The B&O Railroad Museum is a museum in Gaithersburg, Maryland, dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O). The museum is located on the original site of the B&O Railroad's main line, which ran from Baltimore to the Ohio River. The museum features a wide variety of exhibits and displays, including historic locomotives and railcars, interactive exhibits, and a working model railroad. The museum also offers a variety of educational programs and events, including train rides, workshops, and special exhibits. The B&O Railroad Museum is a popular destination for families and rail enthusiasts, and is considered one of the premier railroad museums in the United States.
A previous contractor replaced the water diverter flashing that was installed around the perimeter of the train station and the back side of the museum. Unfortunately, the water diverter was installed incorrectly, causing leaks which damaged the tongue and groove soffit.
The Durable Slate Company was hired to remove the slate above the water diverter, install a new wood curb as well as replace the newly installed water diverter using copper and lead free solder. The existing wood soffit had lead based paint on it which required lead abatement.
Both the train station and the museum stayed active during the entire project which required special care and attention. The lead abatement had to be contained, a barrier had to placed around the perimeter of each building which properly directed pedestrians to a designated entrance.
While the project was underway, we were additionally contracted to replace the chimney's valley and wall flashings using copper.
Learn more about the museum and the history of Gaithersburg by visiting the official website.