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Master Metal conservator, George Harwood, cast two additional bronze William Mason locomotive name plates while recreating the pair that was lost from B & O #25 in the past. These are exacting replicas designed and cast from Civil War period photographs of other Mason locomotives.  Each name plate measures approximately three feet wide and two feet high and weighs roughly eighty (80) pounds. 


The charity silent auction for the first of the name plates begins September 16, 2017, and ends December 31, 2017.  Minimum opening bid is $10,000.00.

To register for this auction and place a bid, please download this auction form, complete and return to Eileen Blinzley to place your bid online.  After September 16, to bid while onsite, forms will be available in the Museum Store.  Online bids will continue to be accepted via the email indicated.   To place additional bids, email Eileen Blinzley with your name, your assigned bidder number, and the amount being bid.   The subject line should say AUCTION.

The current highest bid will be posted both at the museum and online. CLICK HERE for the most current bid.

All proceeds from this auction will be used to further restoration efforts at the museum. 


Bidders are Solely Responsible for Errors on Their Bid forms

If you are the successful bidder, immediate payment and arrangement for pick up or shipment of your items is expected.  Payment must be cash, credit card or approved check.  All shipping costs are at the buyer’s expense.

Return Auction Bid form to Eileen Blinzley.  You will receive a confirmation that your bid has been received and recorded and a bidder number will be assigned.

All inquiries regarding the auction should be directed to Eileen Blinzley.


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