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This collection contains photos and items from the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Centenniary Pageant known as the Fair of the Iron Horse

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Locomotive King George V No. 6000Collection Location: Baltimore County Public Library and Enoch Pratt Free Library.

Collection Overview: This collection contains documents from the Baltimore County Public Library and Enoch Pratt Free Library. Included in the collection are photographs, brochures and postcards.

The Fair of the Iron Horse took place in Halethorpe, Maryland from September 24 to October 8, 1927. The event was held to commemorate the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad’s first one hundred years of service to the public. The massive undertaking was spread over 25 acres along the Old Main Line and was attended by more than 1.25 million people. In addition to stationary exhibitions, it featured a moving pageant each afternoon that dramatized the progress of inland transport during the previous 100 years. Featured in the pageant were Native American Indians, horseback riders, stagecoaches, Conestoga wagons, and the evolution of locomotives including entries from Canada and Great Britain.

 
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