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“Railfan and Steam lovers dream”

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum
Ranked #10 of 245 things to do in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Located at the site of the oldest railroad station in America, this museum traces the development of trains and features a huge collection of railroad memorabilia, a model railroad and an operating replica of the very first locomotive, The Tom Thumb, which was built here.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 29 May 2014

The B and O has a steam weekend In October every year with 2 steam engines running and a civil war encampment out by the restoration shop. The St Elizabeth has been running the past few years for the entire month of October on weekends only. They have lectures that are included with admission throughout the year pertaining to the civil war that are in depth.. The 2 6 6 2 engine they had on display was just sold to the western md scenic railroad in Cumberland . It will be moved out in June on special flatbed rail cars by CSX and restored to running service by the WMSR. IT will be the largest running engine in excursion service in the country . So if anyone is wondering where it went next time you go to the museum, you have your answer. It was the last one built by the Baldwin locomotive works

Thank matthewbrandley
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Don't think this will be a boring glimpse at the past. It's really quite educational and if you have kids -- or older parents -- they'll love it!! So much history and you can climb on real trains and equipment.

Thank MidnightKrewzer
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

I liked the fact that the engines in the roundhouse were arranged in chronological order with the "Tom Thumb"( a replica) first. There were Camelbacks, Pacifics, the American 4-4-0 & the "Allegheny". It was interesting to see so many varieties of engines & be able to compare them especially with the "Big Boy" & the ones in France,Switzerland,England & of course, Australia . The "Allegheny" wasn't as pretty as the others. It is a muscle machine built for power and is on record as being the most powerful steam locomotive. Like the "Big Boy" it has to be seen for the full effect to be felt. There is also a great collection of historic railway clocks.

Thank pstanslaus
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

I visited with my six year old granddaughter in April, 2014. There is an authentic short train ride - diesel-electric powered - and my granddaughter loved it. For railfans there is just about every type of locomotive and rail car of historic significance on display. I was so impressed I joined the Museum Society (as I can get a geezer discount.) Now that I need to consider such things the location is very handicapped or mobility accessible.

Thank MarcoPolodiNuovaYork
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

Because we have a train-loving 4 year old we always are on the lookout for train museums. This one was fine, but a little boring. Maybe because we were there early on a Sunday morning? Nice enough but I have seen better

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