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Harpers Ferry in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Branding the B&O

 
 
Branding the B&O Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 13, 2012
1. Branding the B&O Marker
Inscription.

Passengers in the late 1800s would have instantly recognized this building as the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad station. Known for their distinctive style and red-and-brown color scheme, the B&O designed their stations to give customers a comfortable feeling of familiarity and dependability. The Harpers Ferry station has served travelers since 1894 and continues to serve them today.

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Architect Ephraim Francis Baldwin designed standardized station layouts for the B&O, offering additional custom options like fancy trimwork and roof bracketing.

Originally located near The Point, the train station was moved here in 1931. The station had lost its tower and was in disrepair by 2000. The National Park Service restored the station in 2005. A few sections were left unpainted to show the station's condition before the restoration.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 39° 19.471′ N, 77° 43.873′ W. Marker is in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Potomac Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is adjacent to the Amtrak passenger station. Marker is in this post office area: Harpers Ferry WV 25425, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Branding the B&O Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 13, 2012
2. Branding the B&O Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pvt Luke Quinn (within shouting distance of this marker); Mere Machines of Labor (within shouting distance of this marker); By the aid of these machines... (within shouting distance of this marker); Found Underground (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Power of the Potomac (about 300 feet away); Racing West (about 400 feet away); Six Acres That Changed the World (about 400 feet away); Home of Joseph Perkins (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Harpers Ferry.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Network. (Submitted on December 16, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Historical Society. (Submitted on December 16, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad at CSX History. (Submitted on December 16, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. B&O Railroad Museum. (Submitted on December 16, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesRailroads & Streetcars
 
Former B&O Passenger Station - Trackside image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 13, 2012
3. Former B&O Passenger Station - Trackside
Former B&O Passenger Station Tower image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 13, 2012
4. Former B&O Passenger Station Tower
Former B&O Passenger Station - Unrestored Wall Section image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 13, 2012
5. Former B&O Passenger Station - Unrestored Wall Section
Former B&O Passenger Station Waiting Room image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 13, 2012
6. Former B&O Passenger Station Waiting Room
Westbound CSX Freight Passing Former B&O Station image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 13, 2012
7. Westbound CSX Freight Passing Former B&O Station
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 301 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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