Tagged With "BALTIMORE & OHIO"

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Brooks323 ·
In Ellicott City I here the food is good at the Trolley Stop and if you want a good beer go up the hill in town and stop at the Ellicott Mills brewery.
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J 611 ·
If you’re looking for a good crabcake; try G&M Restaurant while you’re in town. Cross Street Market is a good place to go for some big beers and fresh oysters. Thames Street Oyster House is a good more upscale dinner spot.
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Brooks323 ·
I forgot about Ft. McHenry which is cool.
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RETINPA ·
Ah yes, the Trolley Stop. We used to eat there regularly, and for years (even before we lived in Baltimore) we went to old Ellicott City for antiquing on the weekend before Christmas, ending with lunch at the Trolley Stop. They offer a nice variety of sandwiches and entrees. If you go there and happen to get something that comes with French fries, ask for a side of beef gravy to dip them in. We hadn't heard of "gravy fries" until we first went there, but from then on we always got them that...
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Things to do in Baltimore

Dan Padova ·
We're visiting the B & O Railroad museum soon. My children gave us admission to the museum and some other perks, as a gift. We will be staying in a hotel near the Inner Harbor. We will have our car. What other things should we be looking to see ? Any suggestions will be appreciated.
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Jeff T ·
Babe Ruth Birthplace & Museum is a short walk from the B & O. Hungry, try Chap's Pit Beef. http://chapspitbeef.com/
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Gilly@N&W ·
The aquarium at Baltimore inner harbor is very nice. The original Natty Boh brewery is in Baltimore.
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Brooks323 ·
To me the best thing to do is what you're already doing which is visiting the museum. You have all those restaurants at the Inner Harbor. One other thing to do is take a ride to Ellicott City which is a 15 minute ride from the city. They have a train museum there at the station and the town has a old look to it. Right next to the museum is the old B&O mainline. I think a couple of trains run through there in a day. Many shops and restaurants in the town there.
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Dan Padova ·
Our ticket includes the Mount Clare museum and Elliott City. That's a good thing. We'll be sure to catch babe Ruth's birthplace. The National Aquarium brings back a funny memory. We took the kids there in the late '80s, I think it was. My youngest daughter wasn't impressed. She said, "We came all the way down here to see a fish".
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RETINPA ·
If you happen to be going after Thanksgiving, you can visit any number of holiday train gardens, an old Baltimore tradition that is largely unique to the area and is slowly dying out. Most of the ones my wife and I used to visit when we lived there were hosted by fire companies, usually with a free-will offering of a few dollars. They are truly worth seeing. The ones that come to mind the quickest are Glen Ave. on the north side, Arbutus VFD on the west side, Ellicott City company #2 a few...
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trumptrain ·
Dan - Great you are coming to Bmore! You will love the B&O Museum! Yes G&M crab cakes are tops for sure! You might also check out Fells Point which is the oldest part of the Baltimore harbor ( cobble stone streets etc ). There is a seafood restaurant in Fells Point named Berthas which has great muscles! Fells Point has a charm all its own, however, parking your car is not so easy. Fells point streets still have some of the old railroad tracks with tight curves where Docksiders were...
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Farmer_Bill ·
One more thing to see: the botanic garden near downtown. Rawlings Conservatory in Druid Park.
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Farmer_Bill ·
I will second G&M Seafood near Linthicum. Great crab cakes with minimal filler, or fried clams the size of your little finger. Check out the dessert selection too.
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Ron_S ·
If still open, their is a Tall Ship in Inner Harbor, a World war II submarine nearby, and don't forget MTH in Columbia, MD about 45 minutes away.
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Farmer_Bill ·
Don, you better extend your stay to two weeks to take it all in.
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Al NJ ·
Baltimore Society of Model Engineers http://www.modelengineers.com/
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bbunge ·
Wow, lots of good suggestions. A couple of details to add. The tall ship in the Inner Harbor is the former USS Constellation, a mid-19th century "Sloop of war" that looks like a traditional man-of-war frigate. Often over looked is the US Coast Guard Cutter Taney. Last remaining ship that was present at Pearl Harbor on Dec 7th. The Ellicott station is said to be the national's oldest. Examine it closely, and you'll notice the back section was in the past an engine house, with the remains of a...
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Garrett76 ·
As a Maryland resident, I say...watch your back in Baltimore. There have been several high profile incidents in which swarms of inner city people attacked visitors. Search the news sites for details
