Provided by John Cowgill
In 1831, the original York steam locomotive was built at the Mount Clare Shops in Baltimore, Maryland, and it went into service on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. A replica was later built in 1927 for the two week long ‘Fair of the Iron Horse’ in Halethorpe, Maryland celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. It was sent to be displayed at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois.
On Saturday, February 27, 2016, the York will be making its return into the Mount Clare Roundhouse, home of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum. PWL Come see this replica of one of the original locomotives of America’s first railroad on display.
Other events that will be taking place at the Baltimore and Ohio Museum will be a presentation of The Underground Railroad by the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Historical Society and a birthday bash for the children as the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad will celebrate its 189th birthday. There will also be train rides along the first commercial mile of railroad right-of-way at 11:00 a. m., 1:00 p. m. and 2:30 p. m. on Saturday and 12:30 p. m. and 2:00 p. m. on Sunday.
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum is located at 901 W. Pratt Street in Baltimore, Maryland. It is just minutes from I-95 and the Inner Harbor. The hours are 10:00 a. m. to 4:00 p. m. on Saturday and 11:00 a. m. to 4:00 p. m. on Sunday. Admission into the museum is $18.00 for adults, and train rides are $3.00 more. You can get more information at borail.org. Come see the ‘York’ return home.