B&O Railroad Museum

B&O Railroad Museum The B&O Railroad Museum brings alive the adventure of railroading. This historic national landmark allows you to see, touch, hear and explore the most important railroad collection in America.
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Hit the links with this special railroad spike sculpture from Roland Metal Art! This piece brings together the beloved h...
06/18/2020

Hit the links with this special railroad spike sculpture from Roland Metal Art! This piece brings together the beloved hobbies of railroading and golf, and is sure to make a perfect addition to the desk or shelf of anyone who loves both! http://www.borail.org/product/736.aspx

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06/18/2020

Check out the last Junior Junction special of the school year, featuring "Secret Pizza Party" by Adam Rubin. To see the full virtual story time and download a free educational activity to complete at home, visit BORail-education.org.
Thanks to all who've enjoyed, shared, and participated in our Junior Junction special Virtual Story Times!
#MuseumFromHome #handsonlearning #storytime #activitiesforkids #kidsbooks #childrensbooks #kidlit #kidshome #kidslearning #SecretPizzaParty

#TrainTalk: We're so excited for you to see the reunited 1927 replica Imlay Maryland and Ohio coaches, in their original...
06/18/2020

#TrainTalk: We're so excited for you to see the reunited 1927 replica Imlay Maryland and Ohio coaches, in their original Fair of the Iron Horse configuration with the B&O Atlantic! In the meantime, learn more about the significance of Imlay's iconic coaches by checking out our Museum Moment with Ron Drucker, the last president of the B&O Railroad! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G20FQ33e1hE

P.S. The B&O still faces a shortfall this spring. Go to BORail-Donate.org to preserve the B&O's legacy. When you do, you'll be entered to win an amazing railroad experience!

#MuseumFromHome #BOTrainTalk #MuseumMoment #GiftsofGratitude #Maryland #RailroadHistory #Trains

Looking for a last-minute Father's Day gift? Give dad the gift of railroading with a B&O Railroad Museum membership! For...
06/17/2020

Looking for a last-minute Father's Day gift? Give dad the gift of railroading with a B&O Railroad Museum membership! For more information on the perks of B&O membership and to sign up, visit http://www.borail.org/Individual-Family.aspx

#FathersDay #Gift #BORailroad #Membership #MuseumMembers #Railroading #RailroadHistory #Museums

#TrainTalk: President Dwight D. Eisenhower's funeral train, pulled by the C&O No. 4028, passes by a crowd on its way fro...
06/17/2020

#TrainTalk: President Dwight D. Eisenhower's funeral train, pulled by the C&O No. 4028, passes by a crowd on its way from Washington, DC to Abilene, Kansas in April 1969.
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P.S. The B&O still faces a shortfall this spring. Go to BORail-Donate.org to preserve the B&O's legacy. When you do, you'll be entered to win an amazing railroad experience!

#BOTrainTalk #MuseumFromHome #RailroadHistory #AmericanHistory #President #Eisenhower #ChesapeakeandOhio #GiftsofGratitude

06/16/2020

Our newest Junior Junction special is here! This week's special features "Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes" by Eva Chen. To see the full virtual story time and download a free educational activity to complete at home, visit BORail-education.org.
#MuseumFromHome #handsonlearning #storytime #activitiesforkids #kidsbooks #childrensbooks #kidlit #kidshome #kidslearning #JunoValentine

#TrainTalk: Following the initial success of the “Tom Thumb," the B&O Railroad held a contest for new locomotive designs...
06/16/2020

#TrainTalk: Following the initial success of the “Tom Thumb," the B&O Railroad held a contest for new locomotive designs. The contest was won by Phineas Davis of York, Pennsylvania. Twice as fast as the Tom Thumb, Davis' "York" locomotive could reach speeds of up to 30 miles per hour, which at the time was considered shocking and potentially unsafe. Nonetheless, the B&O Railroad put the York into service running passengers trains between Baltimore and Ellicott City, MD. Though the original was eventually scrapped, the B&O recreated this seminal locomotive in 1926-1927 to honor the railroad's centennial. This reproduction has been on display at the B&O Railroad Museum since 2015.

P.S. The B&O still faces a shortfall this spring. Go to BORail-Donate.org to preserve the B&O's legacy. When you do, you'll be entered to win an amazing railroad experience!

