And Other News
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Most recent additions/changes are at the beginning of the list.
AAR 70 ton flat car modified with bulkhead ends. RTR HO. Various road numbers. BLT 2-51 WA 3-65. Finely molded bulkhead bracing; wire grab irons; painted black with white lettering; deck is laser-etched natural weathered wood. Equipped with metal wheelsets and Kadee couplers. See stock numbers 33333 through 33338 in the Models link to the left to see which road numbers remain, and to order one or more.
53' 6" AAR 70 Ton Flatcar, with Capitol Dome. RTR HO. Various road numbers. NEW 12-53. Wire grab irons; painted black with white lettering; deck is laser-etched natural weathered wood. Equipped with metal wheelsets and Kadee couplers. See stock numbers 33327 through 33332 in the Models link to the left to see which road numbers remain, and to order one or more.
New Book added May 9th - "Baltimore & Ohio Pacific Locomotives" by Bob Withers. This book presents the history of the 4-6-2 Pacific-type locomotives used by the B&O from early in the 20th Century to the end of steam. Included are detailed rosters of each sub-class, diagrams, and historical text. The photos show these Pacifics in all their duties across the entire B&O system. 96 pp, B/W photos. The book has been reviewed for accuracy by several knowledgable Society members. To order, please see stock # 10137 in the Books link to the left.
"2012 National Convention - Somerset, PA" This is a compilation of all the documents, maps, and other handouts provided during the Convention. Includes the following: Histories; Maps and Track Charts; Form 6 data; Johnstown info; Trackage Rights Agreement. This document includes a CD (use with a PC) containing PDF/HTML files of items of interest from the convention. Please see stock number 79612 in the Society link to the left.
New Book added February 15th - "The War Came by Train" by Daniel C Toomey, Maryland scholar on the Civil War. This book relates the story of the B&O during the years of the Civil War and includes an appendix listing all locomotives mentioned in the text, copious endnotes for each chapter, a bibliography, and an index. It is sized at 6" by 9" and contains 292 pages with more than 100 illustrations. Herb Harwood states that it is "likely the last word" on the subject of the B&O perspective on the War. Please see stock # 10136 in the Books link to the left.
M26 Boxcar by Red Caboose. Metal Wheels, Kadee® Couplers, Large Lettering w/ 13 Great States, Multiple Road Numbers, BLT 3-28 RPKD 11-55, Ready to Run. HO Scale. Please see stock numbers 33313-33318 in the Models link to the left for more information.
HO-Scale M-53 Boxcars and C-16 Express Cars. The Store is selling out fast. We have two that are unique to the B&O RR Historical Society, spread out into different paint and/or lettering scheme eras. The photo shown here is just one sample of the M-53 Boxcar. Please see stock numbers 33251 through 33274 in the Models link to the left for more photos and to see which models are still in stock and not gone forever.
Here is a photo of the C-16 in HO-Scale. There are also different road numbers.
New N-Scale M-53 Boxcars and C-16 Express Cars are now in stock as of September 25th. The Store has 9 different M-53 road numbers spread out into three different paint and/or lettering scheme eras. The photo shown here is just one sample of the M-53 Boxcar. Please see stock numbers 39063 through 39074 in the Models link to the left for more photos and to see what road numbers are remaining.
Here is a photo of the C-16 in N-Scale. There are three different C-16 road numbers.
"Baltimore and Ohio Rails Across the Heartland, Toledo - Cincinnati", by David Oroszi, Stephen Salamon, David Ori. This is the third volume by the authors, following the "Reflections" and "Sunburst" volumes published by Old Line Graphics, and is published by The Railroad Press. It covers the Toledo Division freight and passenger service, including passenger trains to Detroit. The photos are all color and all diesel except for one in the Introduction of a streamlined P7 stopped at Lima. The main line and its branches are described historically, and then freight and passenger services are described separately. If you wish to purchase a copy, please see the Books link to the left and look for stock # 10135.
