Only in Maryland: B&O Railroad Chartered by the State of Maryland

On February 28, 1827, Chapter 123 of the 1826 Session Laws of Maryland passed a law enabling the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad to be chartered as the first U.S. railway for commercial transport of passengers and freight. In addition, it was the first intercity railroad in the United States. Stakeholders in the B&O had hoped … Continue reading Only in Maryland: B&O Railroad Chartered by the State of Maryland