#BOTrainTalk #MuseumFromHome #York #AmericanHistory #RailroadHistory #BORailroad

The B&O Railroad Museum is excited to join the LGBTQ community and allies today in celebrating the Supreme Court's rulin...
06/15/2020

The B&O Railroad Museum is excited to join the LGBTQ community and allies today in celebrating the Supreme Court's ruling to protect gay and transgender individuals from workplace discrimination. The historical legacy of the B&O Railroad belongs to us all, and as such, we're proud to stand up for equality today and every day.

#LGBTQ #Equality #SCOTUS #Pride #BORailroad #HistoryforAll

Calling all students! Did you miss out on earning your Service Learning Hours? This is your chance to earn your hours in...
06/15/2020

Calling all students! Did you miss out on earning your Service Learning Hours? This is your chance to earn your hours in a setting unlike any other: the birthplace of American railroading!

Upon re-opening, the B&O will have opportunities available this summer during both special events and day-to-day operations. Opportunities include children’s programs, leading tours, riding the train, retail procedures, office work, and more. If interested, please contact Director of Visitor Services Eileen Blinzley at [email protected].

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#TrainTalk In this #throwback to June of 1935, the B&O Women’s Music Club releases birds at the christening of B&O No. 2...
06/15/2020

#TrainTalk In this #throwback to June of 1935, the B&O Women’s Music Club releases birds at the christening of B&O No. 2 "Lord Baltimore" on the Royal Blue Line.
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P.S. The B&O still faces a shortfall this spring. Go to BORail-Donate.org to preserve the B&O's legacy. When you do, you'll be entered to win an amazing railroad experience!

#BOTrainTalk #MuseumFromHome #GiftsofGratitude #Baltimore #RailroadHistory #BORailroad #Birds #HistoryinPictures #June #Summer

#TrainTalk: The Mt. Clare Depot is the oldest surviving building on the Museum’s campus. It was built in 1851 to provide...
06/14/2020

#TrainTalk: The Mt. Clare Depot is the oldest surviving building on the Museum’s campus. It was built in 1851 to provide improved passenger service for Baltimore’s Southwest neighborhoods. To learn more about the B&O's historic stations and iconic lines, explore our interactive route map at BOLivesOn.org/routes
📷B&O Railroad Museum Collection

P.S. The B&O still faces a shortfall this spring. Go to BORail-Donate.org to preserve the B&O's legacy. When you do, you'll be entered to win an amazing railroad experience!

#BOTrainTalk #MuseumFromHome #RailroadHistory #BaltimoreHistory #MtClare #AmericanHistory #Railroading #Baltimore

This Father's Day, give a gift that brings together the magic of railroading and the beauty of fatherly love. This uniqu...
06/13/2020

This Father's Day, give a gift that brings together the magic of railroading and the beauty of fatherly love. This unique piece is made entirely from railroad spikes, and will serve as a timeless reminder of just how much dad means to you! Father's Day is just around the corner, so order yours today: http://www.borail.org/product/735.aspx

#FathersDay #Gifts #DadGifts #Railroading

New for 2020, the League of Railway Women will award a scholarship to a student pursuing a graduate or undergraduate deg...
06/13/2020

New for 2020, the League of Railway Women will award a scholarship to a student pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree with an interest in supporting the rail industry. To learn more about this opportunity and for instructions on how to apply, visit https://www.railwaywomen.org/connie-sumara-memorial-scholarship

#TrainTalk: William Norris and his Norris Locomotive Works in Pennsylvania built the Lafayette for the Baltimore and Ohi...
06/13/2020

#TrainTalk: William Norris and his Norris Locomotive Works in Pennsylvania built the Lafayette for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in 1837. Named after the Revolutionary War hero, the 4-2-0 engine was the world’s first locomotive to feature a leading truck that swiveled as the engine went around curves in the track, thus improving performance. In addition, the Lafayette may have been the first standardized production model locomotive, leading to more engines being built in a shorter period of time. The Lafayette currently on display at the B&O Railroad Museum is a replica built in 1927 for the Fair of the Iron Horse, which has since been featured in numerous feature films, including: Wells Fargo (1937), Stand Up & Fight (1939), The Great Locomotive Chase (1956), and Amistad (1997).

