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Main Line Electrification of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) 1895

IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, June 29, 2019
1. Main Line Electrification of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) 1895 Marker
Inscription.  On 27 June 1895, at the nearby Howard Street Tunnel, the B&O demonstrated the first electrified main line railroad, and commercial operation began four days later. The electrification involved designing, engineering, and constructing electric locomotives far more powerful than any then existing and creating innovative electric power generation and distribution facilities. This pioneering achievement became a prototype for later main line railroad electrification.
 
Erected 2012 by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) marker series.
 
Location. 39° 17.126′ N, 76° 37.997′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker can be reached from West Pratt Street east of South Schroeder Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 901 West Pratt Street, Baltimore MD 21223, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. B&O Railroad Museum (here, next to this marker); CSX Corporation (here, next
Main Line Electrification of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) 1895 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, June 29, 2019
2. Main Line Electrification of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) 1895 Marker
to this marker); Working for the Railroad: Women (a few steps from this marker); B&O No. 908 (within shouting distance of this marker); First Commercial Railroad Right-of-Way in America (within shouting distance of this marker); Luther G. Smith (within shouting distance of this marker); Camp Carroll (within shouting distance of this marker); Working for the Railroad: African Americans (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 29, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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