GTW’s International at Dearborn Station
In July 1968, Grand Trunk Western’s International for Toronto prepares to depart Chicago’s Dearborn Station. Two Canadian National sleepers are ahead of B&O’s Mahoning, a 14-roomette/4-double-bedroom car.
Richmond Bates photo
Baltimore & Ohio – Brighton Park by d.w.davidson
The “other” Brighton Park. B&O’s Capitol Limited rolls eastbound past the South Wye (38th Street) B&O switchtender’s cabin, in April 1971. The photographer is unknown, original slide from my collection.
As the sun comes up on a summer morning, the Baltimore & Ohio’s flagship Capitol Limited is on the last lap of its overnight journey from Washington as it passes the operator’s cabin at Pullman Junction on Chicago’s South Side with a pair of E8s up front. The coming of Amtrak eight months later would mean the end of this train.
August 11, 1970
B&O 1442, C&O 4013 with westbound “Diplomat”
EL 819, 818 on the EL “Lake Cities” pulling up tp the EL Akron passenger station while B&O 1443 is on the head of the “Diplomat”.
Units for the Capitol Limited. The second unit is 1461 and an E8A also.
April 29, 1969
B&O “Diplomat” westbound with “Auglaise” on the end
B&O 1445 pulls the westbound “Diplomat” past the then-operating Quaker Oats plant just prior to stopping at B&O’s Akron Union Station on a fine morning in the late 1960’s. Soon the passenger train would be a memory and the Quaker Oats plant shut down and its silos surprisingly turned into a hotel.
At the B&O Akron Union Station with the “Diplomat”. The platform behind 1450 belongs to the EL.
B&O 1461 at the front of B&O #7 “The Diplomat” waits at Akron Union Station on an early fall morning in 1968.