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B&O Railroad in Wheeling

On January 1, 1853, the first Baltimore & Ohio train arrived in Wheeling from Baltimore, connecting the Atlantic with the Ohio River. 

See:
Places > Historic Architecture > B&O Building  
Places > Historic Architecture > B&O Freight Depot 
Places > Historic Architecture > B&O Railroad Bridge (Hempfield Viaduct) 
Places > Historic Architecture > B&O Stone Viaduct Bridge from Benwood to Bellaire 


Newspaper Articles

Closing of the tracksWheeling Intelligencer, December 28, 1852
Approaching B&O Opening CelebrationWheeling Intelligencer, January 4, 1853
▶ Celebration of the Opening of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad: Wheeling Intelligencer, January 12, 1853
▶ Celebration of the Opening of the B&O Railroad ReceptionWheeling Intelligencer, January 13, 1853
The Excursion from Baltimore: Wheeling Intelligencer, January 15, 1853


Photographs

B&O Railroad Photos


Additional Resources

Materials in the Library:
▶ Vertical File: B & O Railroad, Wheeling Room, non-circulating, ask for access at the reference desk.
▶  The story of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, 1827-1927, Hungerford, Edward, 1928. Circulating copies.
Call #: 385.0975 H895s v.1, 385.0975 H895s v.2

Resources from the Library of Congress:
▶ Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Wheeling Freight Station, Fourteenth & South Streets, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV 
▶ Map & profile of the location of the Baltimore & Ohio Rail Road from Cumberland to Wheeling showing also the various routes surveyed from the 1836 to the final establishment in 1850 of the line upon which the road is being constructed; Benj. H. Latrobe, Chief Engineer; drawn by Albert Fink, Baltimore 1850. 


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