Friday, April 24, 2015

PART 3: "Lincoln the Final Journey" Exhibit: Model Trains, Dinnerware

Thomas the Train and Tom
  
a model of Baltimore's Bromoseltzer tower
This is part three of our visit to the B&O Railroad museum in Baltimore for the Lincoln the Final Journey" Exhibit.

After the Lincoln exhibit, we toured other areas of the museum and checked out the model trains that were actually active! 

AMAZING MODEL TRAIN DISPLAYS- There were several model train displays, one indoors and one outside.   
  There was a huge display outside with several trains, that ran on tracks over 100 feet from end to end, through various terrain, model cities, and in and out of tunnels. It was really cool.   We took a short video of some of them. (See below).

The indoor model train display actually had many buildings from Baltimore as it is today, including the Bromo Seltzer Tower and Oriole Park, Camden Yards!


Tom outside at the model train exhibit

Camden Yards in the model train exhibit
a model railroad bridge
a model of Point of Rocks, MD  Train Station
WHERE IS THE MUSEUM? - The B&O Railroad Museum is a museum exhibiting historic railroad equipment in Baltimore, Maryland, originally named the Baltimore & Ohio Transportation Museum when it opened on July 4, 1953. It's located at 901 W Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21223, Tel.
(410) 752-2490
Website: www.borail.org/  


DINING IN STYLE ON A B & O RAILROAD TRAIN -  Passengers who dined on the Baltimore and Ohio during the heyday of American railroading received five-star service: white tablecloths, china, and silver; food cooked from scratch; and the undivided attention of skilled waiters. The B&O's cuisine won wide acclaim as the finest railway food in the country. Passengers enjoyed it as the slightly swaying dining car clicked along over the rails. This is a summary of a book available about the dining experiences from days gone by - and the book is available on Amazon for anyone interested. Just click here.

 Click here to see the B&O Railroad Dining book

Banner from the exhibit hall
serving dish
Sign about the Lincoln Train
     The Museum had some of that fine china on display, so we took a couple of pictures of it for you. Today, you'll likely get plastic. :)
display of how dining on the train USED TO look!
Rob poses at a sign










Model trains!




dishes used on dining cars









 VIDEO: https://youtu.be/h1a1noRA9VU

 



Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

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