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Does anyone know of any good books on the B&O railroad?

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Does anyone know of any good books on the B&O railroad?
Posted by Aton on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 2:18 PM

I'm hoping to learn about the B&O both for layout design and personal interest. Does anyone know any good books about the B&O, hopefully with some good prototype information? Information on the locomotives/train cars or about the lines would be really useful (especially info about the lines).

Thanks

-Aton

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Posted by Overmod on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 6:07 PM

For locomotives, the Staufer B&O Power will get you a good way along.  I thought Stover's (John Stover is not to be confused with Al Staufer!) History of the B&O (1987) was a pretty good introduction.

The B&O historical society 'store' has quite a list of interesting material:

https://borhs.org/Shopping/Books.html  .

I would find and join the B&O group that used to be on Yahoo Groups (it is now on groups.io) and ask the members their preferences.

https://baltimoreandohiorailroadlist.groups.io/g/main

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Posted by wrench567 on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 6:41 PM

Aton

 The B&O technical and historical society puts out a modelers PDF publication on modeling everything B&O. It's called modelers mag. 

   Pete.

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Posted by oldline1 on Friday, October 9, 2020 3:44 PM

There are numerous books on the B&O with all the information you ask about. It might help to know which era and area you're interested in modeling though. Here are links to the B&O Historical Society and their B&O Modeler magazine. They ought to get you on your way!

https://borhs.org/

https://borhs.org/ModelerMag/index.html

oldline1

 

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Posted by dti406 on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 8:47 AM

Steve Saloman, a member of my club, has published three books with various lines and plans to do more. The one I have since it included Toledo, documents the old CH&D line with branches from Toledo to Cincinnati with diagrams and pictures. If you would be interested PM me and I will get him the information and he would contact you regarding the lines he has done and cost.

Rick Jesionowski

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Posted by NorthBrit on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 1:48 PM

John W. Garrett and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad   by   Kathleen  Waters Sander is about   the beginning of the B & O.

 

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