Train Schedules Are Changed

June 14, 1917

B. & O. Rearranges Time Table Affecting Service on the Main Line

Drastic changes in the passenger schedules on this division of the Baltimore & Ohio have been made which went into effect on Sunday. The new schedule was made effective in line with the desire of the National Reserve Board to curtail passenger service as far as possible while, at the same time, giving passengers the quickest facilities and the shippers, with government freight in priority, the most efficient service for the handling of the great volume of freight that war conditions have made necessary.

One train East and one train West have been removed, while the time of arrival and departure of several others have been changed. The train removed was known as the “windcheater,’ and while many people will be discommoded on account of this necessary curtailment it must be taken into consideration that the country is now at war and occasional personal inconvience is war’s smallest toll and in making these changes the curtailment of any service was weighed carefully before decision was made.

With the taking off of the short-run locals operating officials of the Baltimore & Ohio, as well as the traffic force, will be able to devote even greater attention to the movement of freight — foodstuffs, government supplies and accouterments — and the handling of troops that will tax the road’s facilities to the utmost. The saving of engines and equipment that will be made from the curtailment of passenger service will give added facilities for the handling of war’s requirements.

Trains East-bound (Baltimore) leave at 6:22 a.m., 8:34 a.m., 3:41 p.m., and 7:30 p.m., the latter two running on Sundays. The 6:22 and 8:34 a.m. trains will run Sundays, in addition to one in the evening at 6:57 o’clock. West-bound trains (from Baltimore) will arrive at 8:37 a.m., 2:39 p.m., and 8:03 p.m., with the exception of Sundays, when the former two will not run. The only Sunday morning train will arrive at 10:51 o’clock. The “owl” train will continue to run Saturday nights only. For the convenience of our readers a corrected schedule will be found on page six.

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