Baltimore and Ohio Streamliner Cincinnatian of the late ’40s, 1950s

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Photo by Don Wood, reproduced here from an Audio-Visual Designs postcard captioned: “‘The Cincinnatian,’ train number 53 westbound from Toledo, makes a station and water stop at Deshler, O. The time was July 1956, just a few months before the removal of steam.”

The Cincinnati was inaugurated in 1947 as an all-day train from Baltimore and Washington to Cincinnati, but failed to attract enough passengers on that route so on June 25, 1950 was re-inaugurated on the Cincinnati-Detroit run. My grandmother rode it on its second inaugural trip and thought it the best train she’d ever ridden.

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The two photos above and the two below are from Beebe & Clegg, The Trains We Rode.

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In the photos above and below–from Stegmaier. Baltimore & Ohio Passenger Service, 1945-1971-volume 1: The Route of the National Limited–the railroad’s Cincinnatian was still on its Baltimore-Cincinnati route.

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The cover of Stegmaier’s book, one of a number of good books on B&O streamliners.

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