Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad was one of the oldest railroads in the United States and the first common carrier railroad.
It came into being mostly because the city of Baltimore wanted to compete with the newly constructed Erie Canal (which served New York City) and another canal being proposed by Pennsylvania, which would have connected Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
1927 They painted their locomotives an olive green, striped with red and gold. The engines were also named, the first named after the first twenty Presidents of the United States.
Sources of Information
- The Engineer 1927/04/29
-  Wikipedia