Facilities/Structures, Communications, Rules, Right of Way, and B&O Organization

This category encompasses all historical information concerning the operation of the B&O RR that is not contained in another specific catagory (e.g., Maps, Equipment, Freight Operations, Passenger Operations, etc.) Booklets in this catagory are notebook size unless indicated otherwise.
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40111 Scans from the Archives, Volume 1, Diagrams of Selected Buildings, delivered by digital download. This item is in the format of a CD containing plan diagrams of 24 selected buildings, including engine houses, roundhouses, towers, stations, freight houses, and other structures. One of the structures is a repair plan for the Thomas Viaduct. The files are in PDF file format and were designed to be viewed in a computer browser. 5.00

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40114 Scans from the Archives, Volume 4, Diagram Plans for Queen City Station, Cumberland, MD, delivered by digital download. This item is a computer folder of the digital images. The contents of this product are 18 drawings and "A Case Study in Preservation" by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The files are in PDF file format and were designed to be viewed in a computer browser. 5.00

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40115 Scans from the Archives, Volume 5, Diagrams of Freight & Service Facilities Grafton, West Va, delivered by digital download. This item is a computer folder of the digital images. The contents of this product are 53 drawings. The files are in PDF file format and were designed to be viewed in a computer browser. 5.00

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40116 Scans from the Archives, Volume 6, Diagrams of Passenger Facilities Grafton, West Va, delivered by digital download. This item is a computer folder of the digital images. The contents of this product are 29 drawings. The files are in PDF file format and were designed to be viewed in a computer browser. 5.00

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72001 Tunnel Diagrams of the B&O Railroad – Volume 1: Eastern Divisions (Baltimore, Buffalo, Cumberland, New York Terminal, and Pittsburgh). This booklet includes plans, sections, and portals from original drawings beginning 1905 and includes additions and revisions to 1965. There are tunnel records; an index of tunnels by division; and page after page of virtually every tunnel and portal in the East. 11.00

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72002 This item may be available as a paper copy at this time.
Tunnel Diagrams of the B&O Railroad – Volume 2: Western Divisions (Monongah, Newark, Ohio, St. Louis, and Wheeling). This booklet includes plans, sections, and portals from original drawings beginning 1905 and includes additions and revisions to 1965.There are tunnel records; an index of tunnels by division;and page after page of virtually every tunnel and portal in the West
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72003 Clearance Tables of Maximum Dimensions for Cars.1952-1955. Shows the various dimensional restrictions on cars over different B&O lines. Good for modelers seeking realistic prototype modeling to determine if cars of a certain size were allowed on lines being modeled. 8.50

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72006 B&O Equated Tonnage Ratings - September 1, 1911; 51 printed pages covering 90 informational pages 7.50

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72007 B&O Standard Plans for MOW and Contruction, December 1907, from the Office of the Chief Engineer in Baltimore. Drawings are signed by the engineering staff, dated and include drawing numbers. Includes drawings and specs on how the B&O built: Bridges; Trestles; Arches of various ring sizes; Masonry & Concrete Abutments; Coal & Oil House for Towers; Class A, B, & C Combination Stations; Fire Hose House; Freight House (6 sizes); Lamp Post; Milk Platform; Office Building; Privy; Pump House; Scale House (3 sizes); Section Tool House (2 sizes); Signal Towers (7 sizes); Smoke Jack; Telegraph Office; Telephone Box; Waiting Shed; Watch Box (2 styles); Highway Crossing (8 styles); Culverts; Platform (6 types); Double Track Tunnel Portal (Brick and Concrete types); Water Tanks and details; Crossovers (6 types); Turnouts (11 types); Cross Tie Table for Turnouts and Crossovers; Track Tools (17 types); Double-Slip Switches (9 types); Roadbed Accessories (32 items, e.g., posts for whistles, warnings, stop, slow, section, mile, elevation and bridge number; rail joints; cattle guards, highway crossing, mail cranes, etc). 11.00

