In February, the B&O Railroad Museum invites you inside the magnificent MARC 7100!
We’re celebrating this iconic locomotive for its pivotal role in modernizing commuter rail travel. The MARC 7100 isn’t just a train; it’s a symbol of connectivity, bringing communities closer and redefining the commuter experience. Join us as we continue this extraordinary journey through history, exploring the innovations that shaped the way we travel. Don’t miss your chance to witness the MARC 7100’s legacy up close.
Tours will be available between 10 AM – 4 PM.
Please note: This tour requires participants to climb stairs and walk on uneven pathways. For a completely physically accessible experience please see our virtual tour. Docent Tour Guides stationed near the locomotive can answer any additional questions about the history and physical description of the locomotive. Small children must be accompanied by an adult guardian at all times.
Included with Museum Admission. FREE for B&O Members.
Visit on Wednesday, February 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!
The CE-15, nicknamed the porcupine, stands as a testament to innovation, marking a pivotal moment in locomotive design with its groundbreaking features.
We’re celebrating this iconic locomotive for its pivotal role in modernizing commuter rail travel.
The SEH No. 4 – known affectionately as the “St. Elizabeth” or “Little Lizzie” — was one of the last steam locomotives ever produced in the United States.
Before the era of private jets, the No. 908 was the pinnacle of luxury travel for business executives, celebrities, and politicians.
This exceptional locomotive isn’t your ordinary steam engine—it’s a unique “fireless” steam locomotive crafted by Heisler Works in Erie, PA.
This self-propelled streamliner revolutionized rail travel as a Rail Diesel Car (RDC) developed by the BUDD Company in 1949.
Named for their bumpy and unstable riding conditions, “bobbers” served as business offices, mobile lookout towers, and sleeping quarters.
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.
The PM No. 11 stands as a diesel switcher, purpose-built to navigate rail yards and industrial parks across short distances.
The No. 1083 is no ordinary diner — it boasts a streamlined exterior reminiscent of the mid-century, while its interior design harks back to the 1940s.
The “Sweet Toot” was the powerhouse responsible for maneuvering freight cars loaded with liquid and granulated sugar within the confines of the iconic Domino Sugar refinery in Baltimore.
Upcoming Events at the B&O
Black History Month Free Film Screening: Hidden Figures
The B&O’s Big Birthday Bash
Toddler Time – Read Across America Day
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
Sensory Inclusive Summer Camp
Week 1: June 24-28