The Oakland B&O Museum is pleased to present the nationally-acclaimed photographer of American railroads Dr. Frederick J. Ripley on their Speaker Series this month. At 7:00 PM on Thursday, June 17, at the Museum at 17 East Liberty Street in Oakland, Ripley will project and speak about some of his images from the famed former B&O “West End” from Cumberland, MD, to Grafton, WV, territory which he has been photographing for 30 years. Included are looks inside many of the interlocking towers, now all closed and most torn down, when still in use, and lots of fascinating images of operations all along this ultra-rugged route set in some of the most striking mountain scenery in the eastern U.S.
Ripley exhibits and speaks widely about railroads and his photographic work, and is particularly known for his colorful and dramatic 20” x 30” framed enlargements, some of which he will have on hand on June 17 in Oakland. For an opportunity to see a complete exhibit of the photographer’s work, 27 of these large pieces, all accompanied by detailed captions and all for sale, are currently on display at the West Virginia Railroad Museum in Elkins, open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through October 30.
Don’t miss this compelling look at a great mountain railroad, held in a wonderful museum inside the route’s most distinctive depot!
7:00 PM on Thursday, June 17
Oakland B&O Museum
17 East Liberty Street
Oakland, MD 21550
Open Wednesdays, Fridays, & Saturdays 10:00 AM-3:00 PM; Sundays 12:00-3:00.
Photography by Dr. Frederick J. Ripley
PO Box 21491
Columbus, OH 43221-0491