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 Passenger Extra
Well. lets see.

Pittsburg, Newcastle, Youngstown, Akron, Willard (which usually took a while) since unless running separate, they'd have to cut 19 out 5, couple in an engine, run an air test and so on; then Tiffin, Fostoria, Deshler, (Tontogany or Cristy sometimes they'd get a yellow), and Perrysburg to Vickers sometimes got a little slow too depending on what was going on, Toledo, Monroe and then getting into Detroit on the NYC whatever that took. Yeah I could see where it would seem to be a lot of stops particularly from Deshler on. Average speed from Newcastle to Willard was around 50 to 55 and Willard to Deshler would have been close to 60.

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  by MC8000

Try the above URL for a shot of a pair of B&O E-6's for THE AMBASSADOR taken at the PM 21st Street roundhouse in Detroit that I posted on Michigan Railroad History.