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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Unwind with drinks, trivia, and lots of laughs during Trackside Trivia, Friday, Sept. 18 at the B&O! This is just the ou...
09/06/2020

Unwind with drinks, trivia, and lots of laughs during Trackside Trivia, Friday, Sept. 18 at the B&O! This is just the outdoor trivia event you've been looking for, in a setting that can't be beat! Get your tickets today at BORail.events/Trivia

#TriviaNight #MyBmore #BaltimoreTrivia #Trivia #Beer #Wine #Fun #WeekendPlans #FridayFun

Workin' on the Railroad: Labor Day Weekend at the B&O continues today! Enjoy a train ride along the nation's first mile ...
09/06/2020

Workin' on the Railroad: Labor Day Weekend at the B&O continues today! Enjoy a train ride along the nation's first mile of commercial railroad at 1 PM, and a turntable demonstration at 2 PM!

📷: B&O Worker with oil can, ca. 1927. B&O Railroad Museum Collection

#LaborDayWeekend #SundayFunday #TrainRide #Turntable #BORailroad

Don't miss First Responders Day next Saturday, September 12 at the B&O, featuring: CSX "Pride in Service" locomotive, Op...
09/05/2020

Don't miss First Responders Day next Saturday, September 12 at the B&O, featuring: CSX "Pride in Service" locomotive, Operation Lifesaver Inc., and a controlled collision between train and car followed by North Point - Edgemere Volunteer Fire Department extrication demonstration. Learn more & purchase admission and train ride tickets to collision at BORail.events/FirstResponders

#FirstResponders #Service #Locomotives #Safety #WeekendPlans #MyBmore

#TrainTalk: Chesapeake & Ohio No. 377 was built in 1902 by Baldwin Locomotive Works for the Cincinnati, Richmond & Munci...
09/05/2020

#TrainTalk: Chesapeake & Ohio No. 377 was built in 1902 by Baldwin Locomotive Works for the Cincinnati, Richmond & Muncie Railroad, which would be merged shortly thereafter into the Cincinnati, Chicago & Louisville (CC&L) Railroad. Following bankruptcy in 1909 the CC&L was purchased by the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad. The No. 377 went on display at the B&O Railroad Museum in 1971, where it remains as one of the oldest Chesapeake & Ohio locomotives in existence.

#BOTrainTalk #RailroadHistory #ChespeakeandOhio #RailroadMuseum

Join us in kicking off Workin' on the Railroad: Labor Day Weekend at the B&O today with:Track Laying Demonstrations - 11...
09/05/2020

Join us in kicking off Workin' on the Railroad: Labor Day Weekend at the B&O today with:
Track Laying Demonstrations - 11 AM & 2 PM
Train Ride - 12 Noon
Working on the Railroad: The B&O & the Labor Movement Tour - 1 PM
See full schedule of events for the weekend at BORail.events/LaborDay

All staff and visitors over the age of 2 are required to wear PPE on-site. See full safety measures at http://www.borail.org/visit.aspx

#LaborDayWeekend #Saturday #SaturdayFun #WeekendActivities #RailroadMuseum #TrainRide #MyBmore

#TrainTalk: This Concord style stagecoach is a reproduction built by the Greens Carriage Restoration & Museum Company. A...
09/04/2020

#TrainTalk: This Concord style stagecoach is a reproduction built by the Greens Carriage Restoration & Museum Company. An early precursor to passenger rail travel, stagecoaches were used for passenger travel over longer distances beginning in the early 1800s. The building of America’s first highway, known as the National Road, began in 1811. The National Road was a major route for stagecoaches much like this one.

#BOTrainTalk #Stagecoach #TransportationHistory #Museum

Workin' on the Railroad: Labor Day Weekend at the B&O begins tomorrow! Plan your holiday weekend visit for turntable & t...
09/04/2020

Workin' on the Railroad: Labor Day Weekend at the B&O begins tomorrow! Plan your holiday weekend visit for turntable & track-laying demonstrations, yard games & bring-your-own picnic under our spacious pavilion, our "Working on the Railroad: The B&O and the Labor Movement" tour, and $1 admission on Labor Day Monday. See full schedule of events at BORail.events/LaborDay

📷: B&O worker with oil can, ca. 1927. B&O Railroad Museum Collection.

#LaborDay #WeekendPlans #WeekendFun #LaborDayWeekend #HolidayWeekend #MyBmore

It's Friday! Find adventure at the B&O Railroad Museum today. Take an 11:30 AM train ride, enjoy outdoor rides, and expl...
09/04/2020

It's Friday! Find adventure at the B&O Railroad Museum today. Take an 11:30 AM train ride, enjoy outdoor rides, and explore the birthplace of American railroading.

