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 the spot at which I snapped this photo. From MD 32
take the Dorsey Run Road exit, then find Henkels Lane which parallels 32
on the south side. 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.
Until it closed in 1997, Henkel's was located within a ~100 year
old Annapolis Junction hotel. 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.
Link: Henkel's history