February 17, 2018: Field Trip – The B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore, MD

February’s field trip will be to the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore, MD, on February 17. 

The museum website gives this description of what we’ll see:

Located among Baltimore City’s historic southwest neighborhoods, at the original site of the historic Mt. Clare Shops, the B&O Railroad Museum is recognized universally as the birthplace of American railroading. … A National Historic Landmark, Affiliate of the Smithsonian Museum, and independent educational resource, the B&O Railroad Museum collects, preserves and interprets artifacts related to early American railroading, particularly the Baltimore & Ohio, Chesapeake & Ohio, Western Maryland, and other mid-Atlantic railroads …. Nearly 200 pieces of locomotives and rolling stock provide acontinuum  of railroad technology history from 1830 through the present day, and hundreds of thousands of small artifacts provide a unique glimpse of railroading through tools, exquisite time-pieces, fine art, presentation silver, uniforms, furniture, and personal memorabilia. Additionally, an extensive collection of scale models and toy trains illustrate America’s long fascination with trains and railroading. And the grounds of the Museum encompass significant historic structures, many of which are restored as well as bridges, earthworks, and archaeological resources.

The museum offers both indoor and outdoor photo opportunities, a benefit given the unpredictable weather that February brings to the region. The museum is tripod friendly but lighting may be challenging inside. We’ll meet at the entrance when the museum opens at 10:00. Admission is $20 for adults, and $17 for seniors (over 60). There is free parking for visitors. Travel time is about an hour from Dunn Loring, and we’ll have lunch at the nearby Inner Harbor.

We will meet at the museum 10:00 AM. Directions can be found here.  Signups will be at the meetings in February.

Shots – from Steve Steiner are at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/lz5e6wo2b5ddgpa/AACGxyD7JVLaZnYn8fqNh7F8a?dl=0

 

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