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Charter & 3 stages of rail transportation
Date Issued: 1952-02-28
Postage Value: 3 cents

Commemorative issue
B&O Railroad 125th anniversary
Charter & 3 stages of rail transportation

Merchants in Baltimore, MD, chartered the Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) Railroad in 1827, with the hope of increasing their share of the trade with western states. The railroad began operating in 1830. After 1850, railroad construction was booming, particularly in the states from Ohio westward. Many of the new lines in these states were extensions of eastern lines such as the B&O.

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