Book added October 3rd - "B&O RR Museum Cabooses", by Dwight Jones. Hard cover, 142 pgs, Mostly b/w photos with a color section . This book provides a chapter for each B&O caboose which is currently at the B&O Museum in Baltimore or has previously passed through that institution. The photos document active service, acquisition and moving, and/or restoration of the cabs. There is also a list of the cabooses summarizing the status since having been added to the Museum roster. If you wish to purchase a copy, please see the Books link to the left and look for stock # 10134.
Book added October 1st - "Cincinnati Railroad Heritage Color Pictorial, 1950s-1970s", by Ingles and Hamilton/Four Ways West. 430 full-captioned, color photos of the Queen City area with more than two dozen pages of the B&O. Covers mostly first gen diesels, but has several shots of B&O towers, stations, and yards. Please see stock number 10133 in the Books link to the left to order
Book added September 18th - "BR&P in Color V4: Partners and Connections", by Mike Zollitsch. B&O, Erie, PRR, NYC, LV, and others; steam and diesel. This book has photos ranging from the mid-1940s to 2002. About 75% of the pictures are pre-1980, and maybe 50% or better are pre-1960. Chapters cover individual connecting railroads, including: The Ontario Car Ferry Company; Genesee & Wyoming; Pennsylvania Railroad at Machias, NY; Buffalo, NY Connections (railroads/Lake boats, around Buffalo/Niagara Falls/Canadian border); Erie Railway (Erie's mainline plus entire Bradford Division); Pittsburg Shawmut & Northern/Pittsburg & Shawmut; Buffalo & Susquehanna (B&O); New York Central around Clearfield, PA; Pittsburgh & Western/B&O (Butler and Northern Subs, with some on the P&W main). Other things within the chapters include the Bradford Bordell & Kinzua, Tonawanda Valley & Cuba, Tionesta Valley, Kushequa Route. Anyone with an interest in the B&O or Northwestern PA region will surely enjoy this book. To order, look for stock # 10131 in the Books link to the left.
Book added September 8th - "Baltimore's Great Railroad King: John Garrett of the B&O." This is a biography by Peter Maynard. It is soft cover, 247 pages with an index. This is the story of the extension of the B&O beyond Wheeling and of Garrett's change of heart in the Civil War. To order, look for stock # 10128 in the Books link to the left.
Book added August 23rd - "An American Railroad Portrait: People, Places and Pultney", by Dan Frizzi. Soft Bound, 272 pp. History around Bellaire, Ohio, including a section on the Great Stone Viaduct. To order, look for stock # 10130 in the Books link to the left.
Book added June 1st - "Baltimore & Ohio Vol 2: Sunburst Trail to Chicago" by Ori, Salamon and Oroszi; 128 pp, H/C, all color. This is the original 1993 printing from Old Line Graphics overstock. A geographical trip west in photos taken in the 1980s. To order, look for stock # 10129 in the Books link to the left.
Book added March 26th - "Ghost Rails VIII: The Northern Sub", by Wayne Cole. A mile-by-mile history of 175 miles of railroad from Callery Junction near Mars, Pa. to Foxburg and Mt Jewett and the Kinzua Bridge, including the B&O's P&W and many connections. This is primarily B&O and B&O related; 312 pages; more than 600 B/W photos, plus some color. To order, look for stock # 10127 in the Books link to the left.
The 2nd Quarter edition of our magazine, The Sentinel, has been published and has been mailed to our members. Members receiving a copy electronically should have been notified. Customers who wish to purchase a copy should see stock number 60352 in the Sentinels link to the left.
The 1st Quarter 2013 of the Society?s The Sentinel magazine is available. 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 of some of the pages from this edition. Page two has an index on all of the topics covered. If you are interested in purchasing this edition, please go to the Sentinel link to the left and look for stock # 60351.
The 4th Quarter, 2012 edition of The Sentinel is still available for sale. 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. Members automatically get sent a copy of the magazine. For others, if you wish to purchase a copy, please go to the Sentinel link to the left and look for stock # 60344.
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