B & O Employee Recognition Day

May 19, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
B & O Railroad Museum
901 W Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21223
$20 - $12
Dana Kirn
410-752-2490 X 221


Baltimore, MD – Railroading in America began in Baltimore at the B&O Railroad Company in 1828. What began as an experiment by a handful of Baltimore businessmen expanded into an industry that tripled its employee size by becoming a vital transportation railroad system in America.

Numerous Baltimore and Maryland residents were employees of the B&O Railroad. Both men and women from diverse ethnic backgrounds filled various positions along the B&O Railroad system. Some were shop workers who built the locomotives or rail cars that transported passengers or goods. Others were chefs or engineers who provided or improved service to its customers. The railroad heritage of these employees and the stories they told are still embedded in the memories of today’s generations. If you ask a Baltimore or Maryland resident today about their family heritage, there is a good chance that one of their relatives worked for the B&O.

On Saturday, May 19, the B&O Railroad Museum is requesting B&O Railroad employees or their relatives to share their railroad-related stories or memories. This special day honors their heritage where they can meet with the Museum’s collections staff and volunteers to show off their photographs or memorabilia of their past work experiences along the B&O system. Paper or digital materials like photographs or personal documents may be donated to the museum at the discretion of the Museum’s collections staff.

Former employees of the B&O Railroad (or one of its subsidiaries) who visit the museum on Saturday, May 19, 2018 will receive half off regular admission fees when employment proof (i.e. an employee ID card or a photograph) is presented upon entry.

Admission: $20 adults, $17 seniors (60+), $12 children (ages 2-12); 50% off rates with proof of B&O employment.

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