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Silver Spring B&O Railroad Station Open House
March 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pmFree
All Aboard! Enjoy Viewing the Glowing B&O R.R. “Drumhead”! & Real Train Spotting, Toy Train Play Set, Permanent Model Train Display, Kid’s Toy Engine to Ride, Videos, including “Next Stop Silver Spring,” Gift Shop, Refreshments. Join in All Ages!
This glowing Capitol Limited “drumhead” was originally on Steam-Powered trains and manufactured at the B&O R.R.’s Mt. Clare shops in Baltimore. Drumheads were electrically wired to illuminate the emblem at night. Because of their shape, they came to be known as drumheads. These moveable medallions were always located on the last car, often a lounge or observation car. This drumhead made many stops at the S.S. Station during the Capitol Limited daily runs between Baltimore, Wash., & Chicago. Photograph by Jerry A. McCoy, SSHS. Details from description by John Sery, MPI.
Hosted by Montgomery Preservation Inc & Silver Spring Historical Society