West of the first S curve lies another, sharper one within a
Baltimore neighborhood called Middle East.
The 1937 aerial at right zooms into three sidings in this
vicinity. The rightmost one, known as Patterson Park Yard, was
at grade, the middle was elevated with bins below for coal,
and the leftmost was covered.
The narrowest rowhouses seen here were 12 feet wide. Most south of
the railroad have been torn down. As of this writing, many north
of the railroad are abandoned; this was/is the roughest neighborhood
on Baltimore's east side, though unlike the west side, here I have
never been greeted by gunfire.
Aerial photos suggest the three sidings faded from use beginning during
the 1950s, with the middle one still in use into the 1980s.
Though none remain in service some artifacts can be found...