In General


In General

Location / Name:
Hawkins Point / Baltimore MD (We're just inside Baltimore City, not part of any surrounding county)

What's Here:
Nothing anymore, this is a historical page.

GPS Coordinates: 39.206828, -76.571180
Phone A/C: 410
ZIP: 21226

Access by train/transit:

The Scoop:

The Striegel Supply and Equipment Corporation was Baltimore's sole railroad equipment recycling and scrap company. 

Striegel's bought equipment from the B&O RR, the Pennsy, the Reading RR, the Western Maryland, and a bunch of smaller roads and shortlines.
We should ALL be VERY grateful for Mr. Striegel for having the foresight to acquire and and save the Reading T-1's!  During the height of his operation, he probably had 30 to 40 pieces of equipment sitting around at any one time - wish I had been around when the stuff was being transferred in or out on the B&O! :-)

Not sure when the company was formed and started operation, but it lasted into the 90's according to the comments in the thread below.

One thing I am not sure of, did Striegel's pay the B&O for using Davidson Yard, or did the B&O let them "have" the trackage.  Maybe someone can clear this up.  If you look at the aerial shots of the area today, you see no evidence of the yard ever having been there.

As of October 2018, this is all of the info I have been able to find on Striegels.  If you have anything else to add, LIKE PICTURES, please email me!

Chris Jacks
Denver Todd
Train Orders dot com
Railway Preservation News
the Baltimore Sun (for keeping the obit around all these years!)

Websites and other additional information sources of interest for the area:,3356287 the engine mentioned in this thread is no longer there......


Where It Was


Below are a few pictures I took on one trip I made down here back in March of 1972, in the middle of a bunch of trips 759 was making at the time out of Baltimore and Hagerstown.  They are copies of slides I took.  Too bad I didn't take more pictures, and/or better close-ups.  I guess like everything else, you figure this stuff will be around forever :-)  That long line of hoods in the second picture is intriguing!

The following group of pictures are of 4 Instamatic pictures Jack found at a flea market.  You would have to have intimate knowledge of the engines and their history to know where they were at the time, and the significance, in order to buy them..... otherwise, they would just be a bunch of miscellaneous pictures :-)



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

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


NEW 10/18/2018
Last Modified 18-Oct-2018