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72008 This item may be available as a paper copy at this time.
List of Turntables, 1957. Handwritten on List Form, showing turntables on full system
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72011 This item may be available as a paper copy at this time.
Block Signals Interlocking and Telephone Rules as of March 1911. This booklet provides a table of definitions; a brief discussion on the manual block system; a copy of a Form A used to clear a train for which there are orders or no orders, an explaination of what signal to use to proceed, time blocks, and the notification of the arrival and departure of trains; brief discussion on the home and advance block signals; signalmen procedures; automatic block systems, and rules governing train movements by telephone and standard equipment for this purpose
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72016 This item may be available as a paper copy at this time.
Instructions Governing the Maintenance of Way Department, effective July 1916. This booklet includes the following chapters: Rules for Government of Employes on Track; Roadway and Drainage, to include Open Ditches, tile drains, and removal of earth from cuts; Ties, to include renewal, methods of piling, methods of branding, and records; Rail, to include laying main track rail, broken or defective track, inside guard rails, and repairing rails; Anti-Creepers; Tie Plates; Ballast; Frogs, Switches, Turnouts, and Crossings; Switch Stands and Lamps; Sidings, including private sidings; Derails; Highway and Private Road Grade Crossings; Track Inspection; Fires and Fire Protection; Crossing Watchmen; Cleaning, to include roadway, right of way, sodding, and general cleanin; Hand Cars, Puse Cars, Velocipede and Motor Cars; Tool Houses; Maintenance of Camps; Installation, Maintenance and Use of Track Scales; Telegraph Lines; Track Signs; Explosives, to include dynamite, blasting powder, safety fuse, electric explosives, fuse caps, electric blasting battery, and other miscellaneous information; Slow Orders; Watch Inspection; Bridges and Buildings, to include field inspection of bridges and inspection of buildings; Painting, to include classification of paint, preparation of surface, application to woodwork, application to metal work, and requisitions; First Aid to the Injured; and Accidents. Also includes tables and drawings
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72017 Standard Plans for Maintenance of Way and Construction, Office of the Chief Engineer, 1917. This booklet contains over 100 pages of drawings and plans for various bridges, guard rails, RR trestles, coal dumps, abutments, tunnel portals, headwalls, arches, stations, freight houses, signal towers, waiting sheds, elevated watchbox for crossing gates, scale houses, milk platforms, telephone box for outside exposure, watch boxes, fire hose house, privy, station sign and lamp post standards, concrete platform, brick platform, timber platform, cinder platform, a concrete curb, various water tanks, railroad crossings, road crossings, roadbed sections, a cattle guard, snow fence, a mail crane, sign posts, speed limit posts, property line posts, station markers, and many others 10.00

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72019 B&O/ICC Valuation Type Book, circa 1919-1921. Provides dimensions, sizes and number, materials utilized for construction of building foundations, roofs, flooring, interior finishes, heating, lighting, furnishings and structures. Structure information includes that for outhouses; coal & scrap bins; fences; cattle chutes; signs; platforms & stairs; tool, bunk, sand, coal, oil, tool, freight & store houses; telegraph, yard & freight offices; barns; medical facilities; watch towers & boxes; telephone boxes; shelter sheds; freight, passenger & combination stations; water tanks & columns & pump houses; signal towers; covered shops buildings; engine houses (rectangular & radial); ash & engine house pits; dwellings; scales; and mail cranes. 120 pages 10.50

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72020 BR & P/ ICC Valuation Building Type Book, circa 1918-1919. This reprint is similar to Stock Number 72019, B&O/ICC Valuation. This reprint is for the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh Railway. The reprint is 79 pages 9.00

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72023 This item may be available as a paper copy at this time.
Telegraphers Work Rules & Wage Schedules governing Telegraphers, Telephoners, and Levermen Effective May 1923. This booklet is like a union booklet listing the governing rules and regulations for these categories of B&O employees. For example, the following topics are covered: Attending Court or Investigations; Filling Vacancies; Free transportation; Employees Transferred from One Division to Another; Discipline and Grievances; Basic time, Overtime, Call and Meal Time; Payroll Classification; Rates of Pay per division; Seniority; Vacations; and more
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72027 Telegraphic Cipher Code for General Use as of May 1927. This booklet provides a comprehensive listing of the code words and corresponding phrases used by the B&O to reduce verbiage used in telegraphing. For example, the code "admiral" means "advise by wire whether all .... is on hand at the site of ...." You want your own B&O terminology, here it is 8.00

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72028 Instructions Governing the Maintenance of Way Department, effective September 1928. This booklet follows much the same outline as stock # 72016 above, except it is for 1928 10.00

