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Railroad Days & Roundhouse Model Train Show 

Saturday, March 2, 10am - 4pm

Sunday, March 3, 11am - 4pm

The B&O Railroad Museum invites you to its Railroad Days weekend, March 2 & 3, 2019.  See highlights from this special weekend below.

Join us for the Roundhouse Model Train Show hosted by Train Show, Inc. and Greenberg's Great Train & Toy Show. The Roundhouse Model Train Show brings real trains and model trains together under one roof at the B&O's historic Roundhouse. The show is co-sponsored by Greenberg Train Shows, the largest and longest-running model train show in the country. The family-friendly show features model railroad manufacturers, model and toy train vendors, operating train layouts and interactive toy train displays in addition to the museum's other world class exhibits.

Purchase discounted admission for this special weekend on-site!
Discounted General Museum admission: $14 for Adults, $7 for children (2-12) No other discounts or coupons will apply.
Train Rides tickets are $3 for adults, $2 for children with paid admission.
Admission & Train Rides are FREE for B&O Members. To become a B&O Member click here.

First Class Train Rides
First Class Passengers enjoy the attentive personal service of our Living History stewards as well as light refreshments, as they travel aboard the historic Royal Blue, a luxurious 1948 observation lounge car. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children (2-12). B&O member price is $4. Want to ride in style with an entourage? Book a group of 10-45 for $250. First Class tickets are sold on a first come first serve basis, so be sure to be book your premier first class experience today!

 


 

NEW: Model Railroad Beginner's Workshop

Saturday, March 2, 1pm | FREE for Members | $5 Non-Members

Join model railroader Jim Ullrich at 1pm in the Education Station for a beginners model railroad workshop! Intended for novices, this workshop will cover all the fundamentals of starting your very first model layout including how to pick a model gauge, basic wiring and electrical work, laying track, and some basic landscaping. This workshop is open to model railroaders of all ages and is perfect for parents and kids to enjoy together!

Pre-registration is required as space is limited.

 


 

    

What the B&O Railroad Museum will highlight during this special railroad weekend:

  • • Drift away on the B&O Slumbercoach "Dreamland", one of just two sleeping coaches built exclusively for the B&O Railroad in 1958 by BUDD Company. Visitors enter this this unique sleeper car to see for themselves how, for nearly four decades, this extremely rare car accommodated up to 40 overnight passengers at a time.

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  • • White glove tours of the #908 "John T. Collinson" office car. This newly restored rail car was built in 1917 by the Chicago & Alton Railroad and renamed in honor of John T. Collinson, a fourth generation railroader, and top executive with the Chessie System, Seaboard Systems and CSX. Visitors see first-hand how railroad executives worked and lived on this rare heavyweight office car.
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  • • Cab tours of the Pere Marquette #11 Diesel Electric Locomotive (General Motors, Electro-Motive Division SW-1 switcher), built in 1942 and in use during World War II.

  • Train Rides along the first commercial mile of railroad right-of-way laid in America, departing at 11am, 1pm, & 2:30pm on Saturday, March 2 and at 12pm & 2pm on Sunday, March 3.

  • • Train Rides to Tour B&O Restoration Shop on Saturday, March 2 at 11:30am & 1:30pm and Sunday, March 3 at 12:30pm. Visitors board the B&O Mile One Express train that will stop at the B&O Restoration Shop for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum's state-of-the-art restoration facility constructed in 2005 to restore and maintain its locomotive and rolling stock collection. Visitors see up-close the shop including the machinery used in the restoration process and a peek at some of the "Iron Horses" currently being maintained and restored.

  • • Special Railroad Sale of railroad books, china, and model trains from the Museum's warehouse.

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