The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in Maryland

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Incorporated in 1827, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O) was one of America's first railroads, and Maryland was its heart and soul. The B&O's creation was a tangible symbol of the Industrial Revolution, representing commerce and progress to towns along its route. Its headquarters and operations, centered in Baltimore, provided years of economic growth for the port city. This book contains images of well-known stations in Maryland, including Ellicott City Station, Gaithersburg Station, Camden Station, and the Mount Clare Shops—a self-contained industrial city, now home to the B&O Railroad Museum. Some stations still exist and are home to small museums or restaurants; others no longer stand, but images of them will remind even the casual historian of a time when railroads were a part of everyday life in America. Take a step back in time and revisit the sites, stations, and trains of the B&O that were once part of everyday life in Maryland and remember the glory of a bygone era.
ISBN: 9781467121422
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Maryland
Series: Images of Rail
Images: 196
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
David Shackelford is the chief curator of the B&O Railroad Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate in Baltimore, Maryland. All the images used for this project were selected from the Hays T. Watkins Research Library.