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72029 This item may be available as a paper copy at this time.
Rules and Wage Schedule Governing Telegraphers, Telephoners, and Levermen as of July 1928. This booklet is like a union booklet listing the governing rules and regulations for these categories of B&O employees. Example topics covered: Attending Company Investigations and Re-examinations; Attending Court; Bulletining Positions and Filling Vacancies; Deadheading Extra Employees; Employees Transferring from One Division to Another; Grievances; Overtime; Payroll Classification; Rates of Pay per division; Seniority; Vacations; and more
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72030 ~~ The Item Number for this booklet has been changed to 74130, listed under Equipment.~~
BR&P Work & Miscellaneous Equipment. Diagrams & Specifications. Circa 1930, with B&O RR updates through the 1940’s. Info on various cranes, pile drivers, Jordan Spreaders, snow plows and flangers, scale test and side dump cars
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72036 Study for Increasing Clearances from Camden Station, Baltimore, to Park Junction, Philadelphia. Also, History of the Howard Street Tunnel, Baltimore, dated February 10, 1936 with a Supplemental Report on Diesel vs. Electric In Belt Line Operations, dated June 21, 1948 8.50

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72045 Roadway and Track Maintenance Standard Plans, Office of the Chief Engineer, 1945-55. Like stock # 72017, this booklet contains over 100 pages of drawing and plans 9.50

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72047 B&O Roadway & Track Standards, 1945, with revisions of 1946, 1947, 1948. From the Office of the Chief Engineer in Baltimore. 174 pages. All drawings are signed by the engineering staff, dated and include drawing numbers. Includes drawings and specs on all aspects of how the B&O built it roadways: Ballast (4 profiles); Bolts of various sizes; Bridge Warnings (aka “Tell Tales” for 1-6 track widths); Commercial Coal Dumps (Concrete and Timber types); Inspection Pits; Frame Trestles; Pile Trestles; Angle-Iron Hand Rails; Tie Floors for Bridges; Fire Barrels; Fire Hose Houses; Torpedo and Fusee “Houses” (wood and brick types); Section Tool Houses; Telegraph Offices; Telephone Booths and Boxes; Tool Boxes; Clearance Chart (placement of fixtures and accessories next to rail line); Grade Crossings; Pipeline crossings; DeRails; Frogs (30 drawings); Guard Rails; Motor Cars and Trailers; Numbering and Stenciling Requirements for MOW Equipment; Rail (36 crossviews of 56-131 pound rails); Joints for various weights of rail; Track Layout for 50 & 60-foot scales; Signage and Bulletin Boards; Spikes; Switches (5 types); Tie Plates; Tie Spacing (28 views); Track Tools; Track Shims; Water Supply and Water Towers. An excellent resource for both the historian and the modeler 12.50

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72048 Call Letter Designations Telegraph Stations and Towers – 1948. Last issued January 9, 1948 by the B&O Communications Department. Identifies the stations and towers on the railroad by division, sub-division, and relay district and gives their corresponding call letter designations 5.00

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72049 Rules and Instructions Governing the Police Department, 1949 7.00

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72050 Gauley Coal Field WV. This 42 page document, dated July 6, 1950, presents features of interest on the B&O RR in Nicholas and Webster Counties, West Virginia. Included are a history of and general information about the area, lists of coal seams, mines and the companies operating each, together with output statistics. Also shown are the railroads and branch lines operating in the region. Present (1950) coal operations are covered in a substantial portion of the publication, including some photographic examples. Proposals for grade eliminations take up several pages. Multi page coal property and system maps round out this booklet. This document will make a great edition for someone interested in or model this area of West Virginia, or want it be knowledgeable of where some of the traffic on your portion of the line was generated 7.00

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72051 Rules and Regulations of the Operating Department, April 1953. This is a "must have" booklet for any B&O enthusiast. It is a reproduction of the manual that B&O employees were given that provides operations rules and regulations of the railroad. Some of the many topics covered by this handout include: General Rules; Definitions, to include blocks, block systems, engines, interlocking, signals (absolute, approach, block, CPL, dwarf, fixed, home, intermediate, remote, and semi-automatic), speeds, stations, switches, time tables, tracks (current of traffic, main, passing, running, single, two or more, and yard), standard clock, trains (extra, passenger, regular, section, superior, tonnage, train, of superior class, of superior direction, of superior right); with detailed discussions on Operating Rules; Time Tables; Signals; Headlights; Markers; Engine Bells; Sidings; Yards and Switching; Protection; Switches, including spring switches. There is a good discussion, with illustrations, on forms of train orders 9.00

