This locomotive was design to haul passenger trains on the Baltimore & Ohio railroad and one named "President Washington".
5300 was named "President Washington" and was unveiled at the "Fair of the Iron Horse" in 1927.
The locomotives 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 P7 from the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.
No. 5300 was the B&O's "President Class," named, of course the "George Washington".
This locomotive is one of twenty powerful engines named after American Presidents.
When 5300 and the Other 19 P7 engines built for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad they were painted olive green with gold and maroon trim in honoring the first twenty presidents.