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Oakland in Garrett County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

1955 B&O Railroad Caboose

 
 
1955 B&O Railroad Caboose Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 17, 2020
1. 1955 B&O Railroad Caboose Marker
Inscription.  This 1955 B&O Railroad Caboose was donated to the Town of Oakland by the B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore, Md. In 2013/2014 it was fully restored, inside and out, by Alexander Jacob Savopoulos, a member of Boy Scout Troop #22, as his Eagle Scout project. "A.J." worked diligently on the project for many months, with advice from various sources, including the B&O Railroad Museum, and with the occasional assistance from his companions and interested adults. Lead paint remediation services were provided, free of charge, by NCM Corporation, Baltimore, MD. The Oakland B&O Museum is grateful to A.J. Savopoulos for his excellent contribution to the preservation of our B&O railroad heritage. "A.J." received his Eagle Scout award on March 28, 2015.
 
Erected by Garrett County Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) 🚂 series list.
 
Location.
1955 B&O Railroad Caboose Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 17, 2020
2. 1955 B&O Railroad Caboose Marker
39° 24.602′ N, 79° 24.533′ W. Marker is in Oakland, Maryland, in Garrett County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Liberty Street and South 1st Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 117 East Liberty St, Oakland MD 21550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Our Benefactors (a few steps from this marker); 1884 Oakland Train Station (a few steps from this marker); 1920 Baldwin Steam Locomotive (a few steps from this marker); Gettysburg Campaign (a few steps from this marker); Oakland (within shouting distance of this marker); Railroad Street (within shouting distance of this marker); The Glades Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); 1938 McCormick-Deering Farmall F14 & 1942 John Deere (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oakland.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 62 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 18, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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