The George Washington Chesapeake and Ohio Lines Medal (118059)

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The George Washington Chesapeake and Ohio Lines Medal  (118059)
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Medal souvenir commemorating The George Washington, a named passenger train of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway running between Cincinnati, Ohio and Washington, D.C. The oval shaped medal, measuring 1-1/2 x 1-1/4 inch, depicts George Washington with a border printed "The George Washington, Chesapeake and Ohio Lines." Red, white and blue ribbons attached. It began service in 1932 to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of the first president of the United States. When the George Washington was inaugurated as C&O's top-notch train on April 30, 1932, it was one of only two all-air-conditioned, long-distance trains operating in America.

Provenance: John Reynolds Collection
Country (if not USA):
State: Ohio
City/County: Cincinatti
Date: 1932