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Model of the Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) "Pioneer" from 1829-1830. The Pioneer was an early horse-drawn railcar and the first passenger service car in the western hemisphere. The railroad line ran from the B&O start point in Mt. Clare, Baltimore, to Ellicott Mills (now Ellicott City). This model was made by Henry W. Miles (1857-1936), a lifelong painter and cabinetmaker. In addition to his career as a streetcar painter for the United Railways and Electric Co., he handmade more than twenty transportation models between 1875 and 1933.




Wood, paint, metal

Object ID

BCLM-1993.30.375 a-c

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Credit Line

Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, Gift of William F. Miles, in memory of his father, Henry W. Miles

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture


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