Monday, November 2, 2009

Cancel for November 2: Cincinnati, Hamilton, and Dayton Railway

C.  H.  &  D. RY
NOV  2   1899

The Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton Railway was based in the Ohio and was incorporated in 1846.  It was bought out by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in 1917.  Chartered to build a line from Cincinnati to Hamilton, Ohio and then to Dayton, it continued to build and expand throughout its life, and ran sleeping car services throughout the central midwest.  See the poster below promoting its Pullman Car services.

In the early years of the railroad it had the nickname "Charge High and Damn Rough Ride."  The purchase of Pullman cars and the upgrading of its tracks must have eased this reputation.

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