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72052 This item may be available as a paper copy at this time.
B&O Officers Inspection Trains. Chicago District, 1947, 1952, 1956. Approx 83 pages of very detailed data prepared for Officers of the RR for their private-train inpsection trip of the B&OCT. Map and brief history of B&OCT predecessor RRs. Details of Barr Yard and other yards. Key personnel. Balance Sheet and Financial statement for B&OCT. Five pages listing of team tracks and freight houses, with street addresses, capacity in cars and names of interchanging roads. Detailed maps of Chicago with 82 facilities located by key references. Next is the 14-page detailed description of the line for the 1948 trip, beginning with departure from Chicago’s Grand Central Station, indicating each junction and shipper on the line. Following that is the 10-page 1952 trip of the officer’s train, with mileages from Chicago Grand Central Station. Lastly is the 20-page description for the 1952 trip, with detailed timetable for the trip, including notations of backing moves or turnings of the train. The reader is able to see the changes on the B&OCT during these very busy years when much post-war building was experienced
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72053 B&O Officers Special Inspection Trains, Baltimore, Cumberland and Monongah Divisions. May & Nov 1953. Approx 130 pages of very detailed data prepared for Officers of the RR for their private-train inpsection trips. Organized by mileage from selected terminals or junctions, these trip books give a mile-by-mile description of the names of shippers & receivers on the line; carloads per shipper; revenue in dollars; passenger counts and revenue for each stop; population of cities/towns served; descriptions of Yards; names of station agents; sidings with coal dumps and dealer names; siding and yard track capacities; Tunnel data; List of improvements with AFE numbers; number of new crossties and tons on new rail laid; track workforce listing; Georgetown, Hagerstown, Alexandria, Shenandoah Subs. For example: DC Union Station takes 1.5 pages to describe the facility and various yards; NY Avenue and Eckington take 2 pages; Brunswick yard and shops take 4 full pages to describe it (hump yards/tracks, workforce types/numbers, YMCA stats, key personnel, train schedules, cars of coal dumped, number of engines in hump service, number of car riders employed, cars humped by shift/trick, hump tracks, stock pens, car repair yard). Also gives annual tonnage of coal, ore and stone handled at Lorain, OH for 1932-1952. Baltimore Division is only portion with facility descriptions 13.00

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72054 B&O Officers Inspection Trains. Central Region – Pittsburgh, Akron and Chicago Divisions. Approx 78 pages of very detailed data prepared for B&O officers inpsection trip of the B&O on August 24-25, 1954 from Cumberland to Pittsburgh to Benwood. Time table and 3-car consist of the train. Details of each town served, to include: population, altitude, RR facilities, carloads in and out by shipper/receiver, miles of track, employee counts, revenue, cars humped. List of customers and traffic count exceeds a half page for Braddock, PA and a full page for Pittsburgh. Capacity in cars for yards and freight houses in Pittsburgh. Average daily passenger and freight movements over the line East & Westbound. List of improvements with AFE numbers; costs, number of new crossties and tons on new rail laid; track workforce listing. Number of engines assigned, by class, steam & diesel, for Pittsburgh Div. Another trip, October 19, 1954 is also documented, to include a 9-car consist, traveling from Cumberland to UN Tower. A third portion of this reprint covers October 20, 1954, from UN Tower to Willard, with detailed timetable, and then on to Deshler, OH, with similar types of data 8.50

