The Gregarious Railfan
Sykesville, MD  21784 (population, 4,400)                       

GPS: N 39.36400, W 76.96895 (Baldwin Station)   Google map   

Scanner: CSX 160.230 [8], 160.320 [14]

Railroad:  CSX Baltimore Division, Old Main Line

Description: Not many trains, but steeped in RR History with Baldwin Station, an old B&O station converted to a
gourmet restaurant. RR displays, and something that can only be described as a ‘Historic RR Feel”.
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Approximate # trains per 24 hours: 10 mostly coal and ethanol unit trains. However this line frequently handles
overflow traffic from CSXs Metropolitan Sub west of Washington D.C.

Nearby RR stuff: immediately NW of Baldwin Station there is a restored tower that was moved from Baltimore to
this location and now serves as a visitor center. Next to the tower is a C&O coach, and a B&O Caboose.

Other interesting or fun stuff: The small historic town of Sykesville offers quaint and eclectic shopping as well as
several gourmet dining opportunities.

Local Food: Baldwin Station $$$

Local Pub and grub: E.W. Beck’s Pub $$

Lodging: The Inn at Norwood B&B $$$ (N 39.36661, W 76.97045), 7514 Norwood Avenue, or Chain Hotels within
15 to 20 miles to the east in suburban Baltimore