A small derailment of an Amtrak MOW train carrying ballast, on the Northeast
Corridor, across from Amtrak MOW facility in Odenton MD.
There aren't any details floating around as of the time I'm doing this page,
I'm going to take a stab at saying the train may have just come out of the
maintenance yard, and thru the crossovers a mile an a half up north in Odenton
- just a guess.
I-95 or the Baltimore-Washington Parkway to MD 175, go east to Piney Orchard
Parkway (Telegraph Rd), and take a right. Head south (approx 1.0mi) to
Waugh Chapel Road, and take a right, this will take to to the yard.
You can also take MD 32 from either of those highways east to MD 175, there
are no traffic lights this was - longer if you're coming from Baltimore,
shorter if coming from the south, like DC or the DC Beltway.
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
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