B&O RR & C&O Canal - the early years.

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B&O RR & C&O Canal - the early years.
Posted by BaltACD on Monday, August 19, 2019 9:14 PM
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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, August 22, 2019 5:48 PM

Most startling thing I learned - the B&O bought the Canal out of bankruptcy and ultimately deeded it to the National Parks Service.

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Posted by Enzoamps on Thursday, August 22, 2019 9:03 PM

B&O was a class act all around.

Thanks for posting that, I found it interesting.  I like to follow the path along the Potomac from the train window as we take the parallel path on rails.  Beyond harpers Ferry I know nothing.  Point of Rocks and the train moves away from the river.Also familiar with the lower end to the Nation's Capital.  All the years of my youth hanging around the B&O yards in Brunswick, I sometimes walked behind the eastbound station to look at the canal and locks.

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Posted by Miningman on Thursday, August 22, 2019 10:40 PM

Balt-- In what year did the B&O deed the canal over to the park service.

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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, August 22, 2019 11:03 PM

Miningman
Balt-- In what year did the B&O deed the canal over to the park service.

The video says 1938.

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Posted by Miningman on Thursday, August 22, 2019 11:57 PM

Didn't hear that so thanks. 

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Posted by Overmod on Friday, August 23, 2019 6:12 AM

You may find this PDF interesting.

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Posted by Miningman on Friday, August 23, 2019 11:53 AM

Good read. Not as simple and straightforward as 'here you go'! 

Looks as if the lawyers did ok though.

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Posted by Overmod on Friday, August 23, 2019 11:56 AM

Miningman
Looks as if the lawyers did OK though.

The lawyers and the Government usually do in these situations.

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