P.S. The B&O still faces a shortfall this spring. Go to BORail-Donate.org to preserve the B&O's legacy. When you do, you'll be entered to win an amazing railroad experience!

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Each year, the League of Railway Women awards a scholarship to a woman pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree and s...
06/12/2020

Each year, the League of Railway Women awards a scholarship to a woman pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree and seeking to futher her career in the rail industry. To learn more about this opportunity and instructions on how to apply, visit https://www.railwaywomen.org/connie-sumara-memorial-scholarship

#TrainTalk The Clinchfield No.1 was originally built in 1882 for the Columbus, Chicago, & Indiana Central Railway, a pre...
06/12/2020

#TrainTalk The Clinchfield No.1 was originally built in 1882 for the Columbus, Chicago, & Indiana Central Railway, a predecessor to the Pennsylvania Railroad. This locomotive was owned by numerous different railroads throughout its active service. Around the turn of the century, it was sold to the Ohio River & Charleston Railroad to begin a career hauling logs and coal in Tennessee and the Carolinas. After a stint of being displayed in a public park under the ownership of the city Erwin, Tennessee, the No. 1 was sold back to the Clinchfield Railroad in 1968 and restored to operating condition. Known then as one of the longest consecutive running steam locomotives in the U.S., the Clinchfield would suffer a cracked frame in 1979, ending its active career. It was donated to the B&O Railroad Museum in 1981, where it remains on display to this day.

P.S. The B&O still faces a shortfall this spring. Go to BORail-Donate.org to preserve the B&O's legacy. When you do, you'll be entered to win an amazing railroad experience!

#BOTrainTalk #MuseumFromHome #GiftsofGratitude #RailroadHistory #Locomotives #HistoricLocomotives

06/11/2020

Our newest Junior Junction special is here! This week's special features "Sticks" by Diane Alber. To see the full virtual story time and download a free educational activity to complete at home, visit BORail-education.org.
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#TrainTalk: It's hard not admire the B&O No. 117 "Thatcher Perkins." Built in 1863, this engine was the next step up fro...
06/11/2020

#TrainTalk: It's hard not admire the B&O No. 117 "Thatcher Perkins." Built in 1863, this engine was the next step up from the earlier 4-4-0 American type locomotives. The 4-6-0 class of locomotives, which includes the Thatcher Perkins, represented the culmination of the balloon smokestack required for wood fuel, whereas later engines burned coal and had shorter smokestacks to fit under bridges. The Thatcher Perkins remains on display in the Roundhouse today.

P.S. The B&O still faces a shortfall this spring. Go to BORail-Donate.org to preserve the B&O's legacy. When you do, you'll be entered to win an amazing railroad experience!

#BOTrainTalk #MuseumFromHome #ThatcherPerkins #RailroadHistory #AmericanHistory #Locomotives

This Father's Day, bring a piece of the railroad home with this conductor's pocketwatch! Embossed with a steam engine cr...
06/10/2020

This Father's Day, bring a piece of the railroad home with this conductor's pocketwatch! Embossed with a steam engine crossing a trestle & available in 4 unique finishes, this piece is sure to bring a smile to every father's face...and keep them running on time! http://www.borail.org/product/647.aspx

#FathersDay #Pocketwatch #DadGifts #OnTime #Railroading

B&O No. 3528 was originally built as coach No. 5213 by the Pullman Car Company in 1923. This was a standard "heavyweight...
06/10/2020

B&O No. 3528 was originally built as coach No. 5213 by the Pullman Car Company in 1923. This was a standard "heavyweight" passenger coach for its time, offering passengers adjustable seats, walkthrough vestibules, and improved ventilation. In 1937, after the addition of air conditioning and 66 reclining seats, the coach was renumbered as 3528, and assigned to the iconic Royal Blue Line. Beginning in the 1970’s and continuing through 1981, No. 3528 worked commuter service between Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC, and Brunswick, MD. Following commuter service, the car served on the Chessie System’s “Safety Express” train under their Operation Lifesaver program. The #3528 was retired in 1983, making it the last commercial passenger car to be in service on America’s first passenger carrying railroad.

P.S. The B&O still faces a shortfall this spring. Go to BORail-Donate.org to preserve the B&O's legacy. When you do, you'll be entered to win an amazing railroad experience!

