901 West Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21223
Small Objects and Artifacts
The museum is home to more than 6,000 small objects. The collection covers almost every facet of railroading and includes clocks, pocket watches, textiles, lanterns, dining car china, silver, fine art, communication devices, signals, shop equipment, and an assortment tools and artifacts used on historic occasions, such as the laying of the B&O’s ceremonial First Stone on July 4, 1828, which marked the beginning of construction of America’s first railroad.
The Alex Brown & Sons Exhibition Gallery contains permanent and rotating exhibits on significant aspects of railroading.  Current exhibitions include: 
The Smithsonian Institution’s Collection of Railroad Models: This exhibition features a comprehensive collection of models depicting the history of locomotive and rolling stock technology originally displayed in the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of History and Technology (currently the National Museum of American History). The exhibit was the brainchild of transportation curator John H. White. White gathered, in model form, examples of locomotives and cars that represented significant advancements in railroad technology. The models in the exhibit are considered by many to be the finest examples of railroad scale models ever produced.


About Time: Precision timekeeping and accurate schedules were essential to the safe and efficient operation of railroads. Variations or inaccuracies could literally be the difference between life and death. Learn the important role the railroads played in standardizing how we tell time. Exhibited are unique clocks and pocket watches used by the B&O Railroad and its employees.


The Great Railroad Strike of 1877: The first national labor strike in U.S. history was sparked by B&O Railroad management. This exhibition focuses on the role of the B&O in this event. On display are uniforms, weapons, art, and imagery from this important event.



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