The B&O No. 147 “Thatcher Perkins” was one of nine locomotives heavily damaged by the Feb. 17, 2003 roof collapse.

The “Thatcher Perkins” was restored and renumbered to its original No. 147 in 2010.

Photos: B. Miller

Historic Site

The B&O Railroad Museum’s 40-acre historic site, called Mt. Clare, is a National Historic Landmark and is the original site where the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad founded America’s first commercial railroad in 1827.

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Janet F.
Morgantown, WV

As you moved through the roundhouse it felt like you were following a cohesive storyline through the early history of the railroad.

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