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72055 B&O Officers Inspection Trains. Buffalo Division. Approx 162 pages of very detailed data prepared for B&O officers inpsection trip of the B&O for trips in 1953, 1954 and 1955. Employee statistics and safety data. Page of fuel usage on Buffalo Div on given dates. List of cities served, population and revenue per city. Season tonnages for 8 years running at Charlotte and DL&W docks. Income/Expense statement for Charlotte Dock Company for 1950-51-52. Comparison of B&O tonnages on Lake Ontario vs PRR, NYC and DL&W docks. Details of lease agreements for facilities. List of mines and carloadings of coal & coke. Coal tonnages billed at Cloe scales for 7 years, by month. Dates of miner’s strikes and vacation outages for 1946-52. Special moves of coal and coke on Indiana Sub with PRR. Motive power forces by location. Quantities of freight cars held for heavy or reconditioning at 4 locations on Buffalo Div. Description of the line with details of construction, ties, rail, switches, facilities, equipment. List of improvements with AFE numbers; costs, number of new crossties and tons on new rail laid; track workforce listing. of engines assigned, by class, steam & diesel, for Buffalo Div. Tonnage ratings by engine type, to include tonnage adjustments in tons per car depending on air temperatures. List of engine numbers assigned by location for freight & passenger. These types of data are represented for the various trip dates, enabling the reader to see changes on the Buffalo Division during these years 12.00

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72056 This item may be available as a paper copy at this time.
Rules and Instructions covering the Maintenance of Way Department. MOW had rules just as the Operating Department did. Employees had to pass physical requirements; their watches had to be correct; duties were assigned by title; inspections had to be made per rules; track was constructed with many requirements; etc. There are many diagrams of track construction, track parts, signals, tunnel and bridge walkways, etc.
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72057 B&O Officers Inspection Trains. Wheeling Division. Approx 215 pages of very detailed data prepared for B&O officers inpsection trip of the B&O for trips in 1952 and 1954. For trip on 11 April 1952: List of cities served, population and revenue per city. Gross tons miles per train for selected weeks in 1951-52. Yard engines Hours Worked and Cars Dispatched per terminal for selected months in 1951-52. Station earnings for passenger and freight for selected months in 1951-52. Coal, ore and stone tonnages for Lorain, OH for years 1932-52. Tonnage handled on Ohio River at Warwood Dam, by month, for 1949-52. Number of employees by department. List of broken/defective rails for 1947-52. Status of capital improvements, by location and type, to include AFE data and costs. For trip on 14 April 1954: Description of the line, by milepost, naming industries served, the capacities of their sidings and average in/outbound carloadings per month, and revenue. Coal, ore and stone tonnages for Lorain, OH for years 1932-54. Gross tons miles per train for selected weeks in 1953-54. Yard engines Hours Worked and Cars Dispatched per terminal for selected months in 1953-54. Station earnings for passenger and freight for selected months in 1953-54. Tonnage handled on Ohio River at Warwood Dam, by month, for 1949-54. Number of employees by department. Status of capital improvements, by location and type, to include AFE data and costs. General Orders #7 and #8 of 1954 and the accompanying ETT #61 for the Wheeling Division. For trip on 19 August 1954: Description of the line, by milepost, naming industries served, the capacities of their sidings and average in/outbound carloadings per month, and revenue. Coal, ore and stone tonnages for Lorain, OH for years 1932-54. Gross tons miles per train for selected weeks in 1953-54. Yard engines Hours Worked and Cars Dispatched per terminal for selected months in 1953-54. Station earnings for passenger and freight for selected months in 1953-54. Coal mines on the Wheeling Division. Tonnage handled on Ohio River at Warwood Dam, by month, for 1949-54. Number of employees by department. Status of capital improvements, by location and type, to include AFE data and costs. General Orders #16. Breakdown of employees by job title and quantity for facilities at Benwood, Holloway, Lorain, Dover, Kenova, Huntington, and Brookly Junction to include facility data. Assignment of power (steam/diesel) by classification. Description of yard tracks and their capacities for Benwood, Boggs Run, Wheeling, Bellaire, Bridgeport and Martins Ferry yards. List of names of key Wheeling Terminal personnel and their wages. ETT #62 of 25 April 1954. For trip on 25 August 1954: includes 8 pages for the inspection trip from Moundsville to Grafton 16.00

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72058 Signals and Communication Maintenance Standard Plans, Volume 1 - Plan Book - Part 1, 1946-62, from the Office of the Chief Engineer. This booklet contains nearly 150 pages of plans to include: diagrams of safety fences; arrangement of track shunt for LH single switches; wiring diagrams for normal switch repeater circuit; masts for color position light signals; typical construction for laminated panel of CTC type control machines; diagram showing the location of train control inductors; electric lighted switch lamps; diagram of insulatede joint locations; diagram of sheet metal relay housings; diagrams for precast concrete foundations for sheet metal relay housings; diagrams for switch fittings; a diagram for emergency tool boards; diagram of a flashing light highway crossing signal with an automatic short arm gate; and many others 14.00

