Nov 28, 2010

1829: Little girl's observations of B&O Railroad

(Baltimore Sun) ... "The United States Reader or Juvenile Instructor No. 2," written by William Darby and published in Baltimore in 1829, is so interesting because within its pages is a very early account, albeit brief, about the new Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. Chartered in 1827, the B&O was the nation's first common carrier railroad, and at the time Darby's book was published, the railroad was building its line westward from the city to Ellicott's Mills, today's Ellicott City. It opened for traffic in 1830. Continued