The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad book collection is a collection of 15 late 19th century and early 20th century books concerning the B&O railroad. Many relate to the of the railroad or specific events in its growth. Many others are travel oriented publications produced by the railroad to attract customers. Several of the books have wonderful period illustrations and the collection makes an excellent reference collection for the historic rail enthusiast.
All the titles contained on this CD are listed below.
- Guide to Baltimore & Ohio railroad (1874) - King, John T. - 144 pages
- A history and description of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad (1853) - Smith, W. P. (William Prescott) - 235 pages
- The early motive power of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad (1912) - Bell, J. Snowden (Joseph Snowden) - 176 pages
- The economic history of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad 1827-1853; (1897) - Reizenstein, Milton - 105 pages
- Baltimore & Ohio resorts and springs, summer 1905 (1905) - 32 pages
- Summer tours, 1906, pub. by the Baltimore & Ohio railroad co., Passenger department (1906) - 116 pages
- The book of the great railway celebrations of 1857; embracing a full account of the opening of the Ohio & Mississippi, and the Marietta & Cincinnati railroads, and the Northwestern Virginia branch of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, with ... an account of the subsequent excursion to Baltimore, Washington and Norfolk .. (1858) - Smith, W. P. (William Prescott) - 570 pages
- Memoranda concerning Baltimore city and its surroundings .. (1860) - 132 pages
- G. A. R. guide to Washington, with a brief description of some points of historic interest on and near the line of the Baltimore & Ohio R. R (1892) - 90 pages
- Rambles in the path of the steam-horse. An off-hand olla podrida, embracing a general historical and descriptive view of the scenery, agricultural and mineral resources, and prominent features of the travelled route from Baltimore to Harper's Ferry, Cumberland, Wheeling, Cincinnati, and Louisville (1855) - Bowen, Eli - 456 pages
- Between Baltimore and Pittsburgh on trains nos. 5 and 6, "New York and Chicago limited" The most historical and picturesque railway in America (1901) - 22 pages
- Picturesque B. and O. Historical and descriptive (1883) - Pangborn, Joseph Gladding - 166 pages
- Routes and rates for summer towns (1895) - 474 pages
- Guide to Washington (1892) - 64 pages
- Summer tours, season 1911 .. (1911) - 208 pages
Here is an image from one of the volumes:
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