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Baltimore & Ohio Railroad


1827

B&O chartered

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1830

Passenger and freight operations began on the B&O Railroad

1837

The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad arrived at Harpers Ferry

1842

B&O line completed to Cumberland

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Dec 24, 1852

The B&O Railroad completed from Baltimore to Wheeling

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Oct 16, 1859

John Brown attempted to seize federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry

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1861

Stonewall Jackson withdrew from Harpers Ferry

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1863

B&O Railroad's management influenced people to support West Virginia statehood

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1871

B&O lines reached Columbus, Lake Erie and Pittsburgh

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1877

The great railroad strike, the first nationwide industrial strike, began at Martinsburg

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1884

B&O operated 1,700 miles of railroad

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1889

B&O hauled 31% of nation's Tidewater-bound soft coal

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1896

B&O Railroad only hauled four percent of Tidewater-bound soft coal

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1900

B&O added the Monongahela River Railroad (Fairmont to Clarksburg)

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1910

Daniel Willard became president of B&O

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1962

C&O and B&O merger continues

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1973

The merger of the B&O and the C&O was finalized

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