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72059 Signal and Communication Maintenance Standard Plans, Volume 2 - Plan Book - Part 2, 1946-62. This is a continuation of stock # 72058 above and includes more diagrams from the Office of the Chief Engineer 14.00

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72060 Signal and Communication Maintenance Standard Plans, Volume 3 - Index and Instructions, 1946-62. This is the third of three booklets that deal with signals and communications maintenance standards and plans from this time period 12.50

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72063 Directory of Coal Mines & Coke Ovens Served by the B&O Railroad - 1963. Seventy-five pages. This document includes alphabetical and geographical listings of coal mines and coke operators by regions and districts as located on or accessible to the B&O RR; regional maps showing mine & oven locations; lists of coal traffic staff and sales agents and locations; and railroad abbreviation explanations 8.50

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72064 This item may be available as a paper copy at this time.
“Operating Dept Rules & Regulations – 1964 Revision.” Companion to our popular 1953 edition (# 72051), updated to 1964
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72065 Directory of Coal Mines and Coke Ovens served by the B&O RR and Lateral Lines - 1957 with supplemental internal documents, 166 total pages. This document is similar to #72063. It was developed from a B&O booklet intended for public distribution in 1957 augmented with Society developed additional information and maps of the regions covered 12.00

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72066 This item may be available as a paper copy at this time.
“South Branch Valley Railroad Track Charts and Miscellaneous Information” covering the line from Green Spring to Petersburg, WV. A compilation of other documents maintained in Society Archives and contains track chart, alignment, and profiles for the area as of 1949. Also, locomotive rosters, brief history of the area, and a short history of the Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad
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72067 This item may be available as a paper copy at this time.
“The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company / The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company Supplement 18 to Transportation Circular 2-F, Director, Freight Claims Circular 91-E, Code of Rules for Handling Perishable Freight”, Issued June 9, 1971. Contains sections on Refrigeration – Icing and Reicing; Ventilation Service; Mechanical Protective Service; Protective Service Against Cold; and Protective Services on Commodities Loaded in Trailers or Containers and Transported on Flat Cars
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72068 Salt Report. A report answering the "why's" and "how's" of salt and brines in the B&O Area. Probably from the '50s. Primarily a geologic study by geographical locale 8.50

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72069 “High-Calcium Limestone in the area served by The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad”. Data compile from information in the mid 1950s. The booklet contains limestone deposits in Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia for areas serviced by the B&O. There are a great many illustrations and maps that are not found in other productions. It is over 100 pages in length and shows limestone deposits by states served by the B&O. State descriptions deal with the limestone areas which either actually or potentially contain high-calcium limestone deposits. Divisions along state boundaries are arbitrary, of course, but this geographic arrangement of the report is more familiar to most readers that an order based upon location of geologic formations. Further subdivision of states into counties is made where possible. The list of illustrations show basic track plans in the various areas, basic patterns of limestone production, and limestone uses. This is a “must have” reprint, considering how important limestone movement was to the B&O 10.50

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72070 B&O Operating and Maintenance Information, Data, and Statistics with Map - Ohio Division; for Officers' Special Inspection Trains October 20 and 21, 1954. 51 pages 7.50

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72071 B&O Operating and Maintenance Information, Data, and Statistics with Map - Indianapolis Division; for Officers' Special Inspection Trains November 9, 1953. 34 pages 6.00

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72072 B&O Operating and Maintenance Information, Data, and Statistics with Map - St. Louis Division; for Officers' Special Inspection Trains May 4, 1953. 56 pages 8.00

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72073 B&O Operating and Maintenance Information, Data, and Statistics with Map - Toledo Division; for Officers' Special Inspection Trains May 5, 1953. 9 pages 2.00

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72074 This item may be available as a paper copy at this time.
"Operating Information, Data & Maps for Baltimore to Buffalo - Officers Inspection trip, Oct, 1956"
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72075 "Directors' Inspection trip, Oct, 1949. Operating Information, Data & Maps for Phila to Grafton, WV Coal Fields, Huntington to Pittsburgh" 10.00

