Todd's Railfan Guide to
Towns Around Baltimore with Items of RR Interest



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See below for a list of what's in these towns

So, what's so interesting in these other towns outside Baltimore?
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--- Maryland
Aberdeen -- beautiful Frank Furness B&O depot
Annapolis Junction -- CSX Laurel yard – MARC station
Brunswick -- CSX yard – MARC station – MARC train layover – Brunswick RR museum
Chesapeake Beach -- CB RR depot and museum
Columbia -- old B&O bridge
Cumberland -- CSX yard – WM depot and WM Scenic RR HQ (not on map)
Elkridge -- Thomas Viaduct
Ellicott City -- B&O depot and B&O RR Station museum
Forest Hill -- M&Pa depot
Frederick -- MARC station and train layover – freight sheds
Frostburg – WM depot – WM Scenic end with turntable (not on map)
Gaithersburg -- B&O depot – engine/caboose/misc cars
Glen Burnie -- MTA’s Cromwell light rail shops
Greenspring -- NC depot (home)
Glyndon -- WM depot / MMid-CSX interchange
Hagerstown -- CSX yard – NS yard – WM depot – freight sheds
Hamstead -- WM freight shed
Laurel -- B&O depot and MARC station
Linthicum -- B&A Maple Rd depot
Lutherville -- NC depot (home)
Maryland Line -- a couple of Sears kit houses delivered by train
Monkton -- restored NC depot – Northern Central hikey-bikey trail HQ
Mt Airy -- B&O depot (office)
Oakland -- beautiful B&O depot (not on map)
Perryville -- beautiful restored PRR depot – wye – PRR pedestal signals
Point of Rocks -- beautiful B&O station – MARC station – CPL’s gone
Riderwood -- NC depot by Frank Furness (home)
Savage -- B&O Bowman Truss bridge (only one left in the world)
St Denis -- MARC station
Sykesville -- B&O depot (restaurant) – B&P tower from Penn station
Union Bridge -- WM Depot and WM Rwy museum – Maryland Midland RR HQ
Walkersville -- Walkersville and Southern excursion RR
Westminster -- WM freight shed – caboose on college campus
Wheaton -- National Capitol streetcar museum

--- Delaware
Georgetown -- restored PRR depot
Newark -- Wilmington & Western RR, steam – tower – SEPTA station – ex B&O depot
Wilmington -- Amtrak station – Amtrak yard and engine repair facility – CSX's Wilsmere yard

--- New Jersey
Camden --  NS (Conrail) Pavonia yard – Camden Light Rail line and shops – lots of old railroad stuff floating around

--- New York
Port Jervis -- depot – MetroNorth trains layover for morning trip to NYC – turntable – Susquehanna freights

--- Pennsylvania
Allentown -- depot – NS (Conrail/ex RDG) yard
Bethlehem -- depot – what remains of Beth Steel
Delta -- M&Pa depot
Easton -- nice short concrete viaduct and the Crayola Crayons Factory
Gettysburg -- Gettysburg Railroad – Steam/excursion
Hamburg -- small RN yard
Hanover -- Depot – street Running
Harrisburg -- Lots – NS (Conrail) Enola yard – Amtrak station downtown – Rutherford yard – lots of PL signals and bridges
Lancaster -- ex PRR station
Leesport -- Reading Technical Society museum
Marysville -- THE Rockville Bridge
New Freedom -- Stewartstown/NC interchange – small depot – maybe misc stuff laying around
Philadelphia -- lots – needs its own railfan guide!!!
Reading -- RDG shop buildings still around
Scranton -- Steamtown – trolley museum – CP +
Stewartstown -- whats left of the Stewartstown RR
Strasburg -- Strasburg excursion RR – Railroad Museum of PA
Temple -- depot and launch point for the Reading & Northern excursion trains
Williamsport -- NS (Conrail) yard – Little League museum
York -- Depot’s – small NS yard – what’s left of the M&Pa RR

--- Virginia
Alexandria -- NS yard – VRE station – metro yard
Ashland -- small depot for Amtrak – in the middle of the streets running
Berryville -- Signals & Depot
Boyce -- Signals
Buckingham -- Buckingham Branch RR HQ
Cape Charles -- depot - yard
Charlottesville -- ex C&O depot and Amtrak station – NS diamond (N&W/C&O)
Doswell -- RF&P/C&O diamond – depot – Buckingham Branch yard and ofc (the depot) – tower
Fredericksburg – VRE station and train layover
Lorton -- Amtrak's Autotrain Terminal
Manassas -- NS yard - VRE station and small train display
Newport News -- depot – old C&O yard
Norfolk -- lots of stuff – Tide Light Rail system – needs its own railfan guide
Petersburg -- a couple of small yards.... maybe more
Richmond -- RF&P/CSX acca yard – triple RR crossing – RR museum – ex C&O yard – lots more

--- West Virginia
Harpers Ferry -- B&O/CSX bridge/tunnel and MARC/Amtrak station



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.  My webpages are an attempt at putting everything I can find of the subject in one convenient place.  There are plenty of other good websites to help me in this effort, and they are listed in the links section on my indexa page, or as needed on individual pages.  Please do not write to me about something that may be incorrect, and then hound the heck out of me if I do not respond to you in the manner you would like.  I operate on the "Golden Rule Principle", and if you are not familiar with it, please acquaint yourself with how to treat people by reading Mathew 7:12 (among others, the principle exists in almost every religion).  If you contact me (like some do, hi Paul) and try to make it a "non-fun" thing and start with the name calling, your name will go into my spambox list! :-)

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, especially if restaurants or gas stations open, close, or change names.  Most of my maps are a result of personal observation after visiting these locations.  I have always felt that a picture is worth a thousand words", and I feel annotated maps such as the ones I work up do the same justice for the railfan over a simple text description of the area.  Since the main focus of my website is railroad signals, the railfan guides are oriented towards the signal fan being able to locate them.  Since most of us railheads don't have just trains as a hobby, I have also tried to point out where other interesting sites of the area are.... things like fire stations, neat bridges, or other significant historical or geographical feature.  While some may feel they shouldn't be included, these other things tend to make MY trips a lot more interesting.... stuff like where the C&O Canal has a bridge going over a river (the Monocacy Aqueduct) between Point of Rocks and Gaithersburg MD, it's way cool to realize this bridge to support a water "road" over a river was built in the 1830's!!!  

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.

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! BE NICE!!! Contact info is here

Beware: If used as a source, ANYTHING from Wikipedia must be treated as being possibly being inaccurate, wrong, or not true.


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