#TrainRide #MuseumLife #RailroadMuseum #Friyay

First Responders Day at the B&O is just a little over a week away! Join us in honoring first responders and learning abo...
09/03/2020

First Responders Day at the B&O is just a little over a week away! Join us in honoring first responders and learning about safety with a controlled collision followed by extrication demonstration courtesy of North Point - Edgemere Volunteer Fire Department. Operation Lifesaver Inc. will be on-site to teach about railroad crossing safety, and a CSX "Pride in Service" locomotive will be here at the Museum for visitors to see up close!
BORail.events/FirstResponders

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#FirstResponders #Service #Locomotives #Safety

Roll into the weekend fun a little early this week by visiting the B&O today! Enjoy our outdoor rides, take an 11:30 AM ...
09/03/2020

Roll into the weekend fun a little early this week by visiting the B&O today! Enjoy our outdoor rides, take an 11:30 AM train ride, and explore the birthplace of American railroading.

#TrainRide #MuseumLife #RailroadMuseum

#TrainTalk: This photo shows a Washington, D.C. Labor Day parade in 1894. The history of labor and American railroading ...
09/02/2020

#TrainTalk: This photo shows a Washington, D.C. Labor Day parade in 1894. The history of labor and American railroading are inextricably entwined. It was just 6 days after the end of the 1894 Pullman Strike, which began when employees of the Pullman Company went on strike in response to reduced wages, that Labor Day was declared a federal holiday.

Join us in celebrating the history and legacy of labor on the railroad during this weekend's Workin' on the Railroad: Labor Day Weekend at the B&O! Enjoy turntable and track-laying demonstrations, our special "Working on the Railroad: The B&O and the Labor Movement" tour, $1 admission on Labor Day Monday, and more! See full schedule of events at BORail.events/LaborDay (link in bio)

📷: Library of Congress

#LaborDay #LaborHistory #AmericanHistory #RailroadHistory #WashingtonDC #Pullman

Visit the B&O today and travel through time to explore the course of American railroad history! Then return to the prese...
09/02/2020

Visit the B&O today and travel through time to explore the course of American railroad history! Then return to the present to check items off your shopping list and grab some delicious dinner at the B&O Farmers Market!
Today's vendors include Albright Farms, DMV Empanadas, The Ville's Dills, Tom Cat's Kitchen, and more!

#FarmersMarket #MyBmore #BOFarmersMarket #Produce #Fresh #ShopLocal #SupportLocal

The weekend will be here before you know it, so plan your visit now for Workin' on the Railroad: Labor Day Weekend at th...
09/01/2020

The weekend will be here before you know it, so plan your visit now for Workin' on the Railroad: Labor Day Weekend at the B&O! Festivities to celebrate the legacy of labor this weekend include track-laying and turntable demonstrations, yard games and bring-your-own picnic, a special "Working on the Railroad: The B&O and the Labor Movement" tour, and $1 admission on Labor Day Monday! See full schedule of events and plan your visit at BORail.events/LaborDay

#LaborDay #HolidayWeekend #TurntableDemo #Railroad #TrainMuseum #WeekendFun

Let's get warmed up for Trackside Trivia, coming up on Friday, Sept. 18, by trying out a sample question! The song “Midn...
09/01/2020

Let's get warmed up for Trackside Trivia, coming up on Friday, Sept. 18, by trying out a sample question! The song “Midnight Plane to Houston” by Jim Weatherly was later re-recorded and popularized under what new title?

The answer is "Midnight Train to Georgia." What are some of your favorite railroad-themed songs? Let us know which railroad tunes you love the most in the comments, and get your tickets for Trackside Trivia today at BORail.events/Trivia

#TracksideTrivia #Trivia #TriviaNight #BORailroad #Outdoor #Drinks #Beer #Wine #Fun

#TrainTalk:  In 1903, the Lionel Trains No. 100 was the first toy train produced by Lionel that was modeled on an actual...
09/01/2020

#TrainTalk: In 1903, the Lionel Trains No. 100 was the first toy train produced by Lionel that was modeled on an actual train - the B&O No.5! This rare and historic toy will be on display at the B&O this month only, so don't miss out on your chance to see it up close!

#Lionel #Model #ToyTrain #Trains #BORailroad

Our gratitude goes out to Railfan & Railroad Magazine for their coverage of this past weekend's Diesel Days event! Check...
08/31/2020
B&O Museum Puts on Historic Diesel Parade

Our gratitude goes out to Railfan & Railroad Magazine for their coverage of this past weekend's Diesel Days event! Check out the link below for some highlights from this wonderful parade of diesels!

Everything from a classic Chessie GP38 to a historic CNJ box cab was rolled out of the B&O Museum on Sunday for its Diesel Days celebration.

