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B&O Old Main Line Tour
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The OML is the route of the first commercial railroad in the USA as it pushed west from Baltimore, Maryland to the Ohio River.
It was constructed largely by hand between 1828 and 1835, and amazingly, continues in use even now by CSX.
== ACTIVE RAILROAD ==
MILE AREA DATE
0 to 1 Baltimore to Locust Point Br May 2021
1 to 3 Gwynn's Run to Curtis Bay Jct Feb 2023
3 to 5 Camden Jct to Monumental Feb 2023
  5.1 Fairgrounds May 2023
5 to 6.7 Halethorpe Jun 2023
6.8 St. Denis Apr 2024
7 to 8 Relay to Avalon Jun 2020
8 to 10 Orange Grove to Ilchester Mar 2014
11 to 13  Ilchester to Grays Mar 2020
13 to 15 Ellicott City to Union Dam Apr 2018
15 to 18 Union Dam to Daniels Mar 2018
18 to 21 Daniels to Davis Feb 2018
22 to 25 Woodstock to Henryton Jul 2020
26 to 29 Henryton to Sykesville Feb 2021
29 to 33 Gaither to Morgan Jan 2024
34 to 38 Woodbine to Watersville Jct Dec 2017
38 to 43 Mt. Airy to West End Plane Aug 2022
  40 Mt. Airy Loop - West Aug 2019
44 to 51 Lynn Burke to Ijamsville Feb 2019
51 to 54 Hartman to Monocacy River Jan 2023
  54.2 Frederick Branch May 2019
54 to 59 Frederick Jct to Eastalco Sep 2007
60 to 65 Adamstown to Point of Rocks Sep 2007
== DISUSED ROUTES ==
MILE AREA DATE
10 Ilchester Jan 2020
11 Lees Sep 2006
15 Union Dam Dec 2013
18 Elysville/Alberton/Daniels Sep 2021
20 Davis Mar 2020
21 Granite Spur Jun 2019
23 McKeldin Feb 2016
25 Henryton May 2020
28 Sykesville Oct 2008
29 Springfield Hospital Oct 2021
29 Sykesville Tunnel Mar 2007
33 Woodbine Tunnel May 2007
36 Mt. Airy Planes E approach Feb 2005
38 Mt. Airy Planes 1 and 2 Nov 2023
40 Mt. Airy Planes 3 and 4 Jun 2018
43 Mt. Airy Planes W approach Apr 2009
38 Mt. Airy Loop - East Jul 2016
50 Hartman Tunnel, East Feb 2019
51 Hartman Tunnel, West Jan 2009
61 Adamstown Cutoff Nov 2007
== TOPICAL PAGES ==
Bloede Dam Removal - updated Sep 2019
Bridges - updated Jul 2011
Caboose Interior - posted May 2018
Chasing 3254 - posted Mar 2017
CPL Signals - updated Sep 2013
HX Tower - posted Mar 2019
Just Trains - updated Jun 2010
Mile by Mile - updated Jan 2024
Mysteries - updated Feb 2008
Patapsco Park Flooding - updated Jun 2022
Photo Quiz - posted Jan 2006
Railfan by Satellite - updated Dec 2009
St. Denis - posted Oct 2018
Stringers - updated May 2011
Tunnels - updated Jun 2006
Water Tank Supply - posted Feb 2015

