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Monday, November 23, 2009

Lionel O Scale Electric Train Set - B&O - Just In Time For Christmas!

Product Features

This classic Lionel O-Gauge electric train set is heirloom quality and comes in an easy-to-repack storage box with over 30 pieces in all
Features a die-cast metal 4-4-2 locomotive with operating headlight and puffing smoke
Includes a vintage Lionel Lines boxcar, a gondola with cable reels, a classic red caboose, a short extension bridge and 10 telephone poles
Comes with a 40x60" oval of FasTrack and a bonus Sentinel boxcar
PowerMax Transformer controls forward, neutral and reverse operation
Manufacturer's Suggested Age: 8 Years and Up
Collector Item: Toy Collectible
Dimensions: Length: 40.0 "; Width: 60.0 "
Scale: O Scale

The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (reporting marks B&O, BO) was one of the oldest railroads in the United States and the first common carrier railroad. It came into being mostly because the city of Baltimore wanted to compete with the newly constructed Erie Canal (which served New York City) and another canal being proposed by Pennsylvania, which would have connected Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. At first this railroad was located entirely in the state of Maryland with an original line from the port of Baltimore west to Sandy Hook. At this point to continue westward, it had to cross into Virginia (now West Virginia) over the Potomac River, adjacent to the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers. 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. 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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