#BOTrainTalk #MuseumFromHome #GiftsofGratitude #BORailroad #RailroadHistory #AmericanRailroading #ChessieSystems

06/09/2020

Check out the newest Junior Junction special, featuring "Scribble Stones" by Diane Alber. To see the full virtual story time and download a free educational activity to complete at home, visit BORail-education.org.
#MuseumFromHome #handsonlearning #storytime #activitiesforkids #kidsbooks #childrensbooks #kidlit #kidshome #kidslearning

Get up close and personal with the B&O CE-15 Tunnel Clearance Car, nicknamed "Leaping Lena." Built in 1904, the CE-15 wa...
06/09/2020

Get up close and personal with the B&O CE-15 Tunnel Clearance Car, nicknamed "Leaping Lena." Built in 1904, the CE-15 was made from a flat car and had the body of a single-truck caboose. It was used to measure the diameter of tunnels to ensure safe clearance for trains. The CE-15 was the only car of its type on the B&O, and now remains on display in the Roundhouse.

P.S. The B&O still faces a shortfall this spring. Go to BORail-Donate.org to preserve the B&O's legacy. When you do, you'll be entered to win an amazing railroad experience!

#BOTrainTalk #MuseumFromHome #GiftsofGratitude #LeapingLena #RailroadHistory #Detail #Locomotives #BORailroad

River Rail Photo
06/08/2020

River Rail Photo

B&O in Charm City. The B&O Railroad Museum, located in Baltimore, Maryland, is a treasure of historic railroad equipment. Its 135 foot tall 1884 Roundhouse (Passenger Car Shop) is the centerpiece of the museum, housing a number of significant pieces of rolling stock. The museum was established by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in 1953. In 2003, the roundhouse suffered a partial collapse under the weight of a heavy snowfall, and 22 months later its rebuild was complete. Today, the museum staff and volunteers continue to honor the legacy of the railroad heritage by restoring and operating equipment. In the background is the city skyline including the Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

More on the roundhouse at: http://www.borail.org/The-Roundhouse-ca-1884.aspx

#TrainTalk: Check out the three side-mount cylinders on the Greenbriar Cheat & Elk No. 1! This innovative design enabled...
06/08/2020

#TrainTalk: Check out the three side-mount cylinders on the Greenbriar Cheat & Elk No. 1! This innovative design enabled the locomotive to handle the curves and more extreme grades of the mountains in logging country. The GC&E No. 1 is currently on-display in the Roundhouse.

P.S. The B&O still faces a shortfall this spring. Go to BORail-Donate.org to preserve the B&O's legacy. When you do, you'll be entered to win an amazing railroad experience!

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This Father's Day, help dad bring a touch of the railroad into his #WorkFromHome wardrobe with a matching set of railroa...
06/07/2020

This Father's Day, help dad bring a touch of the railroad into his #WorkFromHome wardrobe with a matching set of railroad cuff links and tie clip, and a classic B&O Railroad Museum polo, all available in our online Museum Store! http://www.borail.org/category/18.aspx

#FathersDay #Dads #BORailroad #WFH #WFHWardrobe

First placed in service in 1953, the initial purpose of the Budd Diesel Rail Car was to provide a self-propelled coach f...
06/07/2020

First placed in service in 1953, the initial purpose of the Budd Diesel Rail Car was to provide a self-propelled coach for commuter service. These cars could be operated individually or linked together with the lead coach controlling the group. The Rail Diesel Car was initially placed in service with the Washington DC Area Commuter Service and was later acquired by the Maryland Area Rail Commuter (MARC) train service and eventually by the Maryland Dept of Transportation (MDOT) where it finished its career in 1993. This coach featured B&O lettering and markings throughout the duration of its service, and still does, now on-display at the B&O Railroad Museum.

P.S. The B&O still faces a shortfall this spring. Go to BORail-Donate.org to preserve the B&O's legacy. When you do, you'll be entered to win an amazing railroad experience!

#MuseumFromHome #BOTrainTalk #MARC #MDOT #RailroadHistory #BORailroad

#TrainTalk: Hey B&O fans, you can still put your knowledge of the railroad to the test at BOLivesOn.org/games! Start wit...
06/06/2020

#TrainTalk: Hey B&O fans, you can still put your knowledge of the railroad to the test at BOLivesOn.org/games! Start with Quiz 1, covering the early history of the B&O including the founding, the Tom Thumb, and more. Then work your way through the rest of the B&O's history one quiz at a time!

