The Gregarious Railfan
Perryville, MD  21903 (population, 4,361)                

GPS: N 39.55832, W 76.07387 (Perryville MARC Station)   Google map   

Scanner: Amtrak: 160.920 [54]; NS: 160.800 [46]

Railroad: Amtrak Mid-Atlantic Division    (Northeast Corridor)  

Railfan Access:  Limited

Description:    Perryville, Maryland and Havre de Grace, Maryland (population, 12,952) are on opposite sides of the
mouth of the Susquehanna River at the Northern tip of Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. They are joined by a double
tracked truss railroad bridge, about ½ of a mile long.  Amtrak trains along their busy Northeast Corridor use this
bridge (about 70-80 trains per day) as well as NS trains (NS trains, about 12 per day, mostly in the late evening
and at night.) Marc has 4 departures in the morning and 4 arrivals in the evening at the Perryville Marc station,
(GPS coordinates above) Also the CSX has a bridge across the river about ½ mile upriver, that sees about 24 trains a
day.  Parking is available at the Perryville station but frequently filled with commuter’s cars.  In Havre de Grace there
are several good “bridge view” vantage points.  There is a toll for crossing the Susquehanna River Eastbound (?) by car.

Approximate # trains per 24 hours: 90+ on the NE Corridor Route

Local breakfast: Waffle House, 808 Pulaski Hwy, N 39.55270, W 76.10108

Local Fast Food: on US-40  

Ice Cream:   Boxcar Avenue Ice Cream, 317 Broad St, Perryville,  N 39.55780, W 76.07642

Local Pub and grub:  Tidewater Grille on the Bay with a view of the Bridge. N 39.55083, W 76.09001

Lodging: Super 8, 929 Pulaski Highway (US-40) in Havre de Grace, N 39.54953, W 76.10446

Visitor Info:   Explore Havre De Grace   Perryville - Trip Advisor   
Amtrak's Susquehanna River Bridge
Map courtesy of Todd Sestero
Todd Sestero's RAILFAN GUIDES of the U.S for Perryville/Havre de Grace
Amtrak's Susquehanna bridge, Google
Image by Wally Gobetz
Perryville Marc Station by Todd Sestero
Restored PRR F-units lead an excursion
train at Perryville, picture by Todd Sestero