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Upcoming B&O Railroad Historical Society Sponsored Events of Interest

The 2024 Society Annual Convention and Business Meeting will be held from October 3 to 6. The location will be at the Earth City Holiday Inn near the St Louis airport. This is a member only event. There were speakers, a tour, and a banquet; the annual business meeting is held Sunday morning.

Western Mini-Con. Each year, usually in May, the western contingent of the Society holds a mini-con in Ohio featuring guest speakers and (maybe) Company Store sales. In 2024 the event will be held on Saturday, May 4 in Westlake Ohio.
The expected site for the 2025 event is Bellaire OH. Questions may be directed to the Western Mini-Con coordinator at Westminicon.

Eastern Mini-Con. Each year in July, the eastern contingent of the Society holds a mini-con featuring guest speakers and Company Store sales at the BORHS HQ Building in Eldersburg MD. This year the date will be July 20. Virtual attendance on Zoom will be provided. For questions, please contact Eastminicon.

Eldersburg Flea Market/Train Show. The Society holds this event at the Society's Eldersburg building in November. The building will be opened at 8 AM for sellers to set up their table(s). This event is NOT for dealers, individuals only. Registration for table(s) is on the flyer, which will be included in the Fourth Quarter Sentinel.

Eldersburg Model Train Display. The Society holds another event for display of model trains at the Society's Eldersburg building on a weekend in December.

The BORHS Headquarters Building and Archives is at 5745 Bartholow Road in Eldersburg (Sykesville) MD.

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.

See our Membership page for information on becoming a member. Belonging to the Society provides a significant value in return. Benefits include invitations to our all conventions, plus you receive 4 issues per year of The Sentinel, delivered to your mailbox or available as a downloaded PDF. 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 a discount from list prices. Our Company Store on this website has a wide selection of serious B&O items for historians, modelers or B&O fans. If you are a modeler, our downloaded Reprints contain information needed to accurately depict a B&O scenario, in many cases 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 75-100 friendly folks where great sharing of B&O history and modeling takes place. Annual Conventions feature a bus tour 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. We hope you will go to the Membership page and sign up.

Forms

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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