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Back issues of The Sentinel provide a wealth of history on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The Society has been publishing The Sentinel since the 1980s. While many issues are now out of stock in hard copy format, the Company Store has all editions from the 1980s through 2009 available in PDF format for sale on CDs.

40101 B&O Historical Society magazines on CD, Volume I. The Society’s Sentinel magazine and predecessors have been produced since 1979. This item is a CD containing each issue of Engine 5304 Run Light produced in 1979, 5304 Run Extra produced from late 1979 thru 1982, and the Society’s Sentinel magazine produced from 1983 through 1989. The files are in “PDF” file format which almost all computers should be equipped to read. This CD must be viewed on a computer in a browser such as IE, Firefox, or Chrome. There is an autorun.inf file to initiate viewing if the computer is set to do so. An index to the Sentinel issues can be seen here. 25.00

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40102 B&O Historical Society magazines on CD, Volume II. This item is a CD containing each issue of the Society’s Sentinel magazine produced from 1990 through 1999. The files are in “PDF” file format which almost all computers should be equipped to read. This CD must be viewed on a computer in a browser such as IE, Firefox, or Chrome. There is an autorun.inf file to initiate viewing if the computer is set to do so. An index to the Sentinel issues can be seen here. 25.00

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40103 B&O Historical Society magazines on CD, Volume III. This item is a DVD containing each issue of the Society’s Sentinel magazine produced from 2000 through 2009. The files are in “PDF” file format which almost all computers should be equipped to read. This CD must be viewed on a computer in a browser such as IE, Firefox, or Chrome. There is an autorun.inf file to initiate viewing if the computer is set to do so. An index to the Sentinel issues can be seen here. 25.00

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60121 Vol 12 No 1 Tommy Thompson.

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60123 Vol 12 No 3 Engine 4500.

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60124 Vol 12 No 4 Tunnel Motors.

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60125 Vol 12 No 5 Fairmont Yard Closes, 1990 Convention.

Table of Contents: Gassaway To Restore Station; Fairmont Yard Closes; Annual BOHS Convention; Research Time-Saver; Tom Thumb Too Small; Classified Ads.
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60126 Vol 12 No 6 1990 Convention and Related Photos.

Table of Contents: Time To Save Mt. Royal Clock; Camden Station Restoration; Remembrance Day At HX Tower; Too Many 5210Õs; Royal Welcome At JD Tower; More Photos From Society Convention; Ohio River Excursion; Research Time-Saver; Classified Ads.
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60132 Vol 13 No 2 Toledo Division.

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60133 Vol 13 No 3 Chicago Division.

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60142 Vol 14 No 2 Camden Station.

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60143 Vol 14 No 3 Women Employees.

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60144 Vol 14 No 4 Daniel Willard.

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60145 Vol 14 No 5 Slumbercoach.

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60146 Vol 14 No 6 Snow Removal.

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60151 Vol 15 No 1 1992 DuBois Convention.

Baseball Exhibit Planned For Camden; 1992 DuBois Convention; 1993 Convention Set For Chicago; First Train Into Cumberland; Cumberland Celebration; Railfest Keynote Presentation.
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60152 Vol 15 No 2 CPLs.

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60153 Vol 15 No 3 B&OCT (Part 1 of 2).

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60154 Vol 15 No 4 B&OCT (Part 2 of 2).

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60155 Vol 15 No 5 Last MARC Budd Car.

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60156 Vol 15 No 6 Chicago's Grand Central Station (Part 1 of 3).

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60161 Vol 16 No 1 Chicago's Grand Central Station (Part 2 of 3).

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60162 Vol 16 No 2 Chicago's Grand Central Station (Part 3 of 3).