B&O Washington Branch Tour
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The B&O Washington Branch (now CSX Capital Subdivision) splits from the Old Main Line in Relay and extends to Washington, DC.
It was built around 1835, but contains fewer surviving relics than the OML. The route is busier and less scenic.
MILE AREA DATE
9 to 10 Relay to Elkridge May 2022
10 to 13 Hanover to Harwood Apr 2021
  13.0 Route 100 Industrial Park Oct 2020
13 to 14 Dorsey mid-JUN 2024
15 to 16 Montevideo to Bridewell May 2023
  16.2 Waterloo Branch May 2021
  16.4 Columbia Branch Jan 2022
16 to 18 Jessup to Annapolis Junction Mar 2023
18 to 19 Annapolis Junction Jul 2023
  18.7 Washington Corridor Ind Park Feb 2022
19 to 20 Savage Feb 2021
20 to 21 Laurel Dec 2023
22 to 25 Laurel to Muirkirk Apr 2024
26 to 28 Ammendale to Sunnyside Dec 2022
28 to 32 Greenbelt to College Park Dec 2021
32 to 33 Riverdale to Hyattsville Sep 2023
  33.4 Alexandria Br, mp 121-119 Feb 2020
  33.4 Alexandria Br, mp 118-115 Mar 2020
33 to 37 Hyattsville to Brentwood Dec 2023
37 to 39 Ivy City to Washington Dec 2019
== DISUSED B&O SPURS ==
Parkway Center - updated Apr 2016
Patuxent Branch, part 1 - updated Aug 2020
part 2 - updated Aug 2020

== TOPICAL PAGES ==
AJ Rock Delivery - posted Apr 2020
AJ Rocky Sequel - posted May 2024
CPL Signals - posted Sep 2013
Dorsey Traffic Jam - posted Jun 2023
Just Trains - posted Sep 2009
Laurel Park - posted Feb 2024
Milestones - updated Jan 2021
Mysteries - posted Oct 2007
Switching Jessup - posted Mar 2021
Viaduct Bypass - posted Mar 2024


B&O Metropolitan Branch Tour
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The B&O Metropolitan Branch, now CSX Metropolitan Subdivision, starts in Washington, DC and progresses northwest
to Weverton, MD. This tour continues to Harpers Ferry, WV as the Cumberland Subdivision.
MILE AREA DATE
0 to 1 Washington, DC Sep 2020
1 to 4 Eckington to Brookland Oct 2023
4 to 7 Terra Cotta to Takoma Park Jun 2022
7.3 to 7.4 Silver Spring Feb 2024
8 to 9 Silver Spring to Georgetown Jct late-MAY 2024
9 to 11 Forest Glen to Kensington Sep 2022
11 to 15 Garrett Park to Woodmont Aug 2023
16 to 21 Rockville to Washington Grove Nov 2022
22 to 25 Gaithersburg to Waring Feb 2022
26 to 31 Germantown to Bucklodge Apr 2022
31 to 37 Sellman to Dickerson May 2024
  37.0 Dickerson Spur Jan 2013
37 to 43 Monocacy to Point of Rocks Jan 2022
68 to 72 Point of Rocks to Lander Dec 2009
72 to 74 Catoctin to Brunswick Jan 2010
75 to 76 Brunswick Yard JUN 2024
76 to 79 Brunswick to Weverton Mar 2010
80 to 82 Sandy Hook to Harpers Ferry May 2010
== DISUSED ROUTES ==
Georgetown Branch
mile 0 to 1 - updated Nov 2022
mile 1 to 2 - posted Aug 2010
mile 2 to 3 - posted Sep 2010
mile 3 to 4 - posted Oct 2010
mile 4 to 6 - updated Dec 2010
mile 6 to 8 - updated Jan 2011
mile 8 to 11 - updated Feb 2020

Metropolitan Br Orig Alignments
Germantown to Winderbourne - updated Sep 2023
Boyds to Bucklodge - updated Aug 2023
Barnesville to Dickerson - posted Feb 2021

== TOPICAL PAGES ==
Just Trains - posted Jun 2013
Mile by Mile - updated Apr 2013
Trash Pickup - posted May 2023


B&O Tours Around Baltimore
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short B&O branches

around Baltimore

clickable map

many are now part of

CSX's Baltimore

Terminal Subdivision
Camden Cutoff and Spur
  mp 3 to 1.5 - updated Jul 2021
  mp 1.5 to 0.7 - updated Aug 2021
  mp 0.6 to 0 - updated Sep 2021
Locust Point Branch
  mp -1.5 to 0 - updated Dec 2022
  mp 0 to 2 - updated Jan 2023
  mp 2 to 3.6 - updated Feb 2023
South Baltimore Branch - posted Jun 2015
Curtis Bay Branch
  mp 4 to 0 west - updated Jul 2023
  mp 0 to -2 east - updated Oct 2023
  Seawall Branch
    mp 0 to 1 - posted Jul 2015
    mp 1 to 2 - updated Apr 2024
  Marley Neck Branch
    mp 8 to 5 - posted Aug 2015
    mp 5 to 3 - updated May 2024
    mp 3 to 0 - updated Mar 2021

