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An Enduring Partnership with Rail

Maryland has a unique role in railroad history as home to one of the oldest railroads in the nation – the Baltimore and Ohio. The B&O’s proximity to the Chesapeake Bay gave Baltimore a distinct advantage in comparison to other seaport cities like New York and Boston. Though the B&O is now part of the CSX network, its trackage still gives Baltimore a significant advantage as a major exporting state. Railroads today carry coal and corn from across the country to the Port of Baltimore for export and move imports such as automobiles and iron ore to destinations across America.