Thursday, July 22, 2010

Acquisition - Silver Spring Society of Model Engineers B&O RR Station Arch. Drawing

The Silver Spring Historical Society recently received this reproduction of an architectural drawing of the 1945 Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Station, located at 8100 Georgia Avenue.

Donated by Mr. Frederick Dorsey, the 17 1/2" x 23 1/4" copy was drawn by C. F. Wilding in September 1950 for the Silver Spring Society of Model Engineers.  The scale is 3.5mm = 1'0" "Full Size for HO Gauge."  The location of the original rendering is unknown.

Nothing is known about the Silver Spring Society of Model Engineers, Mr. Wilding, or for what purpose this copy was created.  It could have possibly been a souvenir of the station for the members of this society.

If anyone has additional information, please post it to the comments section.  Thank you.


Anonymous said...

Charles Francis Wilding lived in his family's Hillandale on Greenacres Drive for many,many years until his death in 1998. He was an avid toy and train collector. See his obit in the Aug 6 1998 Washington Post.

He has children and grandchildren in the area, but I believe that his wonderful toy and train collection was auctioned off a number of years ago.

Anonymous said...

for a better look at Charles see: