This locomotive was assigned on passenger trains and, as the first of the type built, it was (co-incidentally) named "President Washington", after the first President of the United States. It was unveiled at the "Fair of the Iron Horse" in 1927.
The 5300 and its brothers initially hauled the Royal Blue trains between Washington DC and Jersey City, NJ, but they were soon relegated to the western division by the B&O's early dieselisation in the 1930s with the EMC EA/EB units.
Today it's on static display at the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum in Balitmore, Maryland. It is the only survivor.
- When 5300 and the other 19 members of its class were built for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, they were painted olive green with gold and maroon and named after the first twenty Presidents of the United States, as a patriotic gesture. Four members of the class were streamlined, re-classified as P7d, and saw use on The B&o’s streamliner, the Cincinnatian.