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Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, The – Level

Pattern Category: Places

Series: Shell Border, Circular Center

Object Type: Dinner and Dessert Wares


  • Diameter: 10.0 inches


This plate shows the level version of this view. The source of this view is an engraving of Hetton Railroad, England,  first published in The American Traveller Broadside, Boston in 1826 and subsequently reproduced in Dunbar's History of Travel in America.   The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad was built to transport freight and transport over the Allegheny Mountains. It was begun in 1828, but not until June 1831 was a practical steam locomotive built and perfected by Phineas Davis of York, Pennsylvania.