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Silver Spring B&O Railroad Station Open House – Special: Tim’s Gems Mobile Mine invites visitors to sift for gems and fossils during this day.

October 5, 2019 @ 6:00 am - 11:00 am

B&O Station


All On Board! All Ages!

Real Train Spotting, Toy Train Play Set, Permanent Model Train Display, Kid’s Toy Engine to Ride, Videos, including “Next Stop Silver Spring,” Gift Shop, Refreshments. View glowing B&O R.R. Drumhead Medallion!

Experience 1945 when Station was built on its Victorian moorings! See President Harry Truman & Wife Bess on B&O R.R. Train Bidding Farewell to S.S. in 1953 and pose next to Truman cut-out figure. Enjoy Station Agent Bob Davis’s R.R. Photos displayed, commencing when Davis took photos with his Brownie Camera in the 1940s.

Enjoy “Second Glance” by Randy Mays, Washington Post Magazine, 11/22/15, S.S. B&O Station Permanent Model Train Display.

Special opportunity:

Tim’s Gems Mobile Mine is a portable mining flume that offers safe and unique fun — sifting for gems and fossils and panning for gold. Free to B&O station attendees, with everything needed for discovery. Each miner receives a gem chart to help identify your treasures.  See

Co-Hosted by Montgomery Preservation & Silver Spring Historical Society.


October 5, 2019
6:00 am - 11:00 am
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Silver Spring Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Station
8100 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910 United States
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