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Published Sources

Dilts, James D.. The Great Road: The Building of the Baltimore and Ohio, the Nation’s First Railroad, 1828-1853. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1993.

Finch, Marianne. An Englishwoman’s Experience in America. London: R. Bentley, 1853.

Gordon, Sarah H.. Passage to Union: How Railroads Transformed American Life, 1829-1929. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 1997.

Harwood, Herbert H. Jr.. Impossible Challenge II: Baltimore to Washington and Harpers Ferry from 1828 to 1994. Baltimore, MD: Barnard, Roberts, and Co., Inc., 1994.

Mencken, August. The Railroad Passenger Car: An Illustrated History of the First Hundred Years with Accounts by Contemporary Passengers. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1957.

Shackelford, Dave. Two Centuries on Main Street: An Interpretive Manual for the Ellicott City

B&O Railroad Station Museum. Ellicott City, MD: Historic Ellicott City, Inc. 1999. 

Stover, John F.. History of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press, 1987. 

Ward, James A.. Railroads and the Character of America, 1820-1887. Knoxville, TN: The University of Tennessee Press, 1986.

White, John H. Jr.. The American Passenger Car. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1978.



“American Notes: Traveling in America, 1750-1929.” American Memory Project, Library of Congress. https://memory.loc.gov/ammem/lhtnhtml/lhtnhome.html

“Railroad Maps, 1828-1900.” American Memory Project, Library of Congress. https://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/rrhtml/rrhome.html

“The First American West: The Ohio River Valley, 1750-1820.” American Memory Project, Library of Congress. https://memory.loc.gov/ammem/award99/icuhtml/fawhome.html


Museums and Historic Sites
B&O Railroad Museum, www.borail.org
B&O Railroad Museum: Ellicott City Station. www.ecborail.org
National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. https://americanhistory.si.edu/
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