Guide to the Centennial of the Joining of the Eastern and Western Parts of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Track as a Continuous Railroad Papers, 1952

Summary Information

Title: Centennial of the Joining of the Eastern and Western Parts of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Track as a Continuous Railroad Papers, 1952
Collection: AC.304
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Abstract:

The Centennial of the Joining of the Eastern and Western Parts of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Track as a Continuous Railroad contains a flyer advertisement and three newspaper articles about the joining of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad track, all dated December 1952. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad track ran continuously from Baltimore, Maryland to Wheeling, West Virginia.

Creator: unknown

Biographical/Historical Note

Chartered in 1827, Baltimore and Ohio Railway was one of the first large scale railroads built and merged into Chesapeake and Ohio in 1964.

Scope and Contents

The four items in this collection convey information of the 1952 Centennial celebration of the joining of the two parts, the eastern and the western, of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Track. The articles are from the Moundsville, West Virginia newspaper, Moundsville Echo, dated December 23-27, 1952.

Arrangement

This collection is filed chronologically.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

The W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection purchased this collection from Bookworm and Silverfish in April, 2006. The accession number is AC.2006.020. It was opened to the public in April, 2006.

Processing Information

Processed by Kathryn Staley, April, 2006; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, April, 2006; Revised processing by Anita Elliott, July 2013. This collection was reprocessed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.304: Centennial of the Joining of the Eastern and Western Parts of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Track as a Continuous Railroad, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

  ACSC_Box Folder

Article, "No Celebration Tomorrow for Centennial of Final Spike in B and O at Rosbys Rock" Moundsville Daily Record, December 23, 1952 

9 7

Article, "Observed Hundredth Anniversary." [with photograph],Moundsville Daily Echo, December 26, 1952 

9 7

Article, "Arrival of B and O Picture Stirs Adolph Daniel's Memories of Family Tradition of Track Closing", Moundsville Daily Echo, December 27, 1952 

9 7

Reprinted Centennial Article from Dec. 23, 1952 Moundsville (West Virginia) Daily Echo, advertising Event at Rosbys Rock, West Virginia, December 24, 1952 

9 7