Baltimore and Ohio Railroad

Snowy Southwest Street in 1899

Below is a great old photo of Southwest D.C. from 1899, showing the aftermath of the 1899 blizzard. You’re looking up 6th St. SW towards the old B&O railroad station at 6th and B St. NW...
Exterior of old Pennsylvania Station, 6th & B Streets, N.W., Washington, D.C., as it appeared in the 1880's showing street traffic in front and insert of interior

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Station in the 1880s

We found this at the Library of Congress, and it shows the old B&O Railroad Station where President Garfield was assassinated. Source: Library of Congress
1921 B&O map of Washington, DC

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.
1890 B&O Railroad Map

1890 Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Real Estate Map

Another great one for GoDCers who love maps. This is an 1890 map of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad route from Washington to Rockville.
Takoma advertisement in the Sunday Herald - June 14th, 1891

Why is it Named Takoma? … and Some History

Takoma Park (and Takoma) is a lovely and friendly neighborhood on the northeast District line with Maryland. It dates back to the late 19th century, when Benjamin Franklin Gilbert, both founder and first mayor of Takoma...
Countess de la Rocca in 1914

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...
Point of Rocks railroad station

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Station at Point of Rocks

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...
Laurel, Maryland. July 31, 1922. "Two B&O freights wrecked in head-on crash at Laurel switch." National Photo Company glass negative (Shorpy)

Massive Head-On Train Collision in Laurel

This photo begs further investigation (click on it for high-resolution). Source: Shorpy This looks like a massive train wreck (obviously), and what continues to amaze me is in those days, people would rapidly gather around a...
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