Aberdeen
Antietam
Baltimore
Brooklandville
Braddock Heights
Brunswick
Cockeysville
Cumberland
Dorsey
Ellicott City
Emory Grove (Glyndon)
Frederick
Gaithersburg
Glydon
Hagerstown
Halethorpe
Hampstead
Laurel
Linthicum
Lutherville
Mt Airy
Monkton
Oakland
Ocean City
Perryville
Point of Rocks
Riderwood
Rockville
St Denis/Relay
Sykesville
Towson
Union Bridge
Walkersville

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Most of the postcards were found on EBay unless noted, other pictures, mostly the more recent ones, come from Google and/or Bing images - credit given if the source is known.

Dates are in the picture name, x means the date is approximate.  If they were available, and interesting, I included the back side of the postcards.  1901a and 1910b would be the same card, both sides.

If the picture was really, really bad, some of them have been cleaned up and/or repaired when I had the energy.

This page is mostly for historical reference, as MANY of these stations are not around anymore!

What's the difference between a station and a depot?  Most people will say "nuttin", it's a matter of preference, although many will use depot for older buildings.  By the strictest US definition: a station is any point named in the Timetable, and a depot is a building.

Additional sources of train station pictures:
     http://www.kilduffs.com/Maryland_TrainStations_Old_AtoL.html


ABERDEEN - B&O depot

Ex B&O depot of Frank Furness design, as is the Riderwood NC Station.  The picture on the left is from 2004, way before the station was fenced off and moved.
The picture on the right is from 2015, and is courtesy Tony Kobilski.

  



ABERDEEN - Amtrak/MARC station

Former Pennsy depot, looks like it's maybe from the 30's.... have to do some digging....

  



ANTIETAM - former N&W depot



     



BALTIMORE

Additional pictures of stations in Baltimore can be found here


BALTIMORE - Camden Station

B&O's great Camden station, on Howard St at the end of i395.  The "new" station adjacent to this great structure is used as the northern terminus for MARC on the  (what else) Camden line.





BALTIMORE - Lake Ave

Former M&Pa station on Lake Ave, between Charles St and Falls Rd.  Please don't go snooping around, as this is a private residence.





BALTIMORE - Mt Royal Station

Ex B&O station, located on Mt. Royal Ave, and is easily accessible via the Mt. Royal Light Rail stop.  It has been occupied by the Maryland Art Institute for just about ever.



  1907.


 
BALTIMORE - Penn Station

Baltimore's premier railroad station, with an extensive remodeling project finished around 2004 ago by Amtrak. 
Originally used by the Pennsy, then Penn Central, it now services Amtrak, MARC (Penn line), and the Light Rail.

  Before they added the "art".



BALTIMORE - President St Station

Former BP&W/NC depot at the end of President Street, just east of the downtown area, south of Pratt St.  It now houses a Civil War Museum.





BALTIMORE - West Baltimore

A MARC commuter stop on the Penn line to DC and a little variety of what you will see about every five minutes during the rush hours, missing, some Amtrak stuff, I was a little too busy with two cameras.

         



BRADDOCK HEIGHTS

  courtesy Kilduffs



BROOKLANDVILLE

An ex Northern Central and Pennsy depot, at Falls Rd and Hillside Rd (near where i83 ends above the Beltway).  It's now a private home, and is owned by the fellow who owns the pub across the street.
More info and pictures on map 1 of the Baltimore guide





BRUNSWICK

Former B&O depot now used for MARC.
Click here for my Brunswick railfan guide page.





COCKEYSVILLE

Just about the only thing left in Cockeysville to remind someone that there used to be a railroad coming through is the old freight shed.  At one time, maybe 10 years ago (2005 or so), the freight shed was used by the MTA on a regular basis.  The MTA also had a make-shift shed put together to house a speeder, but it is gone now.  A little bit of rail is still on the ground.
More pictures on my Cockeysville page here.

 



COCKEYSVILLE

I can't find a whole lot of information about the Cockeysville station.  Not even sure where I found this picture, and a search in February of 2017 did not turn up anything on Google or Bing images, the Maryland Historical Society, Shorpy, or the Library of Congress.  The station was gone by the time I started driving in 1969.  The older pictures are from a time when York Road was probably York Turnpike, and only a 2-lane dirt road.  Interesting octagon shaped building to the one side, wish we had a better picture of it!









CUMBERLAND



DORSEY

Brand new station built by Maryland for MARC commuter service (maybe 1998?).  Great view of northbound CPL's at the south end of the stations platforms - well, not anymore, they got replaced in 2015 :-(  Conveniently located off MD Rt 100, between US 1 (and i95) and the Baltimore Washington Parkway with its own exit...
     however, you can't access any of the local roads from the parking lot or exit.
My guide to the Dorsey area is here





ELLICOTT CITY

ex B&O depot now houses a museum that is part of the B&O Transportation Museum.  Just off Frederick Rd in Ellicott City where CSX goes over.
Ellicott City also appears on this map

                      



EMORY GROVE

Emory Grove was a division point on the Western Maryland in the Baltimore County suburb of Glyndon, about 25 miles due north of Baltimore.  On the north side of Butler Rd was the tower, and on the south side of Butler Rd was the Glyndon station.  Butler Road goes over the tracks, and in the Western Maryland days, sported a set of signals.

