Museum Committee Looking for Volunteers

Sep 2, 2021

The Museum Operations Committee (MOC) of the Oakland Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Museum Train Station has an active committee and is looking to grow its volunteer base.

The mission of the Oakland B&O Museum is centered on the education of people of all ages in the rich heritage of the Oakland B&O Train Station and railroad. Guided tours are given to visitors as they walk through the door including the workings of each of the rolling stock (1920 Baldwin 2-8-0 locomotive, coal/water tender, boxcar/library, and caboose featuring its original 1954 design).

The gift shop is fully stocked with clothing, toys, mementos, and railroad memorabilia including dinnerware of by-gone days, making any historian or railroad enthusiast smile with delight.

A $500.00 scholarship program funded through the museum and the Town of Oakland, MD is the newest addition to the services offered through the museum.

Lectures are routinely given by professionals and historians in the railroad industry.

Come, take a walk through yesteryear, listen to the steam engine blow its whistle and watch as the simulated smoke and steam bellows out from this behemoth. Enjoy the occasional CSX coal train, as it moves along the tracks just outside the station, enticing you to pump the air, thereby encouraging the engineers to sound off their thunderous air horns in celebration of your visit.

Give some thought to becoming a member of the B&O Museum volunteers who look forward to presenting to the public an unforgotten time of railroad history.

Currently the museum’s hours are: Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and Sunday from 12:00pm to 3:00 pm.

The public hungers for the museum to be open more. With your help and willingness for interaction, more hours of operation can indeed be opened to the public.