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February 28, 2007
Feb. 28 1827 Maryland incorporated the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Co., the first U.S. railroad chartered to carry passengers and freight.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2012
Melvin G. "Mel" Trimble Sr., a colorful and loquacious character I got to know some years ago, had one of the more interesting and necessary jobs with the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and with its successor company, Chessie System. It relied upon his powers of persuasion and absolute patience. Mel, who was 89 and lived at the Charlestown retirement community in Catonsville, died late last month. After graduating from City College in 1941, the South Baltimore native began his B&O career as a stenographer in its real estate department.
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By Photos by Elizabeth Malby and Photos by Elizabeth Malby,Sun photographer | November 13, 2006
A National Historic Landmark, the B&O Railroad Museum collects, preserves and interprets artifacts related to early American railroading, particularly the Baltimore & Ohio, Chesapeake & Ohio and Western Maryland lines, among other Mid-Atlantic railroads - to the delight of more than 200,000 visitors each year.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | December 24, 2011
It's been more than half a century since the trains of the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad - quaintly remembered by old-timers in these parts as the Ma & Pa - rolled over a single set of tracks on a circuitous 77.2-mile route that began in the Jones Falls Valley and, after wandering across Baltimore and Harford counties, terminated in York, Pa. And it's been nearly that long since a new full-scale profile of the railroad has been undertaken; in...
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October 7, 2004
On October 2, 2004, WILLIAM H. SCHMIDT, age 90, of Washington, DC, formerly of Baltimore, MD. He is survived by his wife Alice, his son Peter, and his daughter Carolyn. Mr. Schmidt was retired from the Federal Railroad Administration and had earlier been an officer of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 1875 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 703, Washington, DC, 20009.
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May 6, 2005
It was a blaze seen for miles around. About 7 p.m. May 1, 1905, the Orange Grove Flour Mill - the largest of its kind in the state, with a daily capacity of 1,200 to 1,500 barrels of flour - burned to ground three miles from Catonsville, along with all of its machinery and wheat stored for grinding, according to an account in The Sunon May 2, 1905. Built of brick and five stories high, the building belonged to C. Gambrill Manufacturing Co. "During the progress of the fire, trains could not pass on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad at Orange Grove, the mill having been situated near the tracks," The Sunarticle stated.
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May 7, 1991
Thomas M. Sommers, a retired street sales supervisor for The Baltimore Sun, died Saturday at his home after a stroke. He was 89 and had moved from Woodlawn to Bridgewater, N.J., in November.A mass of Christian burial for Mr. Sommers will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, 5801 Security Blvd. in Woodlawn.He retired in 1969 after selling the evening and Sunday papers in South Baltimore and northern Anne Arundel County since 1940.The Baltimore native earlier worked at the General Motors Corp.
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January 14, 1992
It's official: As a result of a reorganization announced by CSX Transportation Inc., Baltimore will cease to function as a headquarters city for a major railroad for the first time since the 1827 founding of the Baltimore & Ohio.The memories linger on, however, as new generations of train buffs take a renewed interest in Baltimore's role as the home of this nation's first commercial railroad. Many of them make a regular pilgrimage to the B&O Railroad Museum at Mount Clare, which remains one of America's premiere depositories of railroad memorabilia.
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July 18, 1991
Mary M. Kerr, 84, who retired as head of the filing department of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, died Monday at her home in Rock Hall after a heart attack.Funeral services were being held today at the J. Willis Wells funeral establishment in Rock Hall.Mrs. Kerr moved to Rock Hall from Baltimore after her retirement in 1966 from the railroad, where she had worked for many years.The former Mary May was a native of Baltimore and a graduate of Johns Hopkins University.She was a member of the Rock Hall Yacht Club.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | April 13, 1997
150 years ago in The SunApril 13: Baltimore & Ohio Railroad -- We are highly gratified to learn that trade and travel on the great road is steadily on the increase.April 14: SICK HEADACHE -- It should be remembered that sick headache in all cases proceeds from a discorded stomach and a corrupt state of the blood.100 years ago in The SunApril 15: With the planting of trees and shrubs, accompanied by appropriate dedicatory exercises, Arbor Day was celebrated yesterday in Baltimore and throughout the State.
