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Sykesville Afternoon

Join us for an exploration of the railroad attractions of the Town of Sykesville, Maryland, the second horsechanging station on the nascent Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. This local tour will visit three of the town’s railroad oriented attractions, and include lunch at the restored former B&O Station.

 
Our tour begins with a gathering at the Sykesville’s Gatehouse Museum at 11:00AM, where the curator will lead a special tour of railroad items on display. From there, we’ll proceed to downtown Sykesville.
 
Lunch is the first stop at Baldwin’s Station Restaurant. A delicious three course lunch,consisting of a seasonal field greens salad, sage and mozzerella stuffed breast of chicken entree and chocolate flourless cake dessert, will be served in the beautifully restored station to all tour participants. The 1883 station is one of several designed by architect E. Francis Baldwin for the B&O, and is adjacent to the Old Main Line now operated by CSXT. Perhaps we’ll even get to see a train go by.
 
After lunch, we’ll stroll over to the former B&P Tower for a tour. This tower was originally located just south of Baltimore’s Penn Station and operated there from 1910 to 1988; the Town purchased and reconstructed it here in 2000 as the Old Main Line Visitor’s Center and Post Office.
 
We’ll also visit the Sykesville and Patapsco Railway’s model railroads, which are housed aboard a 1910 Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Pullman-built chair car and a B&O Caboose. The S&P is presently home to G, O, HO and N scale model railroads.
 
FARES:
Includes Sykesville Gatehouse Museum, B&P Tower and Sykesville & Patapsco Model Railway tours
and
three-course lunch at Baldwin Station Restaurant
 
Chapter Members: $32
Nonmembers: $39
 
TICKET ORDERS MUST BE RECEIVED BY March 5, 2010.
ORDERS RECEIVED AFTER TH AT DATE WILL BE RETURNED
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CONDITIONS:
1. No refund or credit of purchased tickets after January 1, 2010, other than by operator’s cancellation of the trip or reselling of the space. Reservations are not transferable and may not be resold without the consent of the operator.
2. This tour includes walking tours of historic properties and railroad equipment. Tour participants must be able to walk moderate distances over and to negotiate stairs without assistance.
3. Transportation to Sykesville, MD and between the sites is not included; participants must provide their own transportation to/from Sykesville, MD and between the Museum, and the downtown sites. Driving directions and parking instructions will be provided.
4 A $35 fee will be assessed for checks returned for insufficient funds.
 
For information, call 610-429-5858 or e-mail dover.agent@dcnrhs.org.
 
SYKESVILLE AFTERNOON— March 13, 2010
 
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