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Tag: Baltimore and Ohio Railroad

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Exploring Southwest D.C. in 1899 and Now: The Aftermath of the 1899 Blizzard
Explore Southwest D.C. in 1899 and now! See a photo of the aftermath of the 1899 blizzard, and the same view today. See what the area looked like after the blizzard and how it looks now.
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Amazing Map of Washington by the B&O Railroad (1921)
This. Is. So. Cool. Check out this map of Washington, done by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. 1921 B&O map of Washington, DC
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Exploring the 1890 Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Route from Washington to Rockville
Explore a fascinating 1890 map of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad route from Washington to Rockville. Learn about the routes and landmarks of this historic railroad journey!
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Exploring the History of Takoma Park (and Takoma), a Victorian Suburb of Washington, DC
Discover the fascinating history of Takoma Park, a Victorian-era suburb of Washington, DC. Founded by Benjamin Franklin Gilbert in the late 19th century, explore the charming architecture and unique culture of this small neighborhood by the District line.
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A Brief Introduction, the Countess, and the "Lovely Visitor from Canada"
This is the first guest post by Jason R. This blog is about “uncovering stories that have long been forgotten.” It is about knowing a “little more” about the community we find ourselves in. I know that Mr. Ghosts of DC is fascinated by history, but as a social scientist, I’m going to push a little bit further. The reason why this blog is interesting (and what I hope to do with this little...
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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Station at Point of Rocks
Point of Rocks railroad station This is one of the most, if not the most, beautiful railroad stations in America. You can easily be captivated and transported back to 1873 when you stand on the platform of the old Baltimore and Ohio Railroad station. What’s even more fascinating is that it’s still used as a daily commuter station for the MARC train into Union Station (free t-shirt...
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Investigating a Massive Train Wreck in 1922 Laurel, Maryland
Take a look at the aftermath of a massive train collision in 1922 Laurel, Maryland - two freight trains barreling down the same track towards each other in a massive explosion of steel and coal. Read the Washington Post report and see more photos of the crash site.
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