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Probably the most memorable set of railroad china is the Baltimore & Ohio (B & O) Railroad’s blue china made in 1927 to celebrate its hundredth year.
Scammell China Company made the set, though the Buffalo Pottery Company put out a trial set which is tough to find.
Union Pacific had its Herriman Blue, The Great Northern had Mountains and Flowers, the Pullman Company had Indian Tree, and, as you might expect, the Oriental Limited had an Asian-themed design.
Look for railroad china with either a stamp on the back indicating which company it was made for, or a railroad’s insignia on the front.
The pieces show historical scenes of the train route from the previous 100 years in the center, with a blue border on the larger pieces showing variations of the B & O trains through the years.
Although this style china is still being manufactured today, early examples are very rare and sought after.
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