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Jim 1939 ·
The waterfront is nice if you like boat tours. The retail stores are not all that great. A nice clean town. Cons being there are people at every major traffic light asking for money, don't look at them or they will come to your car. The other, be ready to move when the light turns green a split second hesitation and horns will blow. I'm not knocking Baltimore, we had a good time there. Just telling you what to expect. Jim
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Richie C. ·
In addition to what's already been mentioned, we visited Lexington Market and had crab cakes at Faidley's Seafood inside the market when we there many years ago and also took a "duck tour" of the city on both land and sea. Enjoyed both.
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Severn ·
Little different this one. But I've done it -- and enjoyed it. Requires some up and down on steep-ish steps. http://www.historicships.org/historic-ships.html The immediate area around the b&o seems a bit sketchy to me at least -- i believe it's called pigtown, or was called it. Any train rides go out maybe 1 mile, then back. They are not allowed to connect into the rail network.
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wild mary ·
Dan no trip to Baltimore is complete without visiting Fort McHenry National Monument. It's just few minutes away from the B&O Museum.
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johnstrains ·
Can't emphasize this enough. I swung by there yesterday to pick up a few items and Klein's is a shadow of its former self. They downsized when they originally moved out from the city and this latest remodel reduced the "retail space" even more. Don't get me wrong. It's still one of my go-to train dealers. Fantastic inventory and pricing. I just don't recommend driving out there (Cockeysville) as you have lots of other great suggestions for things to do in and around Baltimore.
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Jim M Sr ·
Depending on when you plan to visit, the museum may be closed to the public because of their "Polar Express" program. Check before you go THE POLAR EXPRESS ™ November 17-19, 24-26 - ALL DATES - SOLD OUT! Event hours: 8am - 5pm Showtimes: 9am, 10:15am, 11:30am, 12:45pm, & 2:00pm
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SJC ·
Pretty much everyone has mentioned the big ones. The Baltimore Streetcar Museum is also an option. I've never been but have heard many good things. If you have a weekday available, and are willing to drive a bit, call up MTH and make an appointment to see their showroom and layout. I do not believe it is open on regular hours for drop in and one must call to make an appointment.
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SJC ·
Good point. The B&O Museum has been known to completely close to the public during, prior, and after large events and only be open to ticket holders. This includes the Polar Express, Thomas event, etc. Check the website and call to confirm.
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Putnam Division ·
If I had to choose among the many suggestions you have gotten, I would add the Aquarium and Ft McHenry to your B&O Museum trip. Peter
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Tommy ·
And be careful at night. For my two cents I consider it a dangerous city.
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Severn ·
There's a science museum in the inner harbor but it may be more kid oriented -- gets good marks. Farther afield but not too far, the national cryptologic museum always seems to get good comments, not been myself: https://www.nsa.gov/about/cryp...gic-heritage/museum/ Now out well of baltimore -- but I have been to this one, and I think it's well worth it -- the "dulles annex" to the national air and space museum: https://airandspace.si.edu/udvar-hazy-center
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bbunge ·
I can add yet another. The Baltimore Museum of Industry: http://www.thebmi.org/ Actually, a very neat place. Best visited on a weekend morning when volunteers operate the late 20th century machine shop with machines operated by pulley, as well as a blacksmith demonstration. Some very interesting old electrical equipment. If you are into steam, there is a amazing steam road roller machine that apparently is fired up now and then. Neat display on early automobile - pre-Henry Ford -...
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wild mary ·
Yep, that would be a full two weeks and being retired I'd be happy to be your tour guide.
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Dan Padova ·
We had a very nice time in Baltimore, this past weekend. We arrived on Thursday and checked into the Hyatt at the Inner Harbor. A room with a view, which took some arm twisting to get, was exactly that, a room with a great view of the Inner harbor. After a short rest we took a walk about the harbor and wound up in Little Italy for dinner. Friday was train day. The B & O museum was first on the list. The restoration work done after the snow storm damage was excellent. Fortunately there...
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Dan Padova ·
And still more. Note the drop light hanging neatly in it's place.
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Dan Padova ·
Here's a few more I thought might be liked by some.
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Joe S ·
Are any of the "Train Gardens" in the Baltimore area open during the week before Thanksgiving? Joe S
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Wanted K-line K2510-4562; trailing B&O F7A

