This August, take a journey back in time as you walk through the illustrious B&O No. 7701 “Dreamland Sleeper!”

Join us on August 14th, 17th, and 18th for an exclusive peek into the history of this exceptional sleeper car.

From a time when rail passenger services faced fierce competition from airlines and automobiles the BUDD Slumbercoaches were innovative creations designed to counter this threat. Among these, the No. 7701 “Dreamland Sleeper” stands out as one of only two operated by the B&O.

It offered passengers the luxury of small private rooms at an affordable price—a true gem in the world of overnight travel. Operating between Baltimore (later Washington D.C.) and Chicago, it first served the coach-only Columbian before becoming a part of the Capital Limited, which featured coaches alongside first-class Pullman cars.

Step aboard rail history in August and discover the legacy of the B&O No. 7701 “Dreamland Sleeper.” Experience the charm and allure of a bygone era as we delve into the innovation and comfort that made overnight rail travel an unforgettable experience!


Tours will be available between 10 AM – 4 PM.

Please note: This tour requires participants to climb stairs and walk on uneven pathways. A virtual tour will be available on-site via QR code. Docent Tour Guides stationed near the car can answer any additional questions about the history and physical description of the rail car. Small children must be accompanied by an adult guardian at all times.


Included with Museum Admission. FREE for B&O Members.
Visit on Wednesday, August 14 for $10 Admission Day!

More about the B&O Unlocked Series

Prepare to step into a world of exclusive access to a remarkable collection!

While these historical marvels have been glimpsed from afar, their doors have remained closed to most… until 2024.  Each month the B&O Railroad Museum will be choosing an item from the museum collection and be unlocking it for a limited time.

Secure your seat on this unprecedented journey through history by purchasing a B&O Membership — the ultimate ticket to explore and experience every hidden gem among these iconic trains. Don’t miss this opportunity to unlock the rails to history!

Step inside the complete 2024 series!

Upcoming Events at the B&O


Monthly Tours

B&O Unlocked: Behind-the-Scenes Access Inside the Collection

March 13, 16 & 17: SEH No. 4 “St. Elizabeth”

Black History Month Free Film Screening

Hidden Figures – February 23

B&O’s 197th Birthday Party

February 25 @ 11 AM

Games with Trains

Saturday, March 2 @ 10 AM – 7 PM

Easter Weekend at the B&O

March 29-31

Sensory Inclusive Summer Camp

Week 1: June 24-28


Patrese T.
June 2021

I love that the museum is what remains of the old train yard and the number and variety of train cars is remarkable.

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