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Owner: Baltimore & Ohio
Model:EMD E8ABuilt As:BO 54 (E8A)
Serial Number:766Order No:E188A
Frame Number:Built:1/1938
Notes:blt 1/38 as EA #54, reblt 1/54
Other locos with this serial:  BO 1435(E8A)
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B&O E8m 1435
Title:  B&O E8m 1435
Description:  Baltimore & Ohio Railroad E8m 1435 eastbound at Pullman Junction on the south side of Chicago, Illinois on April 20, 1965, photo by Chuck Zeiler. This locomotive was built in January 1938 as EA #54 (c/n 766) on EMC Order E188A. The B&O received the only EA's and EB's built (six of each), the EA's were numbered 51-56 and the EB's were numbered 51x-56x. The Second Diesel Spotters Guide states that all were rebuilt to E8m during 1953 (EMD Order 7507A). Number 52 had been transferred to the Alton in 1940 (which the B&O controlled at the time), eventually becoming GM&O 100A. All except 100A were scrapped during 1969-1971. As built, this locomotive was powered by two Winton 201A 12 cylinder prime movers producing 1800 horsepower. The rebuilt units were rated at 2000 horsepower due to reused components.

It is pictured heading Train 10-2, the daily Washington Express, departing Chicago's Grand Central Station at 11:35 AM CDT, scheduled to arrive at Washington DC Union Station at 7:05 AM. According to the June 1965 edition of the Official Guide, the coach fare from Chicago to Washington was $22.15. It appears that Train 10-2 continued on to Baltimore after arriving at Washington DC (I'm not sure about the routing to accomplish that). Equipment listed is as follows: Washington - Chicago Express Trains 9 and 10 Daily; Between Washington and Chicago, Sleeping Car 90, 101, 14 roomettes, 4 Double Bedrooms (Sleeping cars may be occupied at Washington until 8:00 AM EDT and at Chicago until 7:30 AM CDT); Reclining Seat Coaches, Washington to Chicago; Dining-Lounge Car, Chicago to Pittsburgh; Dining Car.
Photo Date:  4/20/1965  Upload Date: 2/5/2010 11:33:48 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Passenger
Locomotives:  BO 1435(E8A)
Views:  1409   Comments: 2
B&O 1445 and 1435
Title:  B&O 1445 and 1435
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Photo Date:  12/17/1968  Upload Date: 6/10/2008 10:37:29 AM
Location:  Washington, DC
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BO 1445(E8A) BO 1435(E8A)
Views:  1217   Comments: 3


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