P.S. The B&O still faces a shortfall this spring. Go to BORail-Donate.org to preserve the B&O's legacy. When you do, you'll be entered to win an amazing railroad experience!

#BOTrainTalk #TrainTalk #MuseumFromHome #BORailroad #Trivia #Quiz #TestYourKnowledge #RailroadTrivia #RailroadHistory #TomThumb

B&O Railroad Museum's cover photo
06/05/2020

B&O Railroad Museum's cover photo

Father's Day will be here before you know it! Whether the fathers in your life would prefer family time over a puzzle, a...
06/05/2020

Father's Day will be here before you know it! Whether the fathers in your life would prefer family time over a puzzle, a rare piece of the Roundhouse salvaged from the 2003 roof collapse, or a classic railroader's pocketwatch, we've got you covered at the B&O Railroad Museum store: http://www.borail.org/Store.aspx

#FathersDay #Shop #BORailroad #Dads #Gifts #Railroad

Today is World Environment Day, and we're bringing you a special edition of #TrainTalk courtesy of The Northeast Maglev!...
06/05/2020

Today is World Environment Day, and we're bringing you a special edition of #TrainTalk courtesy of The Northeast Maglev! SCMaglev is a system that allows a train to operate using magnetic levitation. Did you know that the SCMAGLEV system will remove millions of tons of greenhouse gasses from the atmosphere?
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Constructed as a joint venture between the B&O Railroad and the Pennsylvania Railroad, Washington, D.C.'s Union Station ...
06/05/2020

Constructed as a joint venture between the B&O Railroad and the Pennsylvania Railroad, Washington, D.C.'s Union Station opened on October 27, 1907 with the arrival of a B&O train from Pittsburgh. Learn more about the B&O's historic lines and iconic stops at BOLivesOn.org/routes

P.S. The B&O still faces a shortfall this spring. Go to BORail-Donate.org to preserve the B&O's legacy. When you do, you'll be entered to win an amazing railroad experience!

#BOTrainTalk #MuseumFromHome #GiftsofGratitude #BOLivesOn #WashingtonDC #UnionStation #RailroadHistory #AmericanHistory

Address

901 W Pratt St
Baltimore, MD
21223

The Charm City Circulator, the new free Eco-Friendly transportation in Baltimore, stops at the B&O. There is a bus stop and a light rail stop right down the street, and cabs are also available throughout the city.

General information

Purchase Day Out With Thomas tickets: https://www.ticketweb.com/venue/b-o-railroad-museum-baltimore-md/24794

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 11:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(410) 752-2490

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🚂23 years ago today, Thomas & Friends' creator Wilbert Vere Awdry (June 15, 1911–March 21, 1997) had passed away. Today Thomas and Friends fans, I honor and thank him for creating Thomas The Tank Engine to lift all of our Thomas and Friends childhood memories. Wilbert, I dedicate the song: "The Island Song" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssP3yku-yx8) to you, your life, your legacy, and everything you and your son Christopher Awdry accomplished to create "Thomas & Friends" (the books and then the TV series today) and the fans and I will always love the show to honor and remember you forever.
Would you have any photos of the pullman car platform detail for a drawing that i'm doing.
Steve Seabolt Kelly Seabolt Jonkman we should make a trip out here
#PEX #BELEIVE #BORailroad
Will you be open Oct 14, 2019? Please post annual holiday closings with your hours.
just wondering if anyone attened the 'Tails on Rails' Sturday and your thoughts of the event?
Could anyone give me some info or background on this old key I just dug up ?
Love this place just not the new All Gender restrooms
An important railroad marker that survived Sherman's destruction of infrastructure and buildings during the Civil War got a new home at the Atlanta History Center while a replica was placed downtown.
I am looking for photos of Rosedale Station, off of Philadelphia Road, Rosedale and Gilmore, on the B&O. Time frame 1915 would be best. Any help would be appreciated.
The 1:00 Train Ride scheduled for Sunday, July 21, has been cancelled due to heat restrictions. We apologize for any disappointment.
The 2:00 Train Ride scheduled for today, Saturday, July 20, has been cancelled due to heat restrictions. We apologize for any disappointment.