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Todd's Railfan Guide to
MARC COMMUTER RAIL
the Camden Line
The Camden Line runs from Camden Station in Baltimore to Union Station in Washington D.C.
This MARC line runs oCSX's line between Baltimore and DC.
MARC service is Monday through Friday only, plan your railfanning accordingly. Weekend service is only provided on the Penn Line between Baltimore and DC.
MTA Photo Policy
After having a conversation with Mr. Terry Owens of the
MTA back in March of 2011, and informed him that there was no formal
photography policy on the MTA's website, they finally posted one. A
Snag of it is below, and for more information
regarding the MTA's photo policy, check out:
A decent chase map is in the works........
St Denis is smack in the middle of so many historically significant things in Baltimore.....
When I first started going to a local community college back in late 1969, there used to be a real station here. I would spend my breaks in between classes here to watch trains. Wish I had taken pictures of the station! :-( Still looking for a good picture of it.....
St Denis, AKA, Relay, is also known for a couple of other things, one being Thomas Viaduct, the oldest stone arch viaduct still in use. The other is Relay House hotel, which was torn down a long long time ago. There also used to be a Relay on the Northern Central, also with a hotel, but they eventually changed the name to Hollins to avoid confusion in the pre zip code world of the Post Office. It is also the split between the Old Main Line and the Metropolitan Divisions of the B&O, or CSX. Last, but not least, the last two "embellished" mile markers on the B&O that I knew about, were about a half mile west of here. They sadly disappeared maybe 10 years ago, and it is my guess that they are sitting in some managers back yard :-)
Thomas Viaduct from River Rd, the entrance to Patapsco State Park.
Relay Hotel, a monument stands in its place, dunno how you're supposed to get to it without trespassing tho...... St Denis to the right
Just east of St Denis was an interlocking, and it used to be guarded by two nice CPL signal bridges( and HX tower), which were replaced about 2005 or so with Darth Vaders after realigning the track.
The classic marble mile posts.......
Last Modified 24-Aug-2016