“Jack” Snyder Explains The Early B&O Railroad Pt. 2

Joseph P. “Jack” Snyder’s new book: Baltimore and Ohio: The Passenger Trains and Services of America’s First Common-Carrier Railroad, 1827-1971 [Hardcover]

To see/hear the video, Click Here. TRT: 4:14

TRANSCRIPT:
Another form of transportation, which had been inaugurated by George Washington – the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal – which eventually reached Cumberland about five years after the B&O railroad got there.

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“Jack” Snyder and John Brown’s Mistake with the B&O at Harper’s Ferry, Va. 1859

Joseph P. “Jack” Snyder’s new book: Baltimore and Ohio: The Passenger Trains and Services of America’s First Common-Carrier Railroad, 1827-1971 [Hardcover]

To see/hear the video, Click Here. TRT: 4:41

TRANSCRIPT:
The seminal event on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad in 1859 was the raid by abolitionist John Brown on Harper’s Ferry where the federal armory – one of two federal armories the other was in Springfield, Massachusetts – was located.

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“Jack” Snyder On the B&O and Lincoln’s Overlooked Role as the Railroad Visionary

Joseph P. “Jack” Snyder’s new book: Baltimore and Ohio: The Passenger Trains and Services of America’s First Common-Carrier Railroad, 1827-1971 [Hardcover]

To see/hear the video, Click Here. TRT: 4:30

TRANSCRIPT:
During the Civil War, the railroad was the effective lifeline for federal operations between Baltimore and Washington and the Midwest.

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“Jack” Snyder – The B&O Model Was Key to American Prosperity

Joseph P. “Jack” Snyder’s new book: Baltimore and Ohio: The Passenger Trains and Services of America’s First Common-Carrier Railroad, 1827-1971 [Hardcover]

To see/hear the video, Click Here. TRT: 5:18

TRANSCRIPT:
In any case, what happened is that the B&O railroad managed to deal with all its difficulties from raids and from natural disasters.

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