 Lima built 2-8-4 Berkshire #1225 built originally for the Perl Marquette but merged into the C&O roster in 1947. This loco was restored and served as the prototype for the children's story, "The Polar Express." No photographer name was given for this photo slide study and the date is approximate.
Photo Date:  6/1/1970  Upload Date: 3/16/2019 9:04:03 AM
Location:  East Lansing, MI
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Steam
Locomotives:  PM 1225(2-8-4) CO 1225(2-8-4)
Views:  32   Comments: 0
C&O 2-8-4 #1225 - ex-PM
Title:  C&O 2-8-4 #1225 - ex-PM
Description:  Another close up view of the drivers on this 1941 Lima built 2-8-4 Berkshire, orginally Pere Marquette #1225 but absorbed into the C&O roster in 1947. An unknown photographer did a photo slide study of this beautiful machine while on static display at Michigan State University. Its story after this point is an interesting one with many dramatic moments and the dedication by a group of rail activists originally from the university. The date is approximate.
Photo Date:  6/1/1970  Upload Date: 3/16/2019 9:04:10 AM
Location:  East Lansing, MI
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Steam
Locomotives:  PM 1225(2-8-4) CO 1225(2-8-4)
Views:  29   Comments: 0
C&O 2-8-4 #1225 - ex-PM
Title:  C&O 2-8-4 #1225 - ex-PM
Description:  Another closeup view of the stately 1941 Lima built 2-8-4 Berkshire drivers and bird droppings while it was on display at Michigan State University. Originally it was Pere Marquette #1225 but absorbed into the C&O roster in 1947. Now it is the famous "Polar Express" loco as it served as the prototype for the Disney movie. An unknown photographer did the photo slide study. The date is approximate.
Photo Date:  6/1/1970  Upload Date: 3/16/2019 9:04:17 AM
Location:  East Lansing, MI
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Steam
Locomotives:  PM 1225(2-8-4) CO 1225(2-8-4)
Views:  29   Comments: 0
C&O 2-8-4 #1225 - ex-PM
Title:  C&O 2-8-4 #1225 - ex-PM
Description:  Here is another close up of the drivers and partial cab taken by an unknown photographer in his/her study of the beautiful but sadly bird stained display at Michigan State University before it was reborn as the "Polar Express" prototype. The date is approximate.
Photo Date:  6/1/1970  Upload Date: 3/16/2019 9:04:24 AM
Location:  East Lansing, MI
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Steam
Locomotives:  PM 1225(2-8-4) CO 1225(2-8-4)
Views:  28   Comments: 0
C&O 2-8-4 #1225 - ex-PM
Title:  C&O 2-8-4 #1225 - ex-PM
Description:  Poor quality slide of one of the journal boxes on the 1941 Lima built 2-8-4 Berkshire, originally Pere Marquette #1225 but after 1947, C&O #1225. This was part of a photo slide study by an unknown photographer of the loco while it was on display at Michigan State University. The date is approximate.
Photo Date:  6/1/1970  Upload Date: 3/16/2019 9:04:32 AM
Location:  East Lansing, MI
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Steam
Locomotives:  PM 1225(2-8-4) CO 1225(2-8-4)
Views:  32   Comments: 0
C&O 2-8-4 #1225 - ex-PM
Title:  C&O 2-8-4 #1225 - ex-PM
Description:  Somewhat blurred photo of the rear end of the tender for the 1941 Lima built 2-8-4 Berkshire, originally Pere Marquette #1225 but after 1947, C&O 1225. The slide series was taken by an unknown photographer. No date was given for the slide series so an approximate one was used.
Photo Date:  6/1/1970  Upload Date: 3/16/2019 9:04:38 AM
Location:  East Lansing, MI
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Steam
Locomotives:  PM 1225(2-8-4) CO 1225(2-8-4)
Views:  47   Comments: 0


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