B&O Washington Travel Guide

This booklet is dated 1951, but the B&O had issued similar booklets many times in the past. One is mentioned in the railroad’s 1933 Century of Progress booklet.

Click image to download a 15.7-MB PDF of this booklet.

This particular edition is 56 pages with a center fold-out map. To make the pages appear correctly in side-by-side view, I’ve added a dummy page after the map; this page doesn’t really appear in the booklet.


B&O Washington Travel Guide — 1 Comment

  1. And not a word about don’t go to this part of Washington or you might get mugged and killed. I first went to DC with my parents and grandparents when I was 10, so that would have been 1956. No metal detectors, no police with automatic weapons, no concrete barriers in every drive to a government building. I don’t even remember seeing a police officer in the four days we were there. We even got a tour through the White House, and we saw Mamie coming in through the back door, She even waved. The other thing I remember was we went there in August, and it was unbelievably hot. Our hotel, at least in the rooms my parents could afford, didn’t have A/C. It did have ice down the hall and a fan. In a couple minutes I had rigged up my own air conditioner and, I swear, if you sat right in front of it, you did feel cooler. 🙂
    Regards, Jim

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