“The Ghosts of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad”

John Cowgill: Stories of the Railroad

A family lives in a rowhouse in the southwest section of the city of Baltimore in the U.S. state of Maryland. The father wakes up. He eats breakfast with the family. He kisses his wife. He goes to work at the Mount Clare shops to work to build the locomotives and the rolling stock for the railroad that has come to town. Another worker works to maintain a passenger car.

The passenger train has pulled up to the platform. Passengers board the train. They are on their way to a small mill town of Ellicott Mills.

People board the train. A man reads the paper. Another man looks out the window. A woman takes her shoe off to rub her aching foot.

These are the stories of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The railroad itself may no longer be running on the rails, but this spirit of the railroad goes…

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