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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad

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  1. (B&O) was one of the oldest railroads in the United States and the first common carrier railroad

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  2. At first this railroad was located entirely in the state of Maryland with an original line from the port of Baltimore, Maryland, west to Sandy Hook

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  3. At this point to continue westward, it had to cross into Virginia (now West Virginia) over the Potomac River, adjacent to the fork of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers

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  4. From there it passed through Virginia from Harpers Ferry to a point just west of the junction of Patterson Creek and the North Branch Potomac River where it crossed back into Maryland to reach Cumberland, Maryland

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  5. From there it was extended to the Ohio River at Wheeling and a few years later also to Parkersburg, West Virginia

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