 

~1917       ~1977

~1917   

~1977



FREDERICK

An ex B&O depot located in the downtown area of Frederick.
A complete railfan guide to Frederick is here

     



FREDERICK / MONOCACY

A new station for MARC, slightly east of Frederick, right off of i70.  The commuter trains tie up here overnight and on weekends.

               



GAITHERSBURG

Former B&O depot - houses a small sandwich and sub shop.  A number of pieces of rolling stock and a Buffalo Creek steam engine sit off to the right.  MARC stops here.





GLYNDON

Ex Western Maryland depot.  It currently houses the Glyndon post office.  Emory Grove tower was just north of here.
For pictures of the tower that used to be just north of here on the other side of Butler Road, click here.
More pictures and info here

  



HAGERSTOWN



HALETHORPE

A "rebuilt" MARC commuter stop on the Penn line to DC in southwest Baltimore.  It has a nice passenger crossover where you can get some elevated shots from.
The station was given high level platforms sometime around 2010?  More info and pictures in my Baltimore railfan guide, map 6 here

 

 



HAMPSTEAD

An ex Western Maryland depot in the town where DeWalt used to make it's tools, remodeled around 2007 or so.  Located off MD Rt 30, about 12 miles north of the end of i795 in Reisterstown.
Check out my railfan guide to Hampstead here

   





LAUREL

Ex B&O depot, it now services MARC..... off Main and 1st Sts.





LINTHICUM

The Maple Road depot is a former Baltimore and Annapolis RR station, and housed their offices up untill the time the MTA took over the rails and ended freight service.
The depot shows up on the Baltimore railfan guide here

             



LUTHERVILLE

An ex Pennsy station now a private home, located just off Seminary Ave adjacent to the Light Rail tracks.
More info and pictures on map 1 of the Baltimore guide





MT. AIRY

This ex B&O depot used to be on the Old Main Line.
Click here for my railfan guide to Mt. Airy...

               



MONKTON

ex NC and PRR.  One of five surviving Northern Central / PRR  stations.  It has been remodeled very nicely and is used as the headquarters (and rest stop) on the Northern Central hikey-bikey trail
Monkton appears on map 1 of the Baltimore guide

   



OAKLAND

Ex B&O station.



OCEAN CITY





PERRYVILLE

Ex Pennsy station.  It now services MARC at it northern most point.  MARC did a very nice job "fixin the place up". It also houses a small NRHS museum and layout at the far end, in addition to the ticket office.  This is a great spot to watch and take pictures of trains from, and a lot of railfans will come up here around 10pm to watch the NS freights come off the Harrisburg line.  MARC is doing a feasibility study on extending service to Wilmington.
Check out the large Perryville page here

             



POINT of ROCKS

A much photographed ex B&O depot that now services MARC - I missed the CPL's that used to be here  :-(
Click here for my Point of Rocks page.



   



RIDERWOOD

Another Frank Furness design, formerly used for the Northern Central and the Pennsy.  Used till 1964 and then sold and became a private home for the station agent that used to work the station.  The widow sold it 2000, but not before I got it on the Baltimore County historical list, which pissed off the realtor, the owner, and the prospective developer who wanted tear it down and put five houses on the acre and a half.  She sold it for $250K, and it sold in mid 2008 for $650K.
Riderwood appears on map 1 of the Baltimore guide





ROCKVILLE

Ex B&O depot.  Currently houses law offices.  The current MARC station is about a quarter of a mile west (to the left) of here, along with a Metro station.  On MARC's Brunswick line.





ST DENIS / RELAY

Located on the site of the old B&O commuter stop, the old station was torn down sometime in the late 70's (I think), I would come over here to study in between classes back in the late 60's, early 70's.  Typical of MARC's plain stations.  As can be seen, this is a popular spot with railfans on Saturday mornings.  On MARC's Camden line to DC.
Lots more on the St Denis station and Thomas Viaduct here

 



SYKESVILLE

An ex B&O depot located in a very historic town.  B&P tower also resides here after being "moved" from Penn Station and rebuilt here.
Check out the Sykesville railfan guide here - lotsa stuff!

     



THOMAS VIADUCT

More info here











TOWN CREEK





UNION BRIDGE

An ex WM depot serves as home to the Western Maryland Historical Society.  They have a fair number of signals for a small museum, and outside they have a WM semaphore on a full height mast.
The HQ for the Maryland Midland RR is across the street, as well as their yard.
Want to find out where the MMid goes, check here







WALKERSVILLE

Small depot for the operations of the Walkersville Southern RR, a very shortline excursion railroad north of Frederick.

Plenty more stuff here

   



Disclaimers:

I love trains, and I love signals.  I am not an expert.  I do these pages because I love spending my time doing them - although I do a reasonable amount of research to make sure the information presented is accurate! :-)  :-)

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, oooooooops, oh well! :-)  

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.... a GPS is OK to get somewhere, but maps are still better if you get lost!  I belong to AAA, which allows you to get local maps for free when you visit the local branches.  ADC puts out a nice series of county maps for the Washington DC area, but their state maps do not have the railroads on them.  If you can find em, I like the National Geographic map book of the U.S..... good, clear, and concise graphics, and they do a really good job of showing you where tourist type attractions are, although they too lack the railroads.  Other notes about specific areas will show up on that page if known.

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

Pictures and additional information is always needed if anyone feels inclined to take 'em, send 'em, and share 'em, or if you have something to add or correct.... credit is always given! BE NICE!!! Contact info is here

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