Skip
Navigation

On This Day
in West Virginia History...


B&O Train running along Cheat River, near Rowlesburg

On January 1, 1853, the first Baltimore & Ohio train arrived in Wheeling from Baltimore, connecting the Atlantic with the Ohio River.

Learn more:
"The Closing of the Track of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad"
"The Approaching Celebration" (B&O Railroad Opening)
"Celebration of the Opening of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad"
"Celebration of the Opening of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad! - The Reception"
"The Excursion From Baltimore"


On This Day in West Virginia History: January

West Virginia Archives and History