Are you ready for Workin' on the Railroad: Labor Day Weekend at the B&O? Plan your holiday weekend visit for turntable a...
08/31/2020

Are you ready for Workin' on the Railroad: Labor Day Weekend at the B&O? Plan your holiday weekend visit for turntable and track-laying demos, yard games and bring your own picnic under the pavilion, $1 admission on Labor Day Monday, and more! BORail.events/LaborDay

#LaborDay #HolidayWeekend #WeekendActivities #TurntableDemo #MyBmore

#TrainTalk: Richard Imlay's replica Maryland and Ohio coaches, together with the B&O Atlantic, are now on-display in the...
08/31/2020

#TrainTalk: Richard Imlay's replica Maryland and Ohio coaches, together with the B&O Atlantic, are now on-display in their original Fair of the Iron Horse configuration, re-capturing a special moment in railroad history from 1927. Visit the Museum today to see this iconic display in person!

#BOTrainTalk #RailroadHistory #MDHistory

08/30/2020
Chessie Locomotive at B&O

Diesel Days today! There’s still time to catch the parade of diesel locomotives at 1:00 PM. Boarding starts at 12:45. #trainfan #Railfan #chessielove
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Model layouts are just one of many exciting areas at the B&O that could benefit from your presence! Join us on Saturday,...
08/30/2020

Model layouts are just one of many exciting areas at the B&O that could benefit from your presence! Join us on Saturday, Sept. 19 for our Volunteer Fair at the B&O to learn about volunteering opportunities that suit your skills and interests! Plus, enjoy a train ride and turntable demonstration while you're here. No charge for admission with RSVP to [email protected] and completed application. BORail.events/VolunteerFair

#Volunteer #VolunteerFair #ModelRailroading #TrainMuseum #MyBmore

It's not too late to experience Diesel Days at the B&O! Tickets are available on-site to enjoy a narrated parade of dies...
08/30/2020

It's not too late to experience Diesel Days at the B&O! Tickets are available on-site to enjoy a narrated parade of diesel locomotives through time including Sweet Toot, the Conrail 8905, the 3802, the 6944, and the WM 236. Today's Diesel Days train ride to runbys is from 1 PM - 3 PM. BORail.events/DieseDays

#DieselDays #SundayFunday #Locomotives #RailroadHistory #HistoryinMotion #Runbys #WeekendFun

Join us for Trackside Trivia on Saturday, September 18 for a evening of trivia, trains, drinks, and laughs! Your ticket ...
08/29/2020

Join us for Trackside Trivia on Saturday, September 18 for a evening of trivia, trains, drinks, and laughs! Your ticket to this outdoor trivia event includes one free beer or wine, and prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place, as well as the bonus round! Get your tickets today at BORail.events/trivia

#Trivia #TriviaNight #Outdoor #MyBmore #Baltimore #Beer #Wine #Fun #Prizes

We've got lots in store for Workin' on the Railroad: Labor Day Weekend at the B&O! Between turntable and track-laying de...
08/29/2020

We've got lots in store for Workin' on the Railroad: Labor Day Weekend at the B&O! Between turntable and track-laying demonstrations, yard games, $1 admission on Labor Day Monday, and our "The B&O & the Labor Movement Tour," you won't want to miss out! Plan your visit and see full schedule of events at BORail.events/LaborDay

#LaborDay #HolidayWeekend #TurntableDemo #Tours #BORailroad #MyBmore

08/29/2020

ATTENTION: Due to severe weather conditions, today's Diesel Days train ride has been rescheduled for tomorrow, Sunday, August 30, at 10 AM. We apologize for any inconvenience, and look forward to seeing you at Diesel Days this weekend!

If you already have tickets, and would instead like to join tomorrow's scheduled Diesel Days train ride at 1 PM, please contact Visitor Services at (410)-752-2490. Please note, boarding begins 15 minutes prior to train rides.

08/28/2020

Diesel Days at the B&O is just 1 day away! See historic diesel locomotives in action including the B&O No. 3802, the B&O No. 6944, and the Western Maryland No. 236 - a 2-hour round trip train ride experience! Get your tickets at BORail.events/DieselDays

#DieselDays #Weekend #Locomotives #TrainRide #Runbys #BORailroad

#TrainTalk: It was on this day, in 1830, that the legendary race is said to have taken place between Peter Cooper's prot...
08/28/2020

#TrainTalk: It was on this day, in 1830, that the legendary race is said to have taken place between Peter Cooper's prototype "Tom Thumb" locomotive and a horse. While a mechanical failure would assure the horse's victory, the Tom Thumb proved what the steam engines were capable of, changing the course of American history! The replica Tom Thumb, constructed for the 1927 Fair of the Iron Horse, remains on permanent display in the Museum's Roundhouse.

