- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 10, 2004

The newly renovated Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum, a full affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, will be open and ready for visitors this Saturday. A Grand Reopening Celebration will take place Memorial Day weekend of 2005.

In the meantime, get ready for the Holiday Festival of Trains, opening Nov. 26 and running through Jan. 2. It’s the museum’s most popular event every year, with one of the largest assortments of operating toy train layouts in the region.

This year at the festival, in addition to the museum’s permanent HO and G-scale train layouts, the museum will showcase layouts by the Baltimore Area NTrak (Bantrak) N Scale Modular Railroad Club, the Mason-Dixon Large Scale Railroad Society, the Western Maryland Historical Society HO Scale, the National Capital Trackers and others.

WHAT: The B&O; Railroad Museum

WHERE: 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed major holidays.

TICKETS: $14 adults, $10 seniors 60 and older, $8 children 2 to 12. Buy online or by calling 410/752-2490, or buy at the museum.

INFORMATION: 410/752-2490 or www.borail.org

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