Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Historical Society
Railroad-Specific Historical Societies
P.O. Box 24225
Baltimore, MD 21227
United States
Meeting Frequency
Annual Convention and 2 regional mini-cons
Meeting Days
Meeting Times
Throughout its 160 years, the B&O Railroad enjoyed a rich and varied corporate life. It was America's first common carrier railroad and survived to become one of the world's oldest railroad companies through a combination of skill, foresight, and ingenuity and along the way acquired a secure place in the cultural and economic history of the United States.

The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Historical Society exists to help assemble, interpret and share that history. The B&O, like railroads everywhere, touched virtually all areas of American life. This diversity is reflected in the Society members' interests, which range from motive power and railroad architecture to modeling and artifact collecting. Most importantly, the Society provides a forum for the exchange of information and news, the publication of original research, and for members to simply get to know each other. The fellowship of common interest and the opportunities for mutual assistance are two of the Society's greatest assets.

Through the Society, members may participate in various field trips, research projects, equipment restorations, and locally-sponsored get-togethers, such as the Annual Founders' Day Dinner, which celebrates the chartering of the company on February 27, 1827.fv.

Also, each year the B&ORRHS holds an Annual Convention with facility tours, workshops, photo and models shows, displays, and the Annual Membership Meeting and Banquet. It's only one of the opportunities members have each year for meeting each other.

Additionally, two regional mini-conferences are held annually in the spring. One is held in the Baltimore area and a second in Ohio. The purpose of these mini-conferences is to bring together B&O fans to conduct workshops, lectures, and discuss the B&O.

Since 1979, the Society has published a quarterly magazine, The Sentinel, dedicated to the recurring publication of articles and news items of historical significance and interest to the B&O fan. Other publications include monographs, calendars, rosters, and reprints of original B&O source material.
Contact Information
P.O. Box 24225
Baltimore, MD 21227
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