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Todd's Railfan Guide to
the SE Downtown part of Baltimore
CSX's Riverside and Locust Point Yards
Off the East Leg of Bailey's Wye
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The map covers the area to the east of Baileys Wye. This covers CSX's Riverside and Locust Point Yards.
Probably the most notable "thing" in the area is Ft McHenry, where Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner in 1812, which also why Maryland started issuing the 1812 license plates last year to celebrate 200 years! The first series of the plate was issued with an "MD" where the AH is, and then started with "AA"... as of January 2012, I have seen "AM" series plates issued.
Not much remains today to tell you a railroad existed there, but where the Wal-Mart sits was right smack dab in the middle of the old Western Maryland Port Covington yard. many a great steam excursion started and ended here, such as all of the 2102 excursions back in the early 70's.
Another neat sight are the cable ships off to your right as your heading north in I-95.
Most, if not all of the aerial pictures are from: http://www.bing.com/maps/
1 Riverside Yard
2 Locust Point Yard
3 Fort McHenry
4 Cable Ships
These guys go out for weeks at a time and lay fiber optic cables on the bottom of the Atlantic. Once they start laying cable, they can not stop for ANY reason. One of the cable channels has a special on how they pull the cables up from the bottom and perform repairs and splices on them... pretty interesting!
5 Port Covington
Last Updated: 01/31/2012