MerCrewser ·
Just got back into this hobby and I'm looking to add this trailing unit to my AB consist. My AB units are new old stock so I'm looking for same. Anyone know of any sitting on some hobby store's shelves somewhere please let me know. These are the...
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MerCrewser ·
Still looking. Eastern depot is out of stock even though they are advertising one available online.
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O-gauger ·
Originally Posted by MerCrewser: Still looking. Eastern depot is out of stock even though they are advertising one available online. I have this A unit - it is used but very little run time. If you are still looking, send me an e-mail.
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TRAIN SHOW TOMORROW 3/26 Arbutus, Md. ( south west Baltimore area )

trumptrain ·
I realize this announcement is quite late but tomorrow morning 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. but for what its worth to Baltimore area and folks ... there is a trains show at the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Dept., 5200 Southwestern Blvd. in Arbutus, Md. The fire hall is located just minutes off I 95 and the Baltimore Beltway I 695. $4.00 admission. There are no operating layouts or club layouts..... just folks selling trains, structures, accessories, etc. Although this show is small, one can find some great...
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wild mary ·
SOB, wish I knew earlier. Haven't been there for a few tears but always can home with something. They don't advertise. Only way I knew the dates was from a flyer at Klines. Oh well maybe next year. We also have the Great Scale Show at Timoniun on April 8 & 9. I'll definitely be there.
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Voltamp Christmas

Carey Williams ·
Hello all ..hope it was a Merry Christmas for you ...with best wishes for a healthy and happy 2019 . Running Voltamp this year for Christmas ....2500 steamer circa 1916 ..Interurban circa 1912 ... Voltamp made 2" trains in Baltimore 1908 -1922 ..last of the American 2" manufactures . Cheers Carey please see link for video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ex8dDXiR3IA
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MNCW ·
Carey, Merry Christmas to you also. Beautiful examples that you have there, especially for their ages and lack of paint loss. Also,nice touch with the wreaths if I can ask where you got them? Tom
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George S ·
Merry Christmas Carey! George
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Carey Williams ·
Hello all ......Interurban was acquired from a Maurer auction ... I was very lucky the crowd let me have a bargain ( relatively).... the 2500 ( high cab) ...not very many of these out there .... it is huge ... way to big for kid ...first designed for the Pan Pacific expo of 1915 used on the SP layout .... the Pacific being the latest and greatest engine at the time ..Voltamp was hired to build equipment for the SP layout ... I was able to buy this from another collector ...when he purchased...
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RayKay ·
Very nice Carey, Thank you
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pd ·
Nice gear Carey...always great to see Baltimore product still out there. PD
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Carey Williams ·
Hello all ..thank you for your kind words .... most Voltamp lives on walls these days ....so I think it is important to give them a bit of exercise once in awhile . Voltamp was a small regional manufacturer in Baltimore of electrical stuff ...and seasonally 1908 -1922 ( ending is a bit vague due to many factors..parts and pieces were still available as the story goes in the 30's ..at least) . Voltamp would guess how many trains they could sell for the Christmas holiday season ....build the...
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Allan Miller ·
Nice views of a bit of history, Carey!
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Multiple Atlas O Trains for Sale -

Mal Q ·
1. Atlas 0 #6102-2 Chicago & North Western 3 Rail EMD SW8- $225. 2. Atlas 0 #6114-1 Baltimore & Ohio # 9416 3 Rail EMD SW900 (ph00 (ph.11)- $250. 4. Atlas 0 #6129-1 Union Pacific- 3 Rail EMD SW9 - $225.
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Baltimore Sun Article - 2016-Jun-04: Restoration of the C&O #1309 "Mallet"

Murnane ·
From the Baltimore Sun yesterday.... http://darkroom.baltimoresun.com/2016/06/restoration-of-the-1309/#1 Restoration of the 1309 For the past two years, the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad has been restoring a Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad 2-6-6-2 steam locomotive. When completed, the No. 1309 will be the largest and most powerful steam locomotive still in regular operation in the United States. Restoring the 1309 from Baltimore Sun's The Darkroom on Vimeo . Photos and text by Barbara...
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