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B&O in Baltimore: 160 Years of History in the Charm City Area
B&O in Baltimore: 160 Years of History in the Charm City Area

B&O in Baltimore: 160 Years of History in the Charm City Area

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Stock Number: bohs477
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Feature: hardcover
Feature: Various
Feature: B&O Historical Society, 2019
Manufacturer Number: 978-0578507477

Baltimore is where is all started for the B&O Railroad, so it is natural the B&O Railroad Historical Society published a title on the origin and namesake city of the railroad. This is a history oriented book augmented with many photographs and therefore there is a lot of reading here, not just a title with photographs and captions. As this is a history book, the majority of photographs are Black-and-White. There are about 8 pages of color from more modern times.

I personally think the B&O is a favorite of many railroad enthusiasts for a number of good reasons. The B&O was the first railroad to be chartered in the nation, it was proposed and built to compete with waterways reaching the interior (the Erie Canal and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal), for it's celebration of the iron horse with original or replica steam locomotives displayed at the B&O Museum, and many other reasons. In addition, the streamline era brought about the attractive blue and gray paint scheme seen on the new diesel locomotives. So if you like history, and railroad history, here is a nice title on the forerunner of American railroading.

Introduction, Acknowledgements, pp. 3-4;
The Story Begins, pp. 5-10;
City Operations, 11-62;
Harbor Operations, 63-100;
Mt. Clare Shops and Yards, pp. 101-132;
Pratt Street Operations and the Municipal Harbor Belt Railroad, pp. 133-142;
East Baltimore Operations, pp. 143-156;
South Baltimore Operations, pp. 157-178;
On to Relay, pp. 179-192;
Motive Power in Baltimore, pp. 193-210;
Bonus Photographs, pp. 211-213;
Sources, 214-216.

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Historical Society, 216 pages, glossy paper, standard portrait size, Black-and-White photographs and illustrations, a few Color photographs and illustrations.

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