The African American Railroading Oral Archives, in partnership with Union Baptist Church, collects stories related to the experiences of African Americans around the railroad and the transportation industry. This project encompasses African Americans’ experiences with rail travel, working on the railroad, and the industry across the country and across time. Anyone who has personal experiences traveling and/or working for the railroad, or family histories of those involved in the railroad, are welcome to participate in this ongoing project. Interviews may be conducted in-person or online. 

How to Participate 

The B&O Railroad Museum is seeking oral history interview subjects to bring to light never before heard stories of the African American experience with the railroad. This growing collection of curated oral histories explores the intertwined history of this community and the railroad from its conception to the present day.  

To participate or nominate someone for participation, please complete the signup form below or contact the B&O Railroad Museum Archives at or 443-627-2375. 

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Please supply your contact information if you are recommending someone else for the project.


If you have any questions concerning this project or would like more information, please contact the B&O Railroad Museum Archives at or 443-627-2375. 

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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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