The Baltimore & Ohio was the first railroad in the world to attempt to cross a mountain range. Fascinated by that effort, Bob Case chose to create the part of the crossing known as the "West End", including some of his favorite scenes between Cumberland, Maryland and Grafton, West Virginia. In order to make these scenes realistic, he has walked or ridden a mountain bicycle to take hundreds of photos. As shown below, it’s now spring in 1948 and you can watch B & O trains battle the mountains.
The Cumberland Hotel and Station was a landmark for over a hundred
years in the city known as the Queen City of the Alleghenies.
Bob Case's Baltimore & Ohio Railroad