Baltimore & Ohio #1 "The National Limited"  Contributor's Pick!       
CKF's notes only identify this train as a Baltimore & Ohio passenger train. I am assuming it is The National Limited based on the shadows and head end cars (but am still working on solving the puzzle as the lack of streamlined cars impugns this idea greatly). If so, this was a Jersey City to St. Louis train. The westbound is about to pass under the telltales for Camp Meeting Road. Power is EA #51 (delivered May 1937) and an unidentified E6(B). It looks as if the E units are blowig smoke, although the angle of the smoke may mean it's actually just a flaw in the image (like the streaks clearly are).
Date: 9/1/1947 Location: Skillman, NJ   Map Show Skillman on a rail map Views: 3226 Collection Of:   Charles Knox Freericks
Locomotives: BO 51(EA)    Author:  Charles Knox Freericks
Baltimore & Ohio #1 "The National Limited"
Picture Categories: This picture is part of album:  1940s and 1950s
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David Abeles General Amazing. I knew an engineer by the name of Tom Gosson, nicknamed "the Goose", who was an engineer on the CNJ from the mid-1920's through Conrail and retired in 1978 working Eport Yard. His father-in-law, whose name was Packie, was an engineer on these B&O trains. GREAT to see these photos! 12/18/2008 3:09:10 PM

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