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1964 B&O Steam Special
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Author:  WVNorthern [ Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:58 pm ]
Post subject:  1964 B&O Steam Special

A local (Cecil County, MD) historical Facebook page is looking for information on a special cursion held on Aug 15, 1964 which ran between Philadelphia & Baltimore on the B&O. The copy of the photo from the local paper at that time is pretty fuzzy. I can't tell the number on the engine. Anyway, if anyone has any information, could you either post on their Facebook page directly or post it here and I will relay the information to them.

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Author:  cood101 [ Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 1964 B&O Steam Special

Lead engine looks to almost certainly be a Reading T1. I cannot discern the number on it, however.

Author:  WVNorthern [ Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 1964 B&O Steam Special

I didn't Google long enough. I found the answer. It was a B&O Iron Horse Days excursion using Reading T1 2100. Here's a link I found.

http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/r ... 10,1769463

Author:  steamerdon [ Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:10 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 1964 B&O Steam Special

I see you got your answer. Yes, this was a special weekend trip on the B&O to celebrate B&O Iron Horse Days. I had the extreme pleasure of riding from Philadelphia to Baltimore on Saturday, August 15, 1964 and returning on Sunday, August 16, 1964. I also rode one of the regular passenger runs between Baltimore and Washington. I think they ran three round trips each day. I got to explore Washington Union Station and the Smithsonian along with seeing SR 1401. I stayed overnight in the Hotel Baltimore across from Camden Station. All this at the tender age of 18. I rode a number of the a reading Iron Horse Rambles, but this was the the crown jewel.

Don Fenstermacher

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