Breadcrumb Home Message Board Baltimore to Chicago Subject Baltimore to Chicago Posted In Posted to Message board on August 10, 2007 by Robert Houser. Description My Greatgrandfather and his family came to Baltimore in 1872 then on to Chicage, how would they of traveled to Chicago? Contact Comments Comments In reply to My ancestors came over in by jan.esenwein Re: Baltimore to Chicago Comment by Anonymous (not verified) on September 17, 2007 at 9:21pm Many times the ship companies arranged for a train passage for passengers as part of a combined ticket package. It is likely they traveled to Chicago by train. In Baltimore harbor, there was a train station right where the ships docked. In reply to My ancestors came over in by jan.esenwein Re: Baltimore to Chicago Comment by Anonymous (not verified) on September 28, 2007 at 8:29am Probably B&O Railroad. Tracks went right out onto the piers at Locust Point where the ships pulled in. Many people purchased combined tickets in Europe from the agents who traveled around looking for customers.