Discussion relating to the B&O up to it's 1972 merger into Chessie System. Visit the B&O Railroad Historical Society for more information. Also discussion of the C&O up to 1972. Visit the C&O Historical Society for more information. Also includes the WM up to 1972. Visit the WM Historical Society for more information.
  by Blutorse4792
I'm looking for information on what happened to some Baldwin Sharknoses that where sold to the B&O from the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway in Illinois. I can't find any road numbers, but I know they were sold to the B&O in the mid-1950s.

If anyone has any, could you also post some pics of B&O DR-4-4-15s?

  by BaltOhio
There were just two, originally built 6/49 as BLW demos 6001A and 6001A1, to EJ&E 700A-701A in 12/50; to B&O 847, 849 in 3/55; to B&O 4200-4201 in early '57.

B&O 4200 retired 10/62 and sold for scrap 1/63; #4201 retired 1/31/63 and sold to EMD as tradein for SD35s in 7/64.

  by Steam man
Picture of the 4200 from Northeast Railfan B&O diesel roster. There were only two as indicated by BaltOhio, but both 'A" units had a matching "B" unit numbered 847X abd 849X.


  by BaltOhio
Right...I forgot about the B units. Just to complete the story, they were, successively, BLW 6001B-6001B1; EJ&E 700B-701B; B&O 847X, 849X: B&O 5200-5201. The 5200 was retired 3/62 and went to EMD 8/64, as part of tradeins for an SD35 order, 5201 retired 3/62 and sold for scrap 12/62.

  by Blutorse4792
Now for the hard part - Leslie A200 or WABCO E-2? What kind of horn?