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ABERDEEN - B&O depot
ex B&O depot of Frank Furness design, as is the Riderwood NC Station.
ABERDEEN - Amtrak/MARC station
ex Pennsy depot, looks like it's maybe from the 30's.... have to do some digging....
BALTIMORE - Mt Royal Station
ex B&O station, located on Mt. Royal Ave, and is easily accessible via the Mt. Royal Light Rail stop. It has been occupied by the Maryland Art Institute for just about ever.
BALTIMORE - Camden Station
B&O's great Camden station, on Howard St at the end of i395. The "new" station adjacent to this great structure is used as the northern terminus for MARC on the (what else) Camden line.
BALTIMORE - Lake Ave
ex M&Pa station on Lake Ave, between Charles St and Falls Rd
BALTIMORE - Mt Vernon Station
ex NC and PRR station. Hemmed in by i83 and the light rail, this shot was taken from the 29th street bridge (the westbound bridge for 28th street). You can see the roofline as you drive up (north) i83, just after you go under the 28th street bridges. Thanks to Mike Watnoski for pointing this one out, I forgot all about it!
BALTIMORE - Penn Station
Baltimore's premier railroad station, with an extensive remodeling project finished about 10 years ago by Amtrak. Originally used by the Pennsy, then Penn Central, it now services Amtrak, MARC (Penn line), and the Light Rail.
BALTIMORE - President St Station
ex BP&W/NC depot at the end of President, just east of the downtown area, south of Pratt St. It now houses a Civil War Museum.
BALTIMORE - West Baltimore
A MARC commuter stop on the Penn line to DC and a little variety of what you will see about every five minutes during the rush hours.... missing, some Amtrak stuff... I was a little too busy with two cameras.
ex NC and PRR, at Falls Rd and Hillside Rd (near where i83 ends above the Beltway). It's now a private home, and is owned by the fellow who owns the pub across the street.
ex B&O depot now used for MARC.
Click here for my Brunswick railfan guide page.
Brand new station built by Maryland for MARC commuter service (maybe 1998?). Great view of northbound CPL's at the south end of the stations platforms! Conveniently located off MD Rt 100, between US 1 (and i95) and the Baltimore Washington Parkway with its own exit... however, you can't access any of the local roads from the parking lot or exit.
ex B&O depot now houses a museum that is part of the B&O Transportation Museum. Just off Frederick Rd in Ellicott City where CSX goes over.
FREDERICK / MONOCACY
A new station for MARC, slightly east of Frederick, right off of i70. The commuter trains tie up here overnight and on weekends.
ex B&O depot - houses a small sandwich and sub shop. A number of pieces of rolling stock and a Buffalo Creek steam engine sit off to the right. MARC stops here.
ex Western Maryland depot. It currently houses the Glyndon post office. Emory Grove tower was just north of here.
Another plain MARC commuter stop on the Penn line to DC. It has a nice crossover, where you can get some elevated shots.
An ex Western Maryland depot in the town where DeWalt used to make it's tools, recently remodeled. Located off MD Rt 30, about 12 miles north of the end of i795.
ex B&O depot, it now services MARC..... off Main and 1st Sts.
The Maple Ave depot formerly used by the Baltimore and Annapolis, and housed their offices up till the time the MTA took over the rails and ended freight service.
An ex Pennsy station now a private home, located just off Seminary Ave adjacent to the Light Rail tracks.
Click here for my railfan guide to Mt. Airy... Pictures coming soon.
ex NC and PRR. One of five surviving Northern Central / PRR stations. It has been remodeled very nicely and is used as the headquarters (and rest stop) on the Northern Central hikey-bikey trail
ex Pennsy station. It now services MARC at it northern most point. MARC did a very nice job "fixin the place up".It also houses a small NRHS museum and layout at the far end, in addition to the ticket office. This is a great spot to watch and take pictures of trains from, and a lot of railfans will come up here around 10pm to watch the NS freights come off the Harrisburg line. MARC is doing a feasibility study on extending service to Wilmington.
POINT of ROCKS
A much photographed ex B&O depot that now services MARC - I missed the CPL's that used to be here :-(
Click here for my Point of Rocks page.
Another Frank Furness design, formerly used for the Northern Central and the Pennsy. Used till 1964 and then sold and became a private home for the station agent that used to work the station. The widow sold it 2000, but not before I got it on the Baltimore County historical list, which pissed off the realtor, the owner, and the prospective developer who wanted tear it down and put five houses on the acre and a half. She sold it for $250K, and it sold in mid 2008 for $650K.
ex B&O depot. Currently houses law offices. The current MARC station is about a quarter of a mile west (to the left) of here, along with a Metro station. On MARC's Brunswick line.
Located on the site of the old B&O commuter stop, the old station was torn down sometime in the late 70's (I think), I would come over here to study in between classes back in the late 60's, early 70's. Typical of MARC's plain stations. As can be seen, this is a popular spot with railfans on Saturday mornings. On MARC's Camden line to DC.
An ex B&O depot located in a very historic town. B&P tower also resides here after being "moved" from Penn Station and rebuilt here.
An ex WM depot serves as home to the Western Maryland Historical Society. They have a fair number of signals for a small museum, and outside they have a WM semaphore on a full height mast.
The HQ for the Maryland Midland RR is across the street, as well as their yard.
Small depot for the operations of the Walkersville Southern RR, a very shortline excursion railroad north of Frederick.
Last Changed: 10-Apr-2010