This page will cover the stations of the Baltimore Light Rail System starting with Westport, and heading south to the end of the line at Cromwell.  It will also cover the grade crossings and anything else of importance.

Westport Station

GPS Coordinates: 39.261832, -76.632145

Here is the signal from the days when there used to be a factory in the (now) open field next to the station.

Cherry Hill Station

GPS Coordinates: 39.256008, -76.634937

Cherry Hill is one of the few "suburban" stations that does not have parking.
In addition, the ramp leading to/from the station and Cherry Hill Rd goes under the CSX line to Curtis Bay.
It would be a nice place for train pictures, if you can wait for one, but DO NOT railfan here alone!!!
Just south of here, the line goes under the main Curtis Bay Branch, then does a 90 degree turn to head into Patapsco, after passing an interchange with CSX.

Patapsco Station

GPS Coordinates: 39.241987, -76.629995

Baltimore Highlands Station

GPS Coordinates: 39.235097, -76.632912

This station has a very small parking lot.

Klunk Drive

Adjacent to the Baltimore Highland station.

Hoffman Ave

Nursery Road Station

GPS Coordinates: 39.221500, -76.641446

Another station with a small parking lot, the entrance is off of B&A Blvd.

Over B&A Blvd

North Linthicum Station

GPS Coordinates: 39.214368, -76.646091

Entrance off Camp Meade Road (MD 170) near the intersection with B&A Blvd.

Under the Beltway

Not much in the way of exciting photo ops here, and it's a good thing, because it is really hard to get in here.

Twin Oaks Road

Maple Road

GPS Coordinates: 39.205328, -76.653436

Good location for pictures.
The former B&A Headquarters is here in a historic depot.


Linthicum Station

GPS Coordinates: 39.202338, -76.655355

Another station  with no parking.  Access from either Camp Meade Road or Oakdale Road in the community.  The Linthicum Volunteer Fire Company is across from the walkway to the station from the Camp Meade Road side.  There are a number of nearby eateries - Carmelo's is popular with folks from Northrop-Grumman.

Camp Meade Road

GPS Coordinates: 39.199726, -76.655873

Good spot for pictures, you can catch trains coming off the BWI Branch with a good telephoto lens, or walk closer by the crossovers.  Easy parking.

BWI Branch Interchange

Glendale Avenue

Linden Avenue

over Hollins Ferry Road

GPS Coordinates: 39.186712, -76.642480

One of the few historic/vintage pieces left over from the railroad days... this used to carry B&A trains before light rail opened up.

Ferndale Station

GPS Coordinates: 39.183581, -76.640137

Ferndale Road crosses the tracks at the south end of the platform.

Someone ran over the station sign back in 1996, I saved it from going into the trash can.  It got replaced by this custom design.

  A standard station sign, some have been replaced over the past 30 years.

Broadview Blvd

At U-Haul Entrance

under I-97

Cromwell Station

GPS Coordinates: 39.171990, -76.632970

Current south end of the mainline.
There are a number of places to eat across the street in the shopping center.
When the B&A (Baltimore & Annapolis RR) used to run thru here, it continued on across Dorsey Rd / MD 176 and headed south to Annapolis. which it did until 1968.
The Cromwell Shops are located here.

Current end of the line/2020.  Could it get extended????


I love trains, and I love signals.  I am not an expert.  My webpages reflect what I find on the topic of the page.  This is something I have fun with while trying to help others.

Please Note:  Since the main focus of my two websites is railroad signals, the railfan guides are oriented towards the signal fan being able to locate them.  For those of you into the modeling aspect of our hobby, my indexa page has a list of almost everything railroad oriented I can think of to provide you with at least a few pictures to help you detail your pike.

If this is a railfan page, every effort has been made to make sure that the information contained on this map and in this railfan guide is correct.  Once in a while, an error may creep in :-)

My philosophy: Pictures and maps are worth a thousand words, especially for railfanning.  Text descriptions only get you so far, especially if you get lost or disoriented.  Take along good maps.... a GPS is OK to get somewhere, but maps are still better if you get lost!  I belong to AAA, which allows you to get local maps for free when you visit the local branches.  ADC puts out a nice series of county maps for the Washington DC area, but their state maps do not have the railroads on them.  If you can find em, I like the National Geographic map book of the U.S..... good, clear, and concise graphics, and they do a really good job of showing you where tourist type attractions are, although they too lack the railroads.  Other notes about specific areas will show up on that page if known.

Aerial shots were taken from either Google or Bing Maps as noted.  Screen captures are made with Snagit, a Techsmith product... a great tool if you have never used it! 

By the way, floobydust is a term I picked up 30-40 years ago from a National Semiconductor data book, and means miscellaneous and/or other stuff.

Pictures and additional information is always needed if anyone feels inclined to take 'em, send 'em, and share 'em, or if you have something to add or correct.... credit is always given!  Please be NICE!!!  Contact info is here

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Created JUL09/2020
Last Modified On: 07/10/2020