In recognition of its railroad-town history, Bowie, previously known
as Huntington City, has gathered together various historic items
near its town center. Work on this rail museum complex began during
the 1990s after Maryland shifted rail commuter service northeast
away from town center to Bowie State University.
Bowie's interlocking tower seen in this photo was preserved by moving
it about 200 feet east of its prior trackside location. The tower
was originally built in Severn during 1913, then moved to Bowie where
it saw active railroad use through 1986.
Visitors can explore the tower operator's desk. Adjacent to the building
sit Bowie's former passenger station, waiting shack, and a caboose.