Built in 1856, the William Mason has been carefully restored by the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore, and is used during their ‘Steam Days’ program to demonstrate the awesome power of the locomotive. The William Mason is one of several pieces of Civil War era locomotives and rolling stock the museum houses.
The “William Mason” has been featured in many motion pictures, such as “The Swan,” “The Great Locomotive Chase” (1956), “Raintree County” (1957), “Wild, Wild West” (1998), “Tuck Everlasting” (2002), and “Gods and Generals” (2003).
Apothecary items, B&O Railroad Station Museum: Ellicott City Station. The oldest surviving railroad station in America, built 1830. Guarded by the 138th Penn. and the Patapsco Guards during the Civil War, when the town was called Ellicott’s Mills. Temporary Hdqtrs of General Lew Wallace, July 1864 after the retreat from the battle of Monocacy.