Baltimore, Maryland: Train Safety Challenge

A memorable touch screen kiosk in the B and O Railroad Museum. Apparently, railroads are safe, but other modes of transportation -- not so much.

B & O Railroad Museum

901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, MD
B & O Railroad Museum. On the south side of W. Pratt St. just west of I-395 and Camden Yards. Parking lot is around the corner on S. Arlington Ave.
Adults $20.
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Train Safety Challenge

A visit to the B&O Railroad Museum is a lot like you'd expect (like an HO model train set with bleachers to sit and watch), and not worth the price of admission. But if you get trapped there by some uncle (the one who wears an engineer's cap to Thanksgiving dinner), make sure you take the "Train Safety Challenge." Located at a touch screen kiosk, it makes the case that other modes of transportation are death-traps. Compared with rail travel, says a happy cartoon engineer giving the 'thumbs up' sign, ten times as many people die in air crashes and three times as many die in bus accidents. There are more fatalities in two days on the nation's highways than in 15 years on the rails. And, if there is an rail mishap, "90% of the time it is the fault of motorists or trespassers."

[Business Trip Mike, 05/11/1999]

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