The North Avenue and Cromwell Shops


This page gives you an overview of the two shops of the Baltimore light rail system.

North Avenue

Signal at location 1 - one of the very few "oddball" aspects, ~1996.

A light rail train and the overnight Conrail freight side-by-side alongside the shops, ~1996.

An overnight Conrail freight waiting for clearance to return to Bayview, ~1996.

Signal S97, at location 1, ~1996.

805 and a ballast car on the MOW track, ~1996.

Track 3 being extended to the tail track, ~1997.

Shot of the service bays from on top of a car on track 4, ~1996.  Track 3 & 4 share one large service pit on 3a and 4a.

Night work at Road A, ~1997.

Yours truly getting an award in 1996, John Agro on the left, head of the MTA, and George to the right, one of the foremen.



I love trains, and I love signals.  I am not an expert. 

Please Note:  Since the main focus of my two websites is railroad signals, the railfan guides are oriented towards the signal fan being able to locate them.  For those of you into the modeling aspect of our hobby, my indexa page has a list of almost everything railroad oriented I can think of to provide you with at least a few pictures to help you detail your pike.

If this is a railfan page, every effort has been made to make sure that the information contained on this map and in this railfan guide is correct.  Once in a while, an error may creep in :-)

My philosophy: Pictures and maps are worth a thousand words, especially for railfanning.  Text descriptions only get you so far, especially if you get lost or disoriented.  Take along good maps....

By the way, floobydust is a term I picked up 30-40 years ago from a National Semiconductor data book, and means miscellaneous and/or other stuff.

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