Main Line Electrification of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) 1895

Main Line Electrification of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) 1895 (HM2I9V)

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N 39° 17.126', W 76° 37.997'

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IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing

On 27 June 1895, at the nearby Howard Street Tunnel, the B&O demonstrated the first electrified main line railroad, and commercial operation began four days later. The electrification involved designing, engineering, and constructing electric locomotives far more powerful than any then existing and creating innovative electric power generation and distribution facilities. This pioneering achievement became a prototype for later main line railroad electrification.
HM NumberHM2I9V
Series This marker is part of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) series
Year Placed2012
Placed ByInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
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Date Added Saturday, June 29th, 2019 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 359137 N 4349723
Decimal Degrees39.28543333, -76.63328333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 17.126', W 76° 37.997'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 17' 7.5600000000001" N, 76° 37' 59.82" W
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