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Did You Know... Time Standards Brought About By Railroads
Did you know that time zones in our country were created to help
the railroads run smoothly? Learn the story behind time standardization
and its impact on trains, travel, and the clock industry. On display
will be rare timepieces from renowned, private collectors and authorities.
Bring in your own antique clocks and timepieces for evaluation by
by B&O Railroad Museum
Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) Railroad Museum
901 West Pratt Street
Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7, 2002 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Comprising the oldest, most comprehensive collection of railroad
history in the Western Hemisphere, the B&O Railroad Museum is
a unique cultural and educational asset for the City of Baltimore
and the nation. An unparalleled roster of 19th and 20th century
railroad equipment, original shop buildings, and historic Mt.
Clare Station provide an integrated resource to present many aspects
of American railroad development and its impact on our society,
culture, and economy. The B&O collections date back to the founding
of the B&O Railroad in 1827 and include historic buildings, over
200 pieces of rolling stock, 15,000 small artifacts, 20,000 photographs,
assorted fine art and a research library facility.
In 1999, the Smithsonian Institution honored the B&O Railroad
Museum with full affiliate status-the only railroad museum in
the nation to receive this distinction.
Now through July 2003, the B&O Railroad Museum will host a national
celebration commemorating the 175th anniversary of railroading
in America. Entitled 175 Years: America On Track, the celebration
will include special exhibitions, lectures, symposia, a rail excursion
and special events for families, children, railroad enthusiasts
and visitors from around the world interested in America's heritage.
This 16-month celebration culminates with The Fair of the Iron
Horse 175; a 10-day pageant of rare locomotives and citywide
festival at Carroll Park in July 2003.
For more information and admission prices, the general public
can call 410-752-2490 or log on to www.borail.org
and click on to the 175 Years: America On Track logo.
Director of Marketing
B&O Railroad Museum
901 West Pratt Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21223