With a day to kill I hopped on Acela Express 2160 out of D.C. and got to Baltimore late morning. After exploring and shooting the splendid Penn Station I headed out on foot to see what was easily... (more)
This was my first time exploring the heart of downtown Baltimore and the land of the late great B&O. I had always heard of this magical place where the Royal Blue once cooled her heals with the m... (more)
A local, with MP15's on both ends, proceeds across Bush Street heading to the industrial track.
Faded and weary, this unit resides outdoors in Baltimore.
It's not quite the first mile of railroad (That's about a 1/4 mile northwest of here) but it is a busy section of railroad. This is the CSX (former B&O) mailine. It now hosts in this small section... (more)
The B&O Railroad Museum occupies the site of the historic Baltimore & Ohio Mount Clare Station downtown Baltimore. This is said by some to be the "Birthplace of American Railroading." Here is the ... (more)
C&O #1309 was built at the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1949. Number 1309 is a true Mallet in that it is both articulated and has high and low-pressure cylinders. This piece of history is now on di... (more)
A former B&O GP40 shares the engine terminal with a Seaboard GE and another CSX geep.
The view looking westbound from Bush Street. "New" install of B&O CPL's on today's standard cantilever bridge. Sure wish they had used primer on the background. The only inservice, full / comple... (more)
A local pauses for clearance to the "industrial track" as a westbound freight blows by.
One marker light short of being a full / complete CPL signal.
After a nail biting Ravens/Bills Game, the nail biting wait for this train ends with the sun still shining. Due to this locations proximity to the harbor, cat tails grow along the right of way.
BOO! Just in time for Halloween-a Ghoulish Graveyard GG-1! Ironically this self-same locomotive on January 15, 1953 was in a runaway! Coming into Washington Union Station with the PRR"s "The Feder... (more)
Summer's long rays are almost over as an evening MARC train heads for DC. In the background, Baltimore raises over the trees.