`Working on the Railroad'

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August 15, 2002|By Lori Sears

It took a lot of brains and brawn to build and operate the B&O Railroad. This weekend the B&O Railroad Museum is recognizing the efforts of the people who helped create the famous railroad, which started service in 1827. The program "I've Been Working on the Railroad" is presented as part of the museum's "175 Years: America on Track" 16-month celebration of American railroading.

Visitors to the museum can watch track-laying demonstrations, take free train rides behind the WM 236, meet engineer Harry Eck and watch living-history presentations featuring maintenance crews, firefighters, timekeepers and others. There also will be an "All Aboard" calling contest, lectures, a panel discussion, a book signing, showings of classic rail films and tours.

"I've Been Working on the Railroad" runs 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St. $8; $7 seniors; $5 ages 2-12; free for ages 1 and under. Call 410-752-2490.

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