B&O Varnish Two for Tuesday

It is 1967 or 1968 in Akron where Baltimore & Ohio E9A No. 1455 is adding or removing these head end cars to The Diplomat. I don’t remember which it was. In the top image is a short Diplomat with the two cars. In the bottom image is the switching operation. No. 1455 was built in May 1955 and would later join the Amtrak roster as No. 401.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

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One Response to “B&O Varnish Two for Tuesday”

  1. pwwoodring Says:

    In the top photo there is a passenger car in the westbound stub siding that looks to be on ground steam. Could that be a set-out sleeper that was set-off by the train before they went to switch the express cars to the mail and baggage siding up against the far station platform at the main building? Or was it a car being added to the train for Chicago (less likely)? Or something else entirely?

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