Topics: Chicago's Grand Central Station (Part III); First MARC Rebuilt GP40WH2 Arrives; Rare B&O Milage Sees Passengers; Green Spring Tie Plant Active; CSX Decides to Retain Corporate Presence in Baltimore; Coal Key to CSXT; MARC Unveils the First of its Rebuilt Locomotives; CSXT Upgrades Locomotive and Car Fleet; Grafton Railroad Preservation Group; Modelers Corner: The Bachmann B&O Class A-18 Coach, Precision Scale's Wagontop Boxcars; Recycled Cabooses.
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60163 Vol 16 No 3 Conquering the Alleghenies.

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60164 Vol 16 No 4 Grafton in the Civil War.

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60171 Vol 17 No 1 - River Crossing at Bellaire 2.50

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60172 Vol 17 No 2 - Mt Claire Memories 2.50

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60173 Vol 17 No 3 - Perils of the Extra Board 2.50

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60174 Vol 17 No 4 - 44 Tonner 2.50

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60175 Vol 17 No 5 - Operation at Locust Point Carload Yard 2.50

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60176 Vol 17 No 6 - Michigan Passenger Service (Double Issue) 5.00

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60184 Vol 18 Nos 4/5 Mather Stock Cars Double Issue (48 pages). This is a special issue 5.00

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60202 Vol 20 No 2 Wheeling WV. 4.00

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60204 Vol 20 No 4 GM Power on the West End (Grafton area). GP-7 Photo study. 4.00

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60212 Vol 21 No 2 Wheeling Terminal, with steam-era photos by J.J. Young. Wheeling Convention. 4.00

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60224 Vol 22 No 4 Preston RR, M24 Cement Cars, RDC2 Photo Study, Recycled Cabooses, more....our first issue with COLOR covers on front and back. 4.00

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60234 Vol 23 No 4 Passenger Trains Subtract 1 to Frederick, MD (Old Main Line); Short History of Frederick Passenger Service; Signal Changes; 2001 Columbus Convention, including Model and Photo Contest Winners; 80 Years Working on the RR (B&O 316, a Jersey Greenback Class D-1 0-6-0); etc. 4.00

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60241 Vol 24 No 1 Modeling B&O Towers, Q and FO towers; Presidential Train; B&O P5 USRA Light Pacific photo study and modeling info; GE Power in Grafton; Researching B&O on the web; Review of HO Scale B&O Class C depot kit. 4.00

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60242 Vol 24 No 2 Northern Sub-Division Part 1 of 2 (B&O in the Oil Patch of PA), B&O Gons, Grain Pier Closes 4.00

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60244 Vol 24 No 4 Dieselizing the ex-BR&P division; The Buffalo Division; Superdetailing B&O E-60 Consolidations; Oct 2002 Clarksburg convention. 4.00

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60254 Vol 25 No 4 Features: B&O’s Cincinnati-Pittsburgh Workhorse, Train Nos 233/238, a passenger train you can model; Review of Book “E. Francis Baldwin, Architect” by Carlos P. Avery; Color centerfold map of the 1929 ICC rationalization of eastern RRs; B&O Hoppers-Prototypes and Models; Color graphic of damage to the B&O Museum Roundhouse. 4.00

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60273 Vol 27 No 3 Featuring an article on the Shenandoah Valley; Making a Catch at Brunswick; detailing a brass ten-wheeler; The Garretts and Baltimore; Aberdeen Station Restoration; new Cowen operator; track pan answers; John Young memories. 4.00

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60281 Volume 28 #1 Featuring the B&ORRHS Convention held in Staunton, Virginia; B&O CPL Signals; the B&O numbering of its Baldwin Sharks; more information concerning emblems 4.00

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60282 Volume 28 #2 Featuring a review of the C-17 Express Car; Recollections of a B&O Office Car; Last Passenger Train on the B&S; and A Staten Island Snapshot - Mail and Express Ride the Rapid 4.00

