famous Baltimore and Ohio (or B&O) Railroad. The B&O Railroad museum is located at 901 West Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21223.
|Rob and James pause for a pic|
|The B&O Museum Roundhouse|
THE ROUNDHOUSE -
Roundhouses are large, circular or semicircular structures that were traditionally located surrounding or adjacent to turntables. The defining feature of the traditional roundhouse was the turntable, which facilitates access when the building is used for repair facilities or for storage of steam locomotives.
WHAT IS A CABOOSE USED FOR? - A caboose is a manned railroad car at the end of a freight train. Cabooses provided shelter for crew at the end of a train, who were required for switching and shunting, and to keep a lookout for load shifting, damage to equipment and cargo, or overheating axles.
|Front of an engine|
OUR ADVENTURE - We arrived at the museum at 3:40 p.m. EDT after touring two historic ships, Geppi's museum, and grabbing a quick lunch. The museum was supposed to close that day at 4pm, but we decided to go through anyway as there were too many other plans for the coming days. Unfortunately, the clerk didn't offer us any discount or return passes and instead said "you'll have to hurry through the exhibits." We raced through the roundhouse and took lots of great pictures. After we got home, I wrote the museum and they agreed that the clerk should've made some amends, so the manager did. I am grateful for that. It's so important to provide good customer service, and B&O came through, so I look forward to bringing other visitors to the museum and will be more mindful of their flex hours.
|Selfie of Rob and James at an Engine!|
COOL EXHIBITS - The exhibits were well laid out and had great information. They provided the history and allowed us to look inside of them. It was a great look at the railroads through history!
|James at a passenger car|
NEXT: **Trip Blog Resumes on July 19th with a Monumental Trip to Washington, D.C.
|Engine and box car exhibits in the round house|
|A look in a passenger car|