by Christopher Taydus
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. and it’s located in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad’s old Mount Clare Station and adjacent roundhouse in Baltimore City. So of course, our Oak Crest Special Trips department couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad museum with our residents with a trip there on January 5th.
The B&O Railroad 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.
Be sure to tune in to Oak Crest Now on Monday, January 11th at 10:00 AM on Channel 973 to get a preview of the museum. The show will reair at 2:00 PM, 7:00 PM, 9:00 PM, and 12:00 AM, and the show will be available the following day at www.oakcresttv.com. For more information on the B&O Railroad museum, visit www.borail.org.