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60283 Volume 28 #3 Features an excellent article on modeling an H-11 RPO. In the first quarter 2005 Sentinel, the Rivarossi/Walthers RPO was covered with an emphasis on how to improve it to better match the B&O prototype. This current article provides the same, comprehensive look at the Bethlehem Car Works kit. This issue also covers some unique B&O cabooses that still exist. There is also a feature on Parkersburg called "The B&O in Parkersburg, West Virginia." Parkersburg is the site of the Society annual convention October 2006. Finally, one of our members provides an excellent review of two of the many DVDs currently being sold by the Society Company Store. The first review covers Blue Ridge Productions "Sand Patch, Part One - East Slope Cumberland to Sand Patch Pennsylvania." The second review covers Blue Ridge Productions "The Old Main Line, Part 5 - The West End - Cumberland to Grafton." 4.00

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60284 Volume 28 #4 Features a famous 1906 B&O train wreck at Terra Cotta, another wreck on the B&O called “A Signal Peril”, an update on the preservation of the B&O station at Flora, Illinois, an article on “What Color Were B&O Boxcars,” the use of a B&O Passenger Car for Presidential travel, and some pointers on fun and easy library B&O research. 4.00

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60291 Volume 29 #1 Revisits the 1957 Low Grade Wreck; the 2006 Parkersburg convention; Grafton station's resurrection; meeting troop trains; the 1906 wreck at Terra Cotta, part two; Running Light; Tom Rogers' second Sand Patch DVD review. 4.00

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60293 Volume 29 #3 contains Part II of a look at the Cleveland, Lorain & Wheeling during the B&O years. There is also an interesting story of "A Relatively Quiet Riot: Martinsburg and the Great Railroad Strike of 1877." There are colored photos of Diesels and the CL&W; an article on Baltimore and Ohio Steam Locomotives on the CL&W Line; and reviews of a new B&O book and a new B&O DVD. 4.00

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60303 Volume 30 #3, 3rd Quarter, 2008 edition has the following articles for the B&O railroad enthusiast - "Butler, PA" - A Bonus on the B&O's Way to Chicago; "H.D. Stitt's B&O Magazine Covers" - The Man Behind the Artwork; "McClinton Mystery Solved" - The Real Story of Car 905; "B&O's Experimental Hoppers"; and more. Click here for a sample of several pages from this issue. This is a large file. If you have a dial-up connection, this image may take a few minutes to load 5.00

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60304 Volume 30 #4, 4th Quarter, 2008 edition has the following articles for the B&O railroad enthusiast - The B&O M&K Branch; A Momentous Time for the B&O; a book review on "The Cincinnatian" and one on a Jervis Langdon biography; and brief obituaries on two B&O contributors William V. Russell, and Ohio historian John G. King; and more. Click here for a sample of several pages from this issue. This is a large file. If you have a dial-up connection, this image may take a few minutes to load 5.00

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60312 Volume 31 #2, 2nd Quarter, 2009 edition. Features include - The Capitol Limited; The Wreck of the Capitol Limited in Weverton, MD, November 15, 1924; A Toymakers' Dream, B&O's new Limited sparked imaginations; and the mighty B&O EM-1s steam engines, details changed over their useful life. 5.00

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60314 Volume 31 #4, 4th Quarter, 2009 edition. Features include - Fine dining on the B&O. A treat for both the railroad buff and the fine cook. 5.00

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60321 The 1st Quarter, 2010 edition of The Sentinel has been published and provides quite a few great articles for the B&O railroad enthusiast. This edition is 35 pages and contains articles about the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Historical Society Annual Convention held this past year in Seymour, Indiana; an article about our Western Mini-Con held this past spring in Medina, Ohio; a feature on the last marine transfer bridge at Staten Island, NY; a discussion about historical societies and why they exist; and a feature on the Landenberg Branch and the 2010 Convention. Here are a few low-resolution pages from this edition 5.00

