Baltimore & Ohio RR, Bloomington Viaduct

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B & O Tray Run Viaduct , Circa 1907
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Crossing the Potomac River at sunset Eastbound
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Right hand, south facing view of this particular model

Bloomington Viaduct,Circa 1853' 
Model BV-3-2-HO

The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, from inception, embraced the concept of building a railroad for the ages. Both the Carrollton, circa 1830' & Thomas Viaducts, circa 1835' were built of stone. to endure! Build this house of rock and it shall stand!

The Bloomington viaduct, circa 1853', was a foundational block in the B & O railroad "West End" expansion into the Ohio River Valley.

The "West End" Line, diverged from the exisitng mainline at Cumberland, MD and headed due West tapping into the forest products market and opening up the rich coal fields of WVA.

In addition, this line provided a crucial artery for commerce in the region providing Ohio River crossings at Wheeling, WVA and Parkersburg, WVA. This action countered B & O RR arch rival Pennsylvania railroads expansion into the Ohio river valley at Steubenville, Ohio.
 

Looking up, Northward from the Potomac River basin
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Left side, facing North, of this particular model

Dusk is falling on one of B & O's many Limiteds
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Outstanding individual "Stone by stone" process is unique

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Bloomington Viaduct model with Decorative Plate
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Last step add the felt to base and pack for shipment

Prototype, Located on CSX, former B & O "West end" mainline at Bloomington, MD. Mainline line crosses the Potomac River at this point and begins the climb up the famous Seventeen (17) Mile Grade.  The line straddels the North side of Big Savage Mountain gaining elevation through Hitchcock Tunnel and cresting the grade at Altamont, WVA.

Bloomington Viaduct - B & O Railroad West End
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Mainline crossing Potomac River from MD to WVA

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