The Baltimore Society of Model Engineers Train Display, Baltimore, Maryland

John Cowgill: Stories of the Railroad


Baltimore, Maryland is a city that was the birthplace of America’s national anthem.  The first Catholic cathedral in America is located here.  It is where railroading in America began.  It is a city with many great historic sites and museums.  With all these great sites, it easily overshadows another place that is a few blocks from the Inner Harbor on Saratoga Street.  It is in this upper room where you will find a few model train displays operated by the Baltimore Society of Model Engineers.


The Baltimore Society of Model Engineers opens their doors to the public very second Sunday of the month (except in May) where they have two large displays (HO and O) plus a few smaller ones.  They depict scenes from the urban city to the rural areas, and they have steam trains, diesel trains, passenger trains, freight trains and even trolleys and streetcars all operated by…

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