#BOTrainTalk #TomThumb #RailroadHistory #TodayInHistory

You made it to Friday! Celebrate with a visit to the B&O, where you can enjoy an 11:30 train ride, outdoor rides, and fr...
08/28/2020

You made it to Friday! Celebrate with a visit to the B&O, where you can enjoy an 11:30 train ride, outdoor rides, and frozen treats! Don't forget to join Chief Curator Jon Goldman for our "Slavery to Civil Rights" tour at 1 PM. Plus, B&O Members are invited for free outdoor rides from 10-12, and free coffee in the cafe.

#Friday #Friyay #Summer #KidsAcitivities #Tour #TrainRide

Workin' on the Railroad: Labor Day Weekend at the B&O is fast approaching! Spend your holiday weekend at the B&O for tra...
08/27/2020

Workin' on the Railroad: Labor Day Weekend at the B&O is fast approaching! Spend your holiday weekend at the B&O for track-laying and turntable demonstrations, yard games, $1 admission on Labor Day Monday, and more!
Learn more and plan your visit at BORail.events/LaborDay

#LaborDay #LaborDayWeekend #Turntable #MuseumLife

08/27/2020

We're getting very excited for Diesel Days, this Saturday & Sunday at the B&O! Experience a narrated parade of diesel locomotives through time, photograph all your favorites, and take home a commemorative water bottle!
Get your tickets today at BORail.events/DieselDays

#DieselDays #Locomotives #Railroading #Runbys #SummerFun

We're offering special family-friendly fun for B&O Members tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 28! B&O Members are invited to enjoy F...
08/27/2020

We're offering special family-friendly fun for B&O Members tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 28! B&O Members are invited to enjoy FREE outdoor kids' rides from 10 AM - 12 PM, free coffee in the café, and a train ride on the Mile One Express at 11:30 AM. And meet the Museum’s Chief Curator, Jon Goldman, for a guided tour, "From Slavery to Civil Rights", at 1:00 PM!

To learn about the benefits of membership and sign up today, visit http://www.borail.org/Individual-Family.aspx

#MemberDays #MuseumMembers #BORailroad #Support #Tour #Rides

Summer may be winding down, but here at the B&O, the fun keeps on rolling! Visit today to enjoy an 11:30 AM train ride a...
08/27/2020

Summer may be winding down, but here at the B&O, the fun keeps on rolling! Visit today to enjoy an 11:30 AM train ride along nation's first mile of commercial railroad, outdoor rides for kids, frozen treats, and of course, our historic collection!

#SummerFun #VisitBO #TrainRide #Outdoor #TrainMuseum #TrainRide

It’s a beautiful evening at the B&O Farmers Market! Stop by between now and 7 to support local vendors and pick up some ...
08/26/2020

It’s a beautiful evening at the B&O Farmers Market! Stop by between now and 7 to support local vendors and pick up some wonderful products!
GQ Food Truck Pitango Gelato All Fired Up Old Line Spirits Albright Farms Waverly Brewing Company
#ShopLocal #FarmersMarket

08/26/2020

Here at the B&O, our rail ops crew has been hard at work making preparations for Diesel Days! Join us this Saturday or Sunday to experience a narrated parade of diesel locomotives through time as we celebrate these technological marvels and give you the opportunity to see them in action. Purchase your tickets today at BORail.events/DieselDays

#Diesel #DieselDays #Locomotives #RailroadHistory #Runbys #WeekendFun

Don't forget to swing by the B&O Farmers Market in partnership with the Fell's Point Farmers Market this evening between...
08/26/2020

Don't forget to swing by the B&O Farmers Market in partnership with the Fell's Point Farmers Market this evening between 3 and 7 PM! Grab a bite to eat from GQ Food Truck and a beer from Waverly Brewing Company as you shop fresh products from local vendors in a safe-shopping environment.

Parking and access to Farmers Market are FREE!

#FoodTruck #Beer #FarmersMarket #SupportLocal #Outdoor #Fresh

#TrainTalk: Check out the progress our restoration team has made in restoring the pilot of the No. 51 to its original 19...
08/26/2020

#TrainTalk: Check out the progress our restoration team has made in restoring the pilot of the No. 51 to its original 1937 appearance!

#BOTrainTalk #Restoration #RailroadHistory #BORailroad

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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Is a restoration of B&O#5300 possible?
Howdy...I tried the direct links for the museum archivist and haven't heard back yet so I thought I would post this here. We are doing research on these converted boxcars and was hoping to get more information on them. Any help would be appreciated. Joe D MTL>
🚂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.