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Welcome to the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Historical Society.  The society is dedicated to the preservation of and education about the history of America's first Common Carrier Railroad, the Baltimore & Ohio.  The society has members all over the world across a variety of railroad interests from modeling to research to preservation.     

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The Society maintains an archives of documentation from the Offices of the Vice Presidents of Operations and Engineering from the B&O Railroad.  We are also the custodians of several thousand photographs and blueprints, maps and drawings.  The Society also publishes a quarterly journal, The Sentinel and a periodic on-line magazine The B&O Modeler.  Each year the society holds an Annual Convention and two mini-conventions in Ohio and the Maryland/West Virginia areas respectively.

Please note that the Archives function is in the process of returning to full operational status in the Eldersburg, Maryland facility. The move is now history and Archives volunteers have unpacked almost all of the materials. We still very much need and would appreciate volunteer assistance to help rearrange and set up our collections in the new storage areas so that we can more efficiently serve researchers. Please understand that until much of this setup is completed, research may progress slower than normal.


Direct link to the B&O Lettering guide. Includes the Guides, Fonts, and Logos. Includes also the Chris Barkan's Boxcar and Hopper lettering arrangements.

Direct link to the EMD Diesel font guide

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