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60323 This is the 3rd Quarter, 2010 edition of The Sentinel. This edition is 36 pages and contains features on the "B&O's Camden Station Rises Again"; "Restoring the Thatcher Perkins" locomotive; "The 1892 Wreck at Woodstock, Virginia"; and a forward looking article on "What's Down the Track", notes from a meeting entitled “John H. White Conference on Railway Heritage” which was attended by a board member of the Society. Here are a few low-resolution pages from this issue 5.00

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60324 This is the 4th Quarter, 2010 edition of The Sentinel. This edition is 36 pages and contains features on the "Akron Junction, Ohio" - A Wonderful and Amazing B&O Place; the "B&O Covered Hoppers"; the regular feature - "Running Light"; and a brief write-up on the passing of a great B&O historian, Charles S. Roberts, known by most for the great books on the B&O that he either published or had some influence in their publication. Here are a few low-resolution pages from this issue 5.00

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60332 This is the 2nd Quarter, 2011 edition of The Sentinel. This edition is 36 pages and contains features on tracking the B&O's Office Cars; the story of the train wreck of February 11, 1953, at Gaithersburg, Maryland; a feature entitled "Mr. Lincoln Goes to Washington"; and a collection of cartoons about the B&O in Chicago. Here are a few pages from this issue 5.00

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60333 This is the 3rd Quarter, 2011 edition of The Sentinel. This edition is 36 pages and contains features on St. Louis Freight Yards; Double-Stacking service along the Potomac River; and an article on the forthcoming 2011 Society Annual Convention planned for Youngstown, Ohio. Here are a few low-resolution pages from this issue 5.00

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60334 The 4th Quarter, 2011 edition of The Sentinel. This edition is 36 pages and contains features Track Pans and the B&O Royal Blue Line; How to Transport a President; an EM-1 Update; Airslide Covered Hoppers of the Baltimore & Ohio; More on Magnolia; Another B&O Inspection Loco; and an article on Historic Duffields, West Virginia Station in Dire Straits. Here are a few low-resolution pages from this edition 5.00

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60341 The 1st Quarter, 2012 edition of The Sentinel. This edition is 36 pages and contains features an artilce on B&O's Washington, Indiana, Shops; Narrowing a Gap at Youngstown, Ohio; The B&O's Versatile O-63 Gondola, plus several other articles of interest. Here is a low resolution copy of the first 12 pages from this edition. 5.00

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60342 The 2nd Quarter, 2012 edition of The Sentinel. This edition is 36 pages and contains an article on hurricane Agnes and her impact on the B&O; Water Rising Up a Caboose; Sea Story with a Few Leaks; Floods and the B&O St. Louis Division; Tunnel Work Begins on Magnolia Cutoff; CSX's Baltimore-Washington Intermodal Facility; and the Worst Flood in B&O History. Here is a low resolution copy of the first 12 pages from this edition. 5.00

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60343 The 3rd Quarter, 2012 edition of The Sentinel. This edition is 36 pages and contains an article on Relief Trains and the 1889 Johnstown Flood; B&O's Three-Bay Covered Hopper; the WB, End of a B&O Era; Preservation Projects in Need; The Wreck of B&O Train #1 at Wadesville, Virginia, October 15, 1910; pictures from the S&C branch; and Once Upon a Time in Grafton. Here is a low resolution copy of the first 12 pages from this edition. 5.00

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60344 The 4th Quarter, 2012 edition of The Sentinel. This edition is 36 pages and contains many interesting articles on the B&O and the history of the railroad. Here is a low resolution collage of 10 pages from this edition. Page two has an index on all of the topics covered. Download this link and check out this great magazine. 5.00

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60352 The 2nd Quarter, 2013 edition of The Sentinel contains articles on the B&O in Mitchell, Indiana; Roundup Time on the B&O; Up and Down to Philadelphia; B&O's Washington Passenger Service in 1955; A Master Storyteller is Gone (Norman Nelson); The Demise of the "Bobber" Caboose on the B&O; and a book review. Click here to download a sample of several pages from this issue. Page two has the full table of contents. 5.00

