All on board! ‘Where’s Marty?’ Visit Baltimore’s B&O Railroad Museum – CBS Baltimore

Hi guys!

We had a great time on Tuesday at the B&O Railroad Museum. Right off the bat, I will tell you that I am a huge fan of this place, and have been for many years.

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A little background: my family was involved in railroad rescue with the Louisville and Nashville (L&N) Railroad. My mother-in-law also worked for Norfolk Western, then Norfolk Southern, arranging the freight trains so they could be assembled precisely at the factory.

And when our kids were little, we got memberships and took them to the B&O museum (short for Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, based here) a lot. It’s super kid-friendly and it offers a “fun!” element for small eyes.

This museum takes us back to the beginning of America’s railroad development. The first mile of commercial racing in the US begins at Mt. Clare, where the museum is currently located. And the rest, as they say, is history.

If you visit the museum’s website, you can learn how to take a train on that mile. In fact, thousands of people do so every year. It’s called “Mile 1 Express.”

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Recently, some very important information has emerged that Mt. Clare played a role in Underground Railroad. That find is being studied by staff at the museum, which will open a large exhibition on the subject next year.

Besides the big trains, cars and engines from decades ago, along with information about Baltimore, there is also a model train garden that runs through a model of the City of Baltimore.

(P.S., I asked if they would decorate this nifty little feature during the holidays, and the answer was YES. So needless to say I can’t wait to come back to see the garden. Trains decorated for the holidays in a future chapter of “Where’s Marty?”)

By the way, on a completely unrelated note, Wednesday is National Cuameat Day – who knows? Which means we can just eat crab for breakfast. Crab omelet, why not?

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Marty B! All on board! ‘Where’s Marty?’ Visit Baltimore’s B&O Railroad Museum – CBS Baltimore

Jake Nichol

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