B&O Railroad Museum

File:B&O Mount Clare Station (Baltimore).jpg


Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons category: Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum

Geographical coordinates: 39.2854 -76.6324


English B&O Railroad Museum

The B&O Railroad Museum is a museum exhibiting historic railroad equipment in Baltimore, Maryland, originally named the Baltimore & Ohio Transportation Museum when it opened on July 4, 1953. It has been called one of the most significant collections of railroad treasures in the world and has the largest collection of 19th-century locomotives in the U.S. The museum is located in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's old Mount Clare Station and adjacent roundhouse, part of the B&O's sprawling Mount Clare Shops site begun in 1829, the oldest railroad manufacturing complex in the United States.Mount Clare is considered to be a birthplace of American railroading, as the site of the first regular railroad passenger service in the U.S., beginning on May 22, 1830. It was also to this site that the first telegraph message, "What hath God wrought?" was sent on May 24, 1844, from Washington, D.C., using Samuel F. B. Morse's electric telegraph.The museum houses collections of 19th- and 20th-century artifacts related to America's railroads. The collection includes 250 pieces of railroad rolling stock, 15,000 artifacts, 5,000 cubic feet (140 m3) of archival material, four significant 19th-century buildings, including the historic roundhouse, and a mile of track, considered the most historic mile of railroad track in the United States. Train rides are offered on the mile of track on Wednesday through Sunday from April through December and weekends in January. In 2002, the museum had 160,000 visitors annually.The museum also features an outdoor G-scale layout, an indoor HO scale model, and a wooden model train for children to climb on. From Thanksgiving through the New Year, local model railroad groups set up large layouts on the roundhouse floor and in select locations on the grounds of the museum. A museum store offers toys, books, DVDs and other railroad-related items.

The museum and station were designated as a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 1961. In 2008, the Museum won three awards in Nickelodeon's Parents' Picks Awards in the categories of: Best Museum for Little Kids, Best Indoor Playspace for Little Kids, and Best Indoor Playspace for Big Kids. Television and film actor Michael Gross is the museum's "celebrity spokesman".The museum also hosts an annual Day out with Thomas event every year, complete with the train's excursion including a non-powered Thomas the Tank Engine replica built by the Strasburg Rail Road.

Source: B&O Railroad Museum

German Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum

Das Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum, kurz B&O Railroad Museum wurde am 4. Juli 1953 als Baltimore & Ohio Transportation Museum eröffnet. Das in Baltimore, Maryland gelegene Verkehrsmuseum ist von seiner umfangreichen Sammlung her das bedeutendste Eisenbahnmuseum der Vereinigten Staaten.

Standort des Eisenbahnmuseums ist der Bahnhof Mount Clare Station der Baltimore and Ohio Railroad mit seinem Rundschuppen. Der Bahnhof wurde zwischen 1851 und 1884 von Ephraim Francis Baldwin im so genannten Georgianischen Stil errichtet. An dieser Stelle errichtete die B&O Railroad bereits 1829 ihre Eisenbahnwerkstatt Mount Clare Shops, die älteste Eisenbahnproduktionsstätte der USA. Am 15. September 1961 erhielt das Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum den Status einer National Historic Landmark. Nach einem teilweisen Dacheinsturz durch Schneelast nach einem Schneesturm am 17. Februar 2003 konnte das Gebäude 2005 renoviert neu eröffnen. Zur Anlage gehört eine Bahnstrecke von 1,6 Kilometer Länge, auf denen in den Sommermonaten wöchentlich Vorführungen stattfinden. 2002 hatte das Museum 160.000 Besucher.

Source: Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum

Japanese ボルチモア・アンド・オハイオ鉄道博物館

ボルチモア・アンド・オハイオ鉄道博物館 (B&O Railroad Museum) は、1953年7月4日に開館した時点ではボルチモア・アンド・オハイオ交通博物館 (Baltimore & Ohio Transportation Museum) という名前であった、アメリカ合衆国メリーランド州ボルチモアにある歴史的な鉄道施設を展示する博物館である。

Source: ボルチモア・アンド・オハイオ鉄道博物館


English Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum

Located in a beautiful historic railroad roundhouse is a large collection of locomotives and railcars dating back to the very earliest railroads of America. Train rides are sometimes available. Very kid friendly.

Address 901 W Pratt St
Price Admission $18, discounts for seniors and children available
Last Edit2016-03-11
de Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museumja ボルチモア・アンド・オハイオ鉄道博物館zh 巴爾的摩與俄亥俄鐵路博物館zh-cn 巴尔的摩与俄亥俄铁路博物馆zh-hans 巴尔的摩与俄亥俄铁路博物馆zh-hant 巴爾的摩與俄亥俄鐵路博物館
Image source:
Wikimedia Commons Attribution by JGHowes
Wikidata Updated: Fri Jul 23 2021 10:42:46