Baltimore Belt Line - including Howard Street Tunnel
  mp 96 to 94 Camden to Mount Royal - posted Nov 2016
  mp 94 to 93 Jones Falls to Charles Village - updated Jun 2020
  mp 93 to 89 Waverly to Bayview - updated Jan 2023
Philadelphia Branch
  mp 89 to 82 Bayview to Poplar - updated Jun 2023
  mp 82 to 74 White Marsh to Clayton - posted Sep 2017
  mp 73 to 63 Van Bibber to Aberdeen - posted Jun 2022
  mp 63 Aberdeen Station - posted Nov 2017
  mp 63 to 58 Aberdeen to Susquehanna - posted Jun 2018
Sparrows Point Branch
  mp -0 to 1 Bayview to Canton Jct - updated Aug 2018
  mp 1 to 5 Canton Jct to Dundalk - posted Apr 2017
  mp 5 to 10 Dundalk to Sparrows Point - posted Jun 2017

Topical
  Chasing 958 - posted Jan 2024

Pennsylvania Railroad in Maryland
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By combining several smaller roads, Pennsylvania Railroad was able to break the
B&O's monopoly on long-distance rail service from/to Maryland and Washington, DC.
connections

and competition

for B&O

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Pennsylvania RR / now Amtrak Northeast Corridor and NS:
MILE AREA DATE
60 to 84 Susquehanna to Martin Airport Sep 2022
85 to 92 Middle River to Bay View Nov 2022
  92 President Street Branch Dec 2018
92 to 95 Orangeville to Penn Station Dec 2018
95 to 96 Baltimore Penn Station Dec 2018
96 to 98 B&P Tunnel Jan 2024
98 to 99 Fulton Jct to Gwynns Falls Jan 2023
99 to 100 Loudon Park Mar 2022
101 to 102 Violetville to Arbutus Aug 2022
103 to 104 Halethorpe to Winans Nov 2023
104 to 105 Winans to Patapsco Mar 2021
105 to 106 Elkridge to Stoney Run Jan 2021
107 to 113 Harmans to Jackson Grove Dec 2023
113 to 114 Odenton Nov 2022
114 to 118 Piney Orchard to Arundel Aug 2019
  118.3 Bowie Race Track Branch May 2019
119 to 120 North Bowie Feb 2020
  120.5 Bowie and Popes Creek Sep 2019
121 to 126 Glenn Dale to Lanham Oct 2019
127 New Carrollton Oct 2019
127 to 129 Landover to Magruder Nov 2019
130 to 134 Tuxedo to Gateway Nov 2019
134 Ivy City Dec 2019
135 Brentwood to K Tower Dec 2019
136 Union Station Yard Jan 2020
136 Union Station, Washington, DC Jan 2020

Northern Central Railway / now Light RailLink and NS:
MILE AREA DATE
0 to 0.5 Downtown Baltimore Aug 2020
0.5 to 1 Midtown Baltimore May 2020
1.5 Bolton Jun 2020
2 to 3 Mount Vernon Jul 2020
3 to 4 Woodberry to Melvale May 2023
5 to 7 Mt. Washington to Hollins Aug 2020
  7.1 Green Spring Branch, part 1 Oct 2020
  7.1 Green Spring Branch, part 2 Nov 2020
7 to 10 Lake Roland to Riderwood Dec 2020
10 to 14 Lutherville to Timonium Jan 2021
14 to 16 Cockeysville Jan 2021

Other PRR / now Amtrak and NS:
  Baltimore and Sparrows Point RR - updated Nov 2023
    part 2 - posted Dec 2017
  Catonsville Short Line - updated Mar 2024
    part 2 - updated Feb 2024
  Claremont Branch - updated Nov 2016
  Sparrows Point Branch - posted Mar 2023
    part 2 - posted Apr 2023

