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Racing from Washington to New York (editor's title)

B&O and PRR steam trains racing
Passenger trains on the Baltimore & Ohio and Pennsylvania railroad racing out of Washington. At one time, both railroads scheduled express trains for New York out of Washington Union Station at 3 p.m. sharp. Since the two railroads paralleled each other, one can surely assume that at least occasionally the timing was right and pride overwhelmed the engine crews and the two trains raced each other out of the nation's capital. Photographic evidence exists for at least one afternoon in June 1930, when B&O train no. 22 had a slight lead on PRR train no. 144 as they passed F Tower. For another race between famous railroads, see record 1090.
Source Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois
Coverage Spatial, Washington, DC; Temporal, June 1930
Rights Lake Forest College
Date Created 1930-06
Resource Type
Extent Not available
Depicted Railroad
Location F Tower, leaving Washington, DC
Equipment, Locomotive K4 4-6-2 #5041 and P7 4-6-2 #5301 "President Adams"
Builder, locomotive Pennsylvania Railroad, Juniata Shops and Baldwin
Creator Description Rice's Railroadographs was located in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Collection Arthur Dubin Collection
Where Published *More Classic Trains,* by Arthur Dubin, p19. Kalmbach, 1974
Image ID Dubin.I.41.3
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