Mainly clear. Low 53F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph..
Mainly clear. Low 53F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Updated: September 20, 2022 @ 4:26 pm
Travelers will be able to ride the trolley for round trips between Oakland and Mountain Lake Park on Saturday, Aug. 20.
The Oakland B&O Museum will be hosting a volunteer open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 20.
Robert Franzen will be featured in the Summer Speaker Series at the Oakland B&O Museum. The event will be held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 1.

OAKLAND — The B&O Museum will host a pair of events over the course of the next couple of weeks.
Starting on Saturday, Aug. 20, trolley tours will be featured during the B&O Museum Open House event in Oakland.
Later, the Summer Speaker Series at the Oakland B&O Museum will continue with its third event of the summer, featuring Robert Franzen at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1.
Trolley tours available during B&O Museum Open House on Aug. 20
Residents and visitors to Garrett County can experience a unique time-travel adventure.
Beginning at the Historic Center in downtown Oakland, people can explore three outstanding museums — the Oakland B&O Museum, the Garrett County Historical Society Transportation Museum and the Garrett County History Museum.
Travelers will be able to ride the trolley for round trips between Oakland and Mountain Lake Park on Saturday, Aug. 20.
Starting at 11 a.m., attendees can also board the Mountain Lake Park Trolley for a narrated trip to historic Mountain Lake Park. The trolley tour to the mountaintop community will provide riders with a glimpse of former glory days. The destination will be the Mountain Lake Park Historical Association Museum.
The museum’s collection is housed in the original Historic Ticket Office, allowing passengers to browse curated photos and artifacts representing the town’s heyday as a top-rated summer vacation resort first established in 1881. There will be time to enjoy a sundae provided by Devlers Ice Cream before re-boarding and returning to the Historic Center in Oakland. (The second scheduled departure for this inaugural trolley trip will be at 1 p.m.)
The Oakland B&O Museum will be hosting a volunteer open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and guests are encouraged to stop by for a chat with local historian celebrities while at the Garrett County Historical Society Deer Park porch that faces the gazebo.
The Oakland B&O Museum will be hosting a volunteer open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 20.
This celebration of Garrett County’s history is free to attend. Trolley seating is limited to the first 30 riders, with only two round trips scheduled for the day.
This event is sponsored by Devlers Ice Cream, the Town of Oakland, the Town of Mountain Lake Park, the Garrett County Historical Society, the Mountain Lake Park Historical Association, and the Oakland B & O Museum.
Those looking for more information can also visit the website https://www.victorianchautauqua.com/blog/time-travel-trolley-tours .
Robert Franzen to speak in Summer Speaker Series Sept. 1
Robert Franzen and his wife Celeste are owners of the Eagle Canon Passenger Car Company, dba Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad in Romney, W.Va.. Robert Franzen, the president, and Celeste Franzen, the vice president, purchased the Potomac Eagle in March of 2019 and have operated the tourist railroad for three and-a-half seasons, including during pandemic in 2020.
Robert Franzen will be featured in the Summer Speaker Series at the Oakland B&O Museum. The event will be held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 1.
The Potomac Eagle operates over 52 miles of track and runs excursion trains May through mid-November and North Pole Express trains in late November and December.
Robert Franzen is also president and owner of Steam Services of America, which has been in business since 2001 specializing in project management, consulting, rebuilding, maintaining and operating historic railroad equipment for the tourist railroad industry, railroad museums and mainline steam operations.
Robert Franzen has been in the railroad industry for nearly 40 years, working at the Grand Canyon Railway from 1989 through 2004 as chief mechanical officer, managing the operations, rebuild and maintenance of the diesel and steam engines, passenger car fleet and overseeing a workforce of 55-plus employees.
At the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad as vice president and general manager in 2004 and 2005, Robert Franzen managed the overall operations of the freight and tourist railroad, which has $12 million in gross revenues and over 120 employees.
Earlier in his career, he started out working for General Electric in Greenville, S.C., building gas turbines, and then he worked for Teledyne in Gainesville, Ga., building cruise missile engines.
Robert Franzen received his degrees from Clemson University and Greenville Technical College in mechanical engineering technology. He is a voting member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineer’s, the National Board Inspection Code and the Engineering Standard Committee — all for steam locomotive boilers.
Robert Franzen is also a certified locomotive engineer and regularly runs steam locomotives pulling trains with 500 passengers on board on main lines at over 40 mph.

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