  Amtrak Acela Locomotives - updated Apr 2023
  Amtrak ACS-64 Locomotives - updated Apr 2024
  Penn Line Mile by Mile - updated May 2023
Other ex-PRR:
  Canton Railroad - posted Jul 2023
    part 2 - posted Aug 2023
    part 3 - posted Sep 2023
  Landover Subdivision - posted Sep 2022
  RF&P Subdivision - posted May 2022

Other Area Rail Tours
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trolleys

interurbans

other RRs

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Western Maryland Railway / now CSX:
MILE AREA DATE
-2 to -0.5 Port Covington to Westport Jul 2022
-0.5 to 1 Westport to OML Oct 2021
1 to 3 Pedicord to Mosher May 2016
3 to 4 Mosher to Walbrook Jun 2016
4 to 6 Walbrook to Cold Spring Jul 2016
6 to 8 Lucille Park to Mount Hope Aug 2016
8 to 10 Milford Mill to Sudbrook Sep 2022
10 to 13 Sudbrook to McDonogh Oct 2022
13 to 15 Green Spring Jct to Owings Mills Oct 2022

Trolley / Streetcar / Commuter Lines:
  RI Avenue Trolley - to Beltsville - updated Dec 2022
    part 2 - to Laurel - updated Mar 2024
  Trolley Line #9 - to Catonsville - updated May 2022
  Huntingdon Avenue Viaduct - posted Aug 2022
  MARC engine photos - updated May 2023
Baltimore Light Rail:
  Hunt Valley to Lutherville - posted Apr 2021
  Riderwood to Woodberry - posted Jun 2021
  Woodberry to Penn Station - posted Jul 2021
  Penn Station to Camden Station - posted Aug 2021
  Stadiums to Westport - posted Sep 2021
  Westport to Linthicum - posted Oct 2021
  Shipley to Cromwell - updated Mar 2024
  BWI Airport spur - posted Dec 2021
Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis Railway, Main Line:
  Washington DC to Patuxent River - updated Apr 2019
  Two Rivers to BWI Airport - updated Feb 2022
  Linthicum to Patapsco River - updated early-JUN 2024
  Patapsco River to Westport - updated Nov 2018
  Westport to Baltimore - updated Jan 2021
Annapolis & Elk Ridge RR / WB&A South Shore:
  Annapolis Jct to Patuxent Switch - updated Mar 2023
  Odenton - updated Dec 2020
  Millersville to Annapolis - updated Aug 2023
Annapolis Short Line / WB&A North Shore / B&A:
  Annapolis to Winchester - posted Jul 2018
  Arnold to Elvaton - posted Aug 2018
  Marley to Ferndale - posted Sep 2018
  Shipley to Baltimore Highlands - updated Dec 2021
  Cliffords to Baltimore - updated Dec 2019

Everything Else
non-tour photo groups CSX Engine Finders part 1, part 2 - updated periodically
DC Metro Green Line - updated Mar 2023
Liveries B&O to CSX - posted Apr 2024
MoW Equipment: CSX - posted Oct 2023
  CSX 2 - posted Nov 2023
  Other - posted Dec 2023
No Location: around the area - posted Nov 2019
Other RRs around the area - updated Jan 2022
guest author HH Harwood, Jr.
  Corporate Relationship Nomenclature - posted Feb 2024
miscellaneous News: Railfan Cameras
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Baltimore City Intersections - updated Jun 2023
Korean War in Color: a few trains - posted Aug 2023
Signs: around the area - posted Aug 2019
  Signs 2: around the area - posted Oct 2019
Topographic Maps: NC mileposts added - updated Oct 2020
my favorite pics and resource recommendations Favorite Pictures - updated Apr 2022
Favorite Books - updated Jul 2023
Favorite Links - updated periodically
initial (old) version of these pages, now outdated Railroads - posted July 1999
Commuter Rails - posted July 1999
Highways and some RRs - posted August 1999
PRR Baltimore to Washington overview - posted Oct 2017

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