North of Lombard Street NCRY trains used to operate below and perpendicular to
this disused B&O bridge to the Esskay Meat packing company. Off photo right the
NCRY alignment has been paved over for automobile parking.
We are reaching into Canton, on the east side of Baltimore, that was perhaps the
first planned city in the United States. It is where Peter Cooper, of steam
engine fame, during the 1820s bought about 3 miles of waterfront property. He
and other entrepreneurs soon joined forces as the "Canton Company" to develop
the land with wharves, factories, housing, and more. They were quite successful.