The standard "roster shot" angle is one you won't see very often at this Web site.
This time it serves to illustrate this engine's gray paint scheme.
You can drive right to this spot: from MD 32 take the Dorsey Run Road exit,
head south and find Henkels Lane which parallels 32. Drive to where it ends
trackside. A decade earlier Henkel's Restaurant would have blocked the view,
as in the 1930s photo at right from near the same spot as mine; the photo
appears to include a B&O penstock (water for steam engines) at right, fed
by an all but forgotten creek that still flows under the tracks here.
Until it closed in 1997, Henkel's was located within a ~100 year old Annapolis
Junction building formerly occupied by Howard's Hotel and an Adams Express Company
office. The restaurant was famous for its overstuffed sandwiches, and was a
favorite of railroad crews. A menu dating to the 1980s is inset at right. In
1999, the building was intentionally burned down for a fireman training exercise.