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
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.
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.
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
Former B&O depot now used for MARC.
Click here for my Brunswick railfan guide page.
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.
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!
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
Ex B&O depot, it now services MARC..... off Main and 1st Sts.
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
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
This ex B&O depot used to be on the Old Main Line.
Click here for my railfan guide to Mt. Airy...
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
Monkton appears on map 1 of the Baltimore guide
Ex B&O station.
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.
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
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
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!
More info here
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
Small depot for the operations of the Walkersville Southern RR, a very shortline excursion railroad north of Frederick.
Plenty more stuff here
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! :-) :-)
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get you so far, especially if you get lost or disoriented. Take
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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.
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