Photographs of a model superconducting maglev train decorated for the holidays at the B&O Railroad Museum

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Northeast Maglev Ushers in the Holidays with the B&O Railroad Museum

Although celebrating the Holidays may look a bit different this year, our team found a way to safely participate in spreading holiday cheer.

Every year, the B&O Railroad Museum welcomes Santa back to town with his arrival aboard a B&O locomotive. This year, in the midst of a pandemic, the B&O Museum opted to continue its holiday tradition by offering a reimaged take on welcoming Mr. Clause to the Museum. A socially distanced and touchless holiday experience for families enabled children to safely tour Santa’s Winter Village, ride aboard the Reindeer Railway, gander at model train layouts and meet Santa himself. 

Members of our team joined the holiday fun, sparking holiday cheer, by providing holiday ornaments to families. Our maglev model train could be seen zooming at over 311 miles per hour (at scale) around the B&O’s roundhouse on its very own winter wonderland themed guideway. The event was a huge success that provided a safe and smart environment for families to welcome the holidays. 

Maybe in the future Santa can catch a ride aboard the Maglev to make his annual appearance at the B&O Railroad Museum!

Plan your visit to the B&O Railroad museum today and be sure to grab your Northeast Maglev holiday ornaments – perfect stocking stuffers!

B&O Railroad Museum

Located among Baltimore City’s historic southwest neighborhoods, at the original site of the historic Mt. Clare Shops, the B&O Railroad Museum is recognized universally as the birthplace of American railroading. It was here within the Museum’s 40-acre campus that Baltimore businessmen, surveyors, and engineers set about building the B&O Railroad in 1829, laying the first commercial long-distance track, building the first passenger station, and inventing America’s unique railroad. 

Today, the Museum houses original and replica locomotives and artifacts that showcase that every aspect of American railroad development and its impact on our society, culture and economy.

Keep an eye out! The B&O Railroad Museum has lots in store to help families safely celebrate the holidays during this time. Make sure to grab your ticket aboard the Reindeer Railway here.

Check out more photos from the event below!

Now more than ever, Northeast Maglev believes that by working together we can do big things for our community. We are looking forward to continuing to partner with community groups throughout the region! Keep track of what we’re up to by following us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.