B&O Postwar Blotters

These blotters from the Dale Hastin collection were all published shortly after World War II. Click any blotter image to download a PDF of that blotter. Click other images for a larger view of that image. The PDFs are about 0.3 to 0.6 megabytes in size.

As shown in the advertisement below, in 1946, the B&O initiated through sleeping car service from Washington to Dallas via the MKT-Frisco Texas Special south of St. Louis. This blotter is probably from that year.

At the same time, the B&O arranged to have sleeping cars go through to Oklahoma City and Tulsa via the Frisco Meteor.

On January 19, 1947, B&O inaugurated the streamlined, steamlined Cincinnatian from Baltimore/Washington to Cincinnati. This routing proved a failure and in 1950 B&O rerouted it between Detroit and Cincinnati (which persuaded the Chesapeake & Ohio to cancel its planned Chessie train between Washington and Cincinnati). These two cards are probably from 1947 and certainly no later than 1949.


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