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Milestone-Proposal:Mainline Electrification of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, 1895
Milestone Buildings Exist Yes
Milestone Present Site Owner In 1990, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum became an independent nonprofit education institution controlled by a board of directors.
Milestone Site Access Details The approximately 40-acre site is appropri The approximately 40-acre site is appropriately fenced and is a secure site. It is accessible to all members of the public who visit the museum. The proposed specific location of the plaque is at the Education Station building on the site. this location is the centralized repository for other plaques acquired through the years. The GPS coordinates of the proposed site of the plaque are: (39 deg.17'07.81"N), (76 deg.38'00.42"W). (39 deg.17'07.81"N), (76 deg.38'00.42"W).
Milestone Site Description The Howard Street Tunnel still exists but The Howard Street Tunnel still exists but is not suitable for the location of the Milestone plaque. The intended site for the plaque is the B&O Railroad Museum, located at Pratt and Poppleton Streets (901 West Pratt Street), Baltimore, MD 21223. the Museum is on the site of the historic Mt. Clare shops, considered by many to be the birthplace of American railroading. The Museum is comprised of five historic buildings located on approximately 40 acres and houses one of the world's finest and most comprehensive collections of railroad locomotives, rolling stock, and other artifacts. The Museum has been granted National Historic Landmark status by the U.S. Deartment of the Interior. The Museum's centerpiece building is the original B&O roundhouse built in 1884 and in continuous railroad use until 1953. Courtney Wilson, the Museum's executive director, has indicated that the Museum would be honored to be the location of the plaque. honored to be the location of the plaque.
Milestone Site Owner Approval Yes  +
Milestone proposal submitted false  +
Proposed Milestone IEEE Section The Milestone resides in the IEEE Baltimore Section.  +
Proposed Milestone Location The Milestone achievement took place in the City of Baltimore, MD.
Proposed Milestone Name Mainline Electrification of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, 1895  +
Proposed Milestone Year The design and construction work took place in the period leading up to 27 June 1895 when the mainline electrification first went into service. It remained in service until 1952.  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 17 July 2012 20:04:16  +
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