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72076 "Directors' Inspection trip, Oct, 1951. Operating Information, Data & Maps for WV and Coal Fields, plus improvements" 9.50

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72080 "Alphabetical and Geographical List of Stations in Coal Regions on The B&O RR Co.- 1962" The booklet lists alphabetically in two sections - one by states and the other by regions - the names of mines, their index numbers, regions, districts, assembly points and serving railroad, including other connecting railroads East of the Ohio River as well as the B&O. The booklet, effective December 24, 1962, consists of 34 pages 6.00

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72081 This item may be available as a paper copy at this time.
"Commodity Index - Alphabetical Listing of Manufacturers, Jobbers, Distributors, Dealers, Mills, Refineries, Producers and Utilities Circa 1930s". This booklet lists industries served by Private Railroad Sidings available directly to the B&O and through Reciprocal Switching. Arranged by State and City within Product Type showing commodity handled. Published by the Commercial Development Department. The booklet consists of 428 pages
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72082 "B&O RR - Delivery Circular - Facilities For and Rules Governing Receipt and Delivery of Property, Effective May 3, 1957". This 322 page document consists of an indexed alphabetical listing of cities served by the B&O RR. Included under the heading for each city is information on the names of companies, their types of business or items handled, and siding location for delivery to that company. Also shown, where cities that have them, are specialized equipment to facilitate handling listed types of material (on- and off-loading), such as cranes with their capacity, ramps, livestock chutes and auto platforms. Noted also are locations that handle carload and less-than-carload traffic. Instructions for accommodating deliveries in special situations are set forth. Cities falling within certain switching districts have that information noted. The names of other carriers with which interchange can occur are included. This booklet is chock full of information about the material the B&O handled for its customers 17.00

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72083 "B&O Company Rules of the Marine Department", 14 printed pages covering 22 informational pages 2.50

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72084 "St Lawrence Seaway Construction: Effects and Adjustments to B&O Facilities," 1957 10.00

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72086 Proposed Cumberland Terminal Improvements. In the late 1960s there was thought of expanding the Cumberland yards. This document provides background information on yards operations and detail maps of the current and proposed tracks and other facilities. 9.00

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72088 "Description of Construction of Washington Terminal", Feb 1986, by AMTRAK. The work involves the continued redevelopment of Union Station after AMTRAK took over the passenger train operations. Covers track work, Ivy City, and Mail Handling facilities. 4.50

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72361 "Special Rules for the Government of Employees of Potomac Yard - March 1961". Provides descriptions of rules, facilities, and procedures for operations at Potomac Yard, Alexandria, VA 5.00

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76149 B&O Freight Facilities & Operations, Volume 1, 1949. Covers Chicago, including B&OCT, Toledo, Akron-Barberton, Cumberland, Youngstown, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, DC and Potomac Yards). In depth description with maps. (Use with 76152 to form a complete B&O-wide set.) 12.00
76152 This item may be available as a paper copy at this time.
B&O Freight Facilities & Operations, Volume 2, 1952. Covers Buffalo, Rochester, Pittsburgh, Wheeling, St Louis area, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, Hamilton, Indianapolis, Louisville, Jeffersonville and New Albany, IN. In depth description with maps. (Use with 76149 to form a complete B&O-wide set.)
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76157 B&O Freight Facilities & Operations, Volume 1, 1957. Covers Chicago, including B&OCT, Toledo, Akron-Barberton, Cumberland, Youngstown, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, DC and Potomac Yards. In depth description with maps. (Use with 76158 to form a complete B&O-wide set.) 12.00

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76158 B&O Freight Facilities & Operations, Volume 2, 1957. Covers Buffalo, Rochester, Pittsburgh, Wheeling, St Louis area, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, Hamilton, Indianapolis, Louisville, Jeffersonville and New Albany, IN. In depth description with maps. (Use with 76157 to form a complete B&O-wide set.) 14.00

