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Upcoming B&O Railroad Historical Society Sponsored Events of Interest

Attention Society Members! Our Society Archives hosts a series of Archives work days or work sessions on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 9 AM to whatever time attendees decide to stop. Some months the session is held on the 2nd Saturday, as when a holiday interferes with the 3rd weekend. Also, there usually is no session in December. The Society Archives is located in the Society's Building at Eldersburg, Maryland. See our Contacts link for the actual address and a map of the area. Spend a whole day or just a few hours. It is also a good opportunity to meet Society members and a few of the officers who frequently drop by during the day. If you are interested in joining us for a day of sorting, cataloging, or just looking through the Society's large collection of original B&O papers, documents, and blueprints, or to work on some research you may be interested in, please send an email to our Archives group at Archives. Thanks go to all of you who work with our Archives group each month.

The 2020 Founder's Day Dinner will be held on a not-yet-selected date at the Society's headquarters building in Eldersburg MD. This event commemorates the February 28, 1827 issuance of the charter for the B&O Railroad. The building opens by 6 PM for socializing and visiting the Cash Bar. Dinner is at 7 PM with a guest presenter speaking at 8 PM. The attire for the dinner is semi-formal (suit and tie for men). When the flyer is available, it will be on the Home Page under Society Events.

The 2019 Society Annual Convention will be held September 26-29, 2019, at the Sheraton Hotel BWI. Do not attempt to make room reservations until you get the flyer which should be out by early July and included in the 3rd Quarter Sentinel. Further details, as they become available, will also be provided on this website. The 2019 Baltimore Convention will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Historical Society.

Eastern Mini-Con. Each year during the summer, the eastern contingent of the Society holds a mini-con featuring guest speakers and Company Store sales. The 2019 mini-con will be held at the BORHS HQ Building in Eldersburg MD, on July 27, 2019. A flyer is included in the second quarter mailing of the Sentinel. An announcement will also be made on this website as information becomes available. For further questions, please contact Eastminicon.

Western Mini-Con. Each year during May, the western contingent of the Society holds a mini-con in Ohio featuring guest speakers and Company Store sales. The 2020 mini-con will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2020, in northeastern Ohio. The specific location should be posted on the Home Page in Fall of 2019. A flyer will be included in the 2nd Quarter issue of the Sentinel magazine and a link will be posted on the Home Page. Questions may be directed to the Western Mini-Con coordinator at Ohiominicon.

Timonium Model Train Show! The Society has several sales tables at the Great Scale Model Train Show held four times each year at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium MD. We participate only in the October show and usually only on Saturday. This show is normally held on the last weekend of the month. If you are interested in helping with show sales or are just interested in knowing about the Society's activity at the show, send an email to the Store Manager. For further information about the show, check out the show web site at GSMTS. We expect to be at the 2019 October show.

Non-Members

You "should" be a member to enjoy our one-day mini-conferences but you "must" be a member to attend our annual conventions held in September or October each year. As seating is limited at mini-conference sites, members get priority over non-members. Please consider joining our Society.

It only takes $45 per year to be a member, and in return you get significant value. Benefits include invitations to our all conventions, plus you receive 4 issues per year of The Sentinel, delivered to your mailbox. Also you get opportunities to purchase new models, books and video’s related to the B&O as soon as they hit the market, at discount from list prices. Our “Company Store” on this website has about the widest selection anywhere of serious B&O items for historians, modelers or B&O fans. If you are a modeler, our Reprints contain information needed to accurately depict a B&O scenario, in many cases right down to a particular year.

Our annual conventions are not huge affairs where you'll be lost in the shuffle. They are typically a gathering of 60-80 friendly folks where great sharing of B&O history and modeling takes place. Annual conventions feature bus tours of local B&O interest, and where possible, tours of railroad facilities or industries served by the railroad. Don't miss the fellowship with a great bunch of people. Click to the Membership page and sign up.

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Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Historical Society Photo/Model Information

The data in the following link may be used as a standard means for providing information by individuals having models or photographs on display at modeling meets or Society functions. Click here to see the information desired. The form is in "pdf" format so it can be printed out as necessary. Feel free to attach supplemental information if desired, e.g., drawings, photos, and similar.

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