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August 10, 2007
Elizabeth S. Worcester, a former model and retired receptionist, died Saturday of heart failure at St. Joseph Medical Center. The former Roland Park resident was 92. Born Elizabeth Sothoron in Baltimore, she was a direct descendant of George Read, a Delaware signer of the Declaration of Independence, and Robert Oliver, the Baltimore merchant and Baltimore & Ohio Railroad executive whose 68-acre country estate became Green Mount Cemetery in 1839....
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By JACQUES KELLY | March 24, 2007
The streets in Baltimore's County's Halethorpe have always gotten me twisted into pleasant knots. This unincorporated community looks like a life-size Baltimore Christmas garden, with whistling trains passing the tidy bungalows, front porches, and lilacs and crape myrtles. I'll confess to low (none, really) resistance to the sound of a train.
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By Jacques Kelly | March 10, 2007
Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Thomas Ward says he is "98 percent" recovered from his recent bout with a neurological disorder, Guillain-Barre syndrome. At age 80, he'll be back on the bench next month. Although technically retired, he also has a 1,600-acre cattle and timber farm that spreads out along the Cheat River in West Virginia to keep him busy, as well as his daily Baltimore walks, which take him from his Bolton Hill home to Pennsylvania Station, where he likes to watch the city's ever-increasing passenger train traffic pass.
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February 28, 2007
Feb. 28 1827 Maryland incorporated the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Co., the first U.S. railroad chartered to carry passengers and freight.
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By Photos by Elizabeth Malby and Photos by Elizabeth Malby,Sun photographer | November 13, 2006
A National Historic Landmark, the B&O Railroad Museum collects, preserves and interprets artifacts related to early American railroading, particularly the Baltimore & Ohio, Chesapeake & Ohio and Western Maryland lines, among other Mid-Atlantic railroads - to the delight of more than 200,000 visitors each year.
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By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,SUN STAFF | June 6, 2005
WASHINGTON GROVE - The new chairs arrived one morning last month on a truck from Baltimore. One hundred folding chairs for the town hall, with sturdy backs and smooth green cushions, brought in to replace the rusting metal ones that have served this place for what seems like forever. It took two years to pick them out. Town Clerk Kathryn L. Lehman ordered a whole bunch of sample seats, had people come in and sit on them and asked their opinions. Everyone, it seemed, got a say. If it took two years to choose chairs, imagine how long it takes to settle the big stuff.
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By Fred Rasmussen | September 21, 1997
150 years ago in The SunSept. 21: One of the drivers of the freight teams of the Baltimore & Ohio rail-road, was yesterday quite badly hurt by being caught between two cars, in President street, at the same point where a driver was killed some months ago.100 years ago in The SunSept. 24: Baltimore or Boston -- which? That momentous question, involving the championship of America on the diamond for the season of 1897, will in all probability be decided by the series of games between the two great teams which is scheduled to begin at Union Park today.
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May 6, 2005
It was a blaze seen for miles around. About 7 p.m. May 1, 1905, the Orange Grove Flour Mill - the largest of its kind in the state, with a daily capacity of 1,200 to 1,500 barrels of flour - burned to ground three miles from Catonsville, along with all of its machinery and wheat stored for grinding, according to an account in The Sunon May 2, 1905. Built of brick and five stories high, the building belonged to C. Gambrill Manufacturing Co. "During the progress of the fire, trains could not pass on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad at Orange Grove, the mill having been situated near the tracks," The Sunarticle stated.
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March 9, 2005
Henry F. Constantine, a retired CSX financial analyst and singer, died of respiratory failure March 2 at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. He was 89 and lived at the Pickersgill Retirement Community in Towson. Mr. Constantine, who was born in Baltimore and raised on Elmora Avenue, graduated in 1934 from Polytechnic Institute. He earned a bachelor's degree in 1951 in finance and transportation from the University of Baltimore, where he graduated with honors. A third-generation Baltimore & Ohio Railroad employee -- his grandfather was a conductor and his father worked in the finance department -- he joined the railroad in 1934 as a clerk working in its headquarters building at Baltimore and Charles streets.
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