B&O Railroad Museum Reopens Today, Announces New Partnership with Northeast Maglev

| June 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

B&O Railroad Museum press release: 

The B&O Railroad Museum is excited to announce the Grand Re-Opening on Thursday, June 25, at 10 AM!  In anticipation of re-opening, the Museum has safety procedures in place to ensure the health and safety of all visitors and staff. Capacity limitations are in place for all areas and rides. For a complete list of cleaning and visitor policy, go to BORail.events/Visit

The B&O Railroad Museum is located at 901 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21223 and offers free secure parking onsite for visitors.

Opening festivities include:

  • Free rides inside the cab of the Sweet Toot locomotive, donated by Domino Sugar,
  • Mile One Express Train rides on the First Mile of Commercial Railroad,
  • Educational Tours and Behind-The-Scene Archival Display,
  • Live Music Saturday and Sunday,
  • Fire Engine Display with Fire Museum of Maryland
  • Food, adult and kid-friendly beverages for purchase from Southwest Baltimore’s Backyard Restaurant, and more!

For a complete list of events and to plan your visit to the B&O, visit www.BORail.org.

Schedule of Grand Re-Opening Events*:

Thursday, June 25
10 AM – 11 AMDomino Sugar Sweet Toot rides-FREE
10:30 AM – 3:30 PMOutdoor Kid Rides
11:30 AMMile One Express Train Ride
11:30 AMEducation: Railroad Kids’ Story Time
Friday, June 26
10:00 AM – 11:00 AMDomino Sugar Sweet Toot rides-FREE
10:30 AM – 3:30 PMOutdoor Kid Rides
11:30 AMMile One Express Train Ride
12 NOONEducation: Signs and Signals Tour
Saturday, June 27
10 AM – 11 AMDomino Sugar Sweet Toot rides-FREE
10 AM – 4 PMSouthwest Baltimore’s Backyard Restaurant

Offering snacks, sandwiches, adult and kid-friendly beverages for purchase.

10 AM – 4 PMLive Music with guitarist, Brendan Pelan
10 AM – 4 PMFire Museum of Maryland showcases a Fire Engine in B&O outdoor area
11:30 AMMile One Express Train Ride
12:30 PM – 2 PMMeet the Curator: Railroad Uniform Jacket & Buttons on view & discussion in Outdoor Pavilion
10:30 AM – 3:30 PMOutdoor Kid Rides
1 PMMile One Express Train Ride
Sunday, June 28
11 AM – 4 PMSouthwest Baltimore’s Backyard Restaurant

Offering snacks, sandwiches, adult and kid-friendly beverages for purchase.

11 AM – 4 PMLive Music with guitarist, Brendan Pelan
11:30 AM – 3:30 PMOutdoor Kid Rides
1 PMMile One Express Train Ride

*Note: Schedule is subject to change without notice.

Hours of Operation, beginning 6/25:

Monday-Saturday 10 AM-4 PM

Sunday 11 AM-4 PM

Photo courtesy of Domino Sugar

B&O Railroad Museum and Northeast Maglev press release from June 9th: 

The B&O Railroad Museum today announced it has entered into a partnership to expand educational programming with Northeast Maglev, the company bringing the Superconducting Maglev (SCMAGLEV) high-speed train project to the Northeast Corridor. As part of the B&O’s dedication to provide cutting-edge educational experiences to children and adults alike, the Museum and Northeast Maglev will work together to offer programming to showcase innovation and technology in railroading—past, present and future.

New educational activities will feature interactive and hands-on opportunities to learn about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through the lens of railroad technology. Workshops will focus on the science behind magnetic levitation with fun experiments including building a maglev train, moving a battery through wire coil, and creating the visualization of magnetic fields.

“I am thrilled we have the opportunity to share not only the importance of trains throughout our history, but also the technological advancements of the industry – from 13mph steam engines to 311mph maglev trains,” said Kris Hoellen, Executive Director of the B&O Railroad Museum. “Through this partnership with Northeast Maglev, the Museum will be able to demonstrate the really cool and fun aspects of engineering trains for the future!”

The partnership will bring new experiential materials to the Museum, including a maglev toy train display for train fans of all ages.

“Northeast Maglev’s support provides additional resources to the B&O Railroad Museum’s education department as well as the opportunity to share some of our exciting innovations in trains and rail transportation right where it all began nearly two centuries ago,” said Wayne Rogers, Chairman and CEO of Northeast Maglev. “The B&O Railroad Museum is a critical asset for Baltimore City and our region, and we are thrilled to help its staff deliver on their mission to broaden the public’s understanding of the railroad industry’s significance in America, and its very bright future right here in the Northeast Corridor.”

The B&O Railroad Museum’s reopening information and new STEM programming schedules will be announced via www.BORail.org and social media channels.

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