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Visual Evidence

Image 3: Early Railroad Passenger Cars


These reproduction railroad passenger cars are similar to some of the first cars ever used by the B&O Railroad when it began operating in the 1830s. They are on display at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore.

Questions for Image 3:
  1. What do these passenger cars look like and why do you think they look the way they do?

  2. How is this design different from railroad passenger cars that you see today?

  3. What are the drawbacks to this passenger car design?

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