Do Trains Dance and Sing like in ‘Starlight Express’? Find out at the B&O Railroad Open House

Sat 5/13 @ 11 AM-4 PM

Think now — when was the last time thug railroad employees beat up a passenger if the car was overbooked? Or cut back on legroom? How about getting away from those airliners and back to a more elegant travel mode from a more civilized time?

The Midwest Railway Preservation Society, around since 1955, has been collecting, fixing and maintaining old locomotives at a rare, preserved B & O roundhouse. In this spring open house, guided 60- to 90-minute visitor tours take up the day, with the last expedition at 3pm. A train with a passenger car makes a run every half-hour.

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids age 3-12. Little engineers under 3 are free.

Remember, this is an authentic railyard, not a Disney mockup. Patrons are advised to dress for rough terrain (no open-toed shoes or sandals if you can avoid it!) and the outdoors, and the site is not handicapped-accessible.

[Written by Charles Cassady]

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