You've probably heard the tale of B&O's Tom Thumb racing a horse, but do you know where the story came from? The 1893 Columbian Exposition was a world’s fair that celebrated the 400th anniversar... (more)
GP40 3684 was the first GP40 purchased by the Baltimore & Ohio. Repainted in 2006, it is displayed in the museum parking lot at the head of a short freight train.
The cab of Clinchfield No. 1, former Black Mountain, built in 1882. After being restored and used in excursion service in the 1970s, it was sent to the B&O Museum for exhibit in the 1980s.
177-year-old B&O "John Hancock" on exhibit at the B&O Railroad Museum. The locomotive was built in 1836 and survived in service long enough to be preserved by Col. Pangborn for the B&O's exhibit ... (more)
One of the oldest locomotives preserved in America, the 1848-built "Memnon" is currently one of the key artifacts in the B&O's Civil War exhibit, "The War Came By Train." The locomotive, which wa... (more)
After spending nearly 120 years masquerading as "B&O 117," which an early B&O Ten Wheeler, the B&O Museum has restored this 4-6-0 to its original 1863 appearance as B&O No. 147. From 1927 until 2... (more)
It's lettered "Greenbrier, Cheat, & Elk" on the tender tank, but the front number plate says "Cass Railroad." Shay No. 1 was painted red and green and wore "Cass, Greenbrier, Cheat, & Bald Knob S... (more)
Inside the cab of the monster: C&O 1604. The engineer that cracked the throttle of this locomotive started in motion twelve 67-inch drive wheels that delivered over 7,300 horsepower to the rails.... (more)
Moving freight with steam - in 2013! After many years of sporadic activity, Strasburg Rail Road is again in the freight business. Here's 4-8-0 475 spotting cars at Strasburg, where the freight lo... (more)
The 4-4-0 replica York is making test runs on the Northern Central during its first day under steam at New Freedom, Penn.
The 4-4-0 replica York makes its first test runs at New Freedom, Penn. Note the clever arrangement of electric bulbs in the old-style headlight.
The cab of 0-6-0 7312 sits outside the Strasburg shop while the locomotive is undergoing repairs.
Two perfectly preserved locomotives greet visitors to the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania. Conrail GP30 2233 and Pennsylvania E-44 electric 4465.
The well-used enginehouse at Strasburg has been serving the railroad since the 1960s. Here diesel 8618 is assisting with the movement of 2-10-0 90, inside the building undergoing needed repairs. ... (more)
The sun has just come up as the hostler aboard 4-8-0 No. 475 rakes over the fire.