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Baltimore & Ohio Long-Distance Passenger Trains
In its heyday, B&O ran passenger service from Jersey City to Washington, Chicago and St. Louis. But it couldn't compete with the Pennsylvania or New York Central. By the time Amtrak was formed, its trains were a shadow of their former selves.
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Photo ID: 617984

Back when Pittsbugh's P&LE station was a station rather than a restaurant, Baltimore & Ohio train 8, the Shenandoah, gets underway for Washington behind E8 1465, a former C&O unit. This was the pr... (more)

Railroad: Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: BO 1465
Train ID: 8, The Shenandoah
Photo Date: August 14, 1969


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: May 27, 2017

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Photo ID: 570553

C&O's Cincinnati to Detroit train the "Cincinnatian" powered today by B&O's E8(A) No.1439.

Railroad: Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Toledo, Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: BO 1439
Train ID: Cincinnatian
Photo Date: November, 1966


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Mar 23, 2016

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Photo ID: 559859

A Roger Puta Photograph

Railroad: Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Locomotive: EMD E9(A)
Location: Point of Rocks, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: BO 1455
Train ID: BO 34
Photo Date: March 02, 1969


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By: Marty Bernard

Added: Dec 26, 2015

Views: 7,578
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Photo ID: 558122

Baltimore & Ohio E8(A) 1435 with an E8(B) on the C&O's Cincinnati to Detroit "The Cincinnatian" near Cincinnati, Ohio January 22, 1961

Railroad: Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: BO 1435
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 22, 1961


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Dec 13, 2015

Views: 8,359
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Photo ID: 454709

Railroad: Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Locomotive: EMD E7(A)
Location: Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1965


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By: Donald Haskel (Collection)

Added: Oct 10, 2013

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Photo ID: 430761

The crew on the set of power give the railfan a curious look. The SW in the background waits for a path forward to grab onto a consist.

Railroad: Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Locomotive: EMD E7(A)
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: BO 1415
Train ID: Capitol Ltd.
Photo Date: August, 1964


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Apr 02, 2013

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Photo ID: 411791

During the B&O Capital Limited’s last autumn before Amtrak (1970), westbound No. 5 makes her brief evening station stop at suburban Silver Spring, Maryland, on the way to Chicago. In the consist ... (more)

Railroad: Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: BO 1454
Train ID: B&O 5
Photo Date: 1970


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By: Jesse Smith

Added: Oct 12, 2012

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Photo ID: 408312

On a pleasant morning in April of 1970, Baltimore & Ohio’s Metropolitan tears west through Forrest Glen, MD, on its way from Washington, D.C. to Cincinnati. B&O E-unit #1446 leads the consist of ... (more)

Railroad: Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Forrest Glen, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: BO 1446
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 1970


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By: Jesse Smith

Added: Sep 06, 2012

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Photo ID: 379768

Waiting for departure at Communipaw, this covered wagon will soon find a new terminal as B&O is about to exit the N.J. market.

Railroad: Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Locomotive: EMD E9(A)
Location: Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: BO 1455
Train ID: passenger
Photo Date: April, 1958


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Nov 02, 2011

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Photo ID: 379676

At Linden Rd. the signals on the bridges have been converted from lower quadrant semaphores by this time (1950 comparison photo linked below), but the B&O intercity passenger fleet would soon retr... (more)

Railroad: Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Locomotive: EMD E7(A)
Location: Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: BO 1428
Train ID: passenger
Photo Date: April, 1958


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Nov 01, 2011

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Photo ID: 379554

April 1958 was the last month of B&O passenger operatons out of the Jersey City terminal. John and his friend Bill Rosenberg spent that month trying to capture as much B&O passenger train action ... (more)

Railroad: Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Locomotive: EMD E6A
Location: Manville, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: BO 1412
Train ID: passenger
Photo Date: April, 1958


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Oct 31, 2011

Views: 6,372
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Photo ID: 328180

A "President" class P7c leads a passenger train past John's camera on the south side, the hogger about to acknowledge him. #5309 was "President Polk", and by this date must have been relegated to... (more)

Railroad: Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-2
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: BO 5309
Train ID: mail-express
Photo Date: August 11, 1956


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Jun 15, 2010

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Photo ID: 309044

At the time of this picture B&O had lost the mail contract and this run had been cut back to Parkersburg. So that is the explanation for one coach and one E unit. The thing that no one saw coming ... (more)

Railroad: Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Locomotive: EMD E8(B)
Location: Clarksburg, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: B&O 4457
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December, 1971


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By: Donald Haskel

Added: Jan 01, 2010

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Photo ID: 275546

B&O E7A, E6B, E7A units arrive at the Jersey Central Elizabeth station with train no. 2, NATIONAL LIMITED, from St. Louis.

Railroad: Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Locomotive: EMD E7(A)
Location: Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: BO 1422
Train ID: tr. 2
Photo Date: August 27, 1957


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Mar 12, 2009

Views: 16,506
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Photo ID: 275538

Baltimore and Ohio E8 A-A units are westbound at Elizabeth late in the day with train 3, THE DIPLOMAT, for St. Louis.

Railroad: Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: BO 31
Train ID: BO 3
Photo Date: July 25, 1956


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Mar 12, 2009

Views: 12,797
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