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60353 The 3rd Quarter, 2013 edition of our magazine, The Sentinel, contains several articles related to B&O history. Click on the image at left to download several low-resolution pages from this issue. Page two has the full table of contents. 5.00

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60354 The 4th Quarter, 2013 edition of The Sentinel contains articles related to B&O history. Click on the image at left to download several low-resolution pages from this issue. Page two has the full table of contents. 5.00

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60361 The 1st Quarter, 2014 edition of The Sentinel contains articles related to B&O history. Click on the image at left to download several low-resolution pages from this issue. Page two has the full table of contents. 5.00

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60362 The 2nd Quarter, 2014 edition of The Sentinel contains articles related to B&O history. Click on the image at left to download several low-resolution pages from this issue. Page two has the full table of contents. 5.00

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60363 The 3rd Quarter, 2014 edition of The Sentinel contains articles related to B&O history. Click on the image at left to download several low-resolution pages from this issue. Page two has the full table of contents. 5.00

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60364 The 4th Quarter, 2014 edition of The Sentinel contains articles related to B&O history. Click on the image at left to download several low-resolution pages from this issue. Page two has the full table of contents. 5.00

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60371 The 1st Quarter, 2015 edition of The Sentinel contains articles related to B&O history. Click on the image at left to download several low-resolution pages from this issue. Page two has the full table of contents. 5.00

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60373 The 3rd Quarter, 2015 edition of The Sentinel contains articles related to B&O history. Click on the image at left to download several low-resolution pages from this issue. Page two has the full table of contents. 5.00

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60374 The 4th Quarter, 2015 edition of The Sentinel contains articles related to B&O history. Click on the image at left to download several low-resolution pages from this issue. Page two has the full table of contents. 5.00

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60381 The 1st Quarter, 2016 edition of The Sentinel contains articles related to B&O history. Click on the image at left to download several low-resolution pages from this issue. Page two has the full table of contents. 8.00

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60382 The 2nd Quarter, 2016 edition of The Sentinel contains articles related to B&O history. Click on the image at left to download several low-resolution pages from this issue. Page two has the full table of contents. 8.00

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60383 The 3rd Quarter, 2016 edition of The Sentinel contains articles related to B&O history. Click on the image at left to download several low-resolution pages from this issue. Page two has the full table of contents. 8.00

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60384 The 4th Quarter, 2016 edition of The Sentinel contains articles related to B&O history. Click on the image at left to download several low-resolution pages from this issue. Page two has the full table of contents. 8.00

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60391 The 1st Quarter, 2017 edition of The Sentinel contains articles related to B&O history. Click on the image at left to download several low-resolution pages from this issue. Page two has the full table of contents. 8.00

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60392 The 2nd Quarter, 2017 edition of The Sentinel contains articles related to B&O history. Click on the image at left to download several low-resolution pages from this issue. Page two has the full table of contents. 8.00

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60393 The 3rd Quarter, 2017 edition of The Sentinel contains articles related to B&O history. Click on the image at left to download several low-resolution pages from this issue. Page two has the full table of contents. 8.00

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60394 The 4th Quarter, 2017 edition of The Sentinel contains articles related to B&O history. Click on the image at left to download several low-resolution pages from this issue. Page two has the full table of contents. 8.00

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60401 The 1st Quarter, 2018 edition of The Sentinel contains articles related to B&O history. Click on the image at left to download several low-resolution pages from this issue. Page two has the full table of contents. 8.00

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60402 The 2nd Quarter, 2018 edition of The Sentinel contains articles related to B&O history. Click on the image at left to download several low-resolution pages from this issue. Page two has the full table of contents. 8.00

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60403 The 3rd Quarter, 2018 edition of The Sentinel contains articles related to B&O history. Click on the image at left to download several low-resolution pages from this issue. Page two has the full table of contents. 8.00

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