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Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in Wheeling

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▼ Baltimore & Ohio Railroad

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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. 

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


B&O Railroad Photos

Additional Resources

Materials in the Library: (circulating)
The story of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, 1827-1927, Hungerford, Edward, 1928. Non-fiction stacks - Call #: 385.0975 H895s v.1, 385.0975 H895s v.2
▶ The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in West Virginia, Withers, Bob, 2007. Non-fiction stacks - Call #: 385.0975 W776b 2007

Materials in the Library's Wheeling Room: (non-circulating, ask for access at the reference desk)
▶ Vertical File: 
B & O Railroad, compiled by OCPL staff.

Materials in the Library's Archives: (non-circulating, view by appointment only*)
*Call 304-232-0244 or send an email to make an appointment to view archival materials.
▶ Archives vertical file: Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company
Report on the location of the western portion of the Baltimore and Ohio rail-road to a committee of the City council of Wheeling, Ellet, Charles, 1850. 
Second report on the location of the western portion of the Baltimore and Ohio Rail-Road, to a committee of the City Council of Wheeling, Ellet, Charles, 1850.
▶ Baltimore And Ohio Railroad Company Passenger Station Photographs, 1907-1908. (View finding aid)
▶ James E. Burke collection of Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company Photographs. (View finding aid)
▶ Beverly Fluty Papers, Box 1, folder 9; Box 22, folders 1 & 2. (View finding aid for Fluty collection.)

Online 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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