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76166 Freight Facilities & Operations B&O 1966 – Major Metropolitan Areas Manual. This document was issued in 1966 by the Commercial Development Department and is arranged alphabetically by the twenty major metropolitan areas served by the railroad. For each city there are descriptions of location; size; industries/companies by product type; B&O market position; mileages to other cities; other transportation services, companies, competitors, railroad connections and interchanges; B&O facilities including specialized facilities and services like: scales, elevators, trailer facilities, rail to ship/river/truck facilities, transfer facilities, cranes, livestock and perishables facilities, warehouses, ore and coal handling facilities, auto handling facilities, port facilities like piers, car floats, berthage where applicable; B&O trains, services and operations. Although issued in 1966, many of the facilities are holdovers from the 1950's era and should be of great interest to many Society members even if they are primarily interested in the 1950’s. 16.50

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76169 This item may be available as a paper copy at this time.
Freight Sales Manual – 1969 – Schedules, Equipment, Maps, and Commodities. This booklet, issued in 1969, was intended as a guide for B&O personnel handling or selling freight shipments. It includes maps of: B&O rail facilities, B&O trailer service points, major B&O & C&O lines, and car weight limit allowance variations. Also included are charts of rail mileages between cities; listings of interchange points by railroad and state, B&O sales/service locations and freight sales offices and specialized services locations. The final portion of the booklet shows freight equipment types with usage description, measurements, number series, photos and diagrams.
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76170 Railroad Sidings & Industrial Tracks in Baltimore – 1921, 1930, 1940, 1948. Compiled by the Industrial Bureau Board of Trade (later called Baltimore Association of Commerce), Baltimore, MD for the years indicated the listings are keys to location maps of Industrial Baltimore showing companies and industries with railroad sidings and industrial tracks and indicates service by what railroad. The listings for B&O, B&A, WM, Canton, Ma & Pa, P&BR, PRR and other railroads contain map references for each company/industry. The maps to which the keys correspond are supplemented by additional maps of the area. 10.50

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76171 This item may be available as a paper copy at this time.
Railroad Port Facilities in the Baltimore Harbor, March 1942, Incl B&O, PRR, WM, and Canton RR. Lists and gives information on the facilities for B&O, PRR, WM, and Canton railroads and shows the locations as well as other details on the fold out maps included in the booklet. Great document for anyone interested in rail operations in the Baltimore area
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79701 This item may be available as a paper copy at this time.
“Short History of the B&O.” This short reprint was written by Harwood in 1989 and provides information on past B&O Presidents and other important dates in B&O history
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79702 “Recommendation for a Popular Name for the newly merged C&O – B&O.” This is a B&O/C&O public relations department document produced in June 1965 and provides some interesting anecdotes on the development of the Chessie name 2.50

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79703 “Railroad Rithmetic Book 1,” edited by Olive Dennis for younger fans. In 1950, the B&O developed and presented to teachers a booklet of arithmetic problems. The problems presented to the teachers came from many interesting aspects of railroad operations. They presented the teacher with a fund of real life problems based on conditions encountered in the railroad industry. Statistical data and operating procedures were obtained from railroad sources. Book 1 was for elementary grades, while Book 2 (Item 79704) was for the junior high school level. 7.50

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79704 “Railroad Rithmetic Book 2,” edited by Olive Dennis for younger fans. In 1950, the B&O developed and presented to teachers a booklet of arithmetic problems. The problems presented to the teachers came from many interesting aspects of railroad operations. They presented the teacher with a fund of real life problems based on conditions encountered in the railroad industry. Statistical data and operating procedures were obtained from railroad sources. Book 2 was for the junior high school level, while Book 1 (Item 79703) was for elementary grades. 7.00

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79705 “The Bumper Belt.” This is the B&O Agricultural Development Department program which worked directly with neighboring farmers, local farm organizations, and the colleges of agriculture in the States served by the B&O. The B&O policy greatly increased traffic of farm supplies and farm products 6.50

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79706 This item may be available as a paper copy at this time.
"Chronological and Alphabetical Lists of Presidents and Directors, Executive Officers and Department Heads of The B&O RR Co. 1827-1929". This document has several sections which list B&O senior management, showing election, re-election, appointment, resignation, retirement and dates and date of death if it occurred while they were in office. Information often includes comments on the reason for resignation, replacement or retirement or promotion. The list includes reasons for the election of the various individuals who served in the capacity of President Pro Tem. For Department Heads, the list gives not only the dates of service but also the previously and later held positions for many of the officers. There are citations from company minutes indicating the dates for the creation of many of the positions. Some important accomplishments made while specific individuals were in office are noted. 91 page booklet
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