Early in the morning, Z410 passes the burned-out shell of old JD Tower.
Empty hopper trains usually took the Old Main Line out of Baltimore, but on weekends it was possible to see them on the Capital and Metropolitan subdivisions. One such train is pictured here, pas... (more)
Operator Allen Brougham watches a westbound roll past JD on the main. Less than a year later the tower was closed, after serving the railroad for three quarters of a century.
A morning MARC train destined for Union Station passes JD Tower, which controlled the junction of the Capital and Alexandria Subdivisions.
For a period of about two weeks, the charred remains of JD Tower stood next to the CSX main. The abandoned tower was then put out of its misery and today very little is left to suggest that JD ev... (more)
Hotshot 191 passes by JD tower, a former B&O interlocking tower which closed in 1992 and was torn down in 1994. Weeds and brush now cover the area where JD stood for decades.
The JD Tower operator watches a MARC train roll past JD. The tower would be closed by CSX just over two weeks later on March 4, 1992. Click on JD Tower to see more photos from this location.
One of the sadder train photos that I've taken, this is what JD looked like after arsonists destroyed it. Click on JD Tower to see pictures of it in better times.
JD Tower closed in 1992 but remains in good condition in this photo. The following summer JD was burned by vandals then razed shortly thereafter.
Friendly CSX operator Allen Brougham waves to a passing pig train at JD.
CR 6754 leads a 400 series train past JD Tower which closed in 1992 and was demolished in 1994.