Baltimore Ohio Railway

Baltimore Ohio Railway
Baltimore Ohio Railway

To compete with the commercial explosion in New York after the construction of the Erie Canal, the leaders of the port of Baltimore, proposed to build a 600km railway line connected to the Ohio River in Wheeling, West Virginia.

In 1827 the Baltimore & Ohio Railway became the first American company to sign a first to transport both passengers and freight, as well as the first American railway company to use steam locomotives to transport both freight and passengers.

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