OK, I promise this is the last picture of damp utility poles;
they were all I could find during this photo trip. What can I
say that's interesting here? Umm, the poles are very tall, as
made evident by the Stop sign at the corner.
If anyone knows of some surviving AE&R relics, bridges, mile markers,
track remains, etc., please let me know where they can be found.
Less than a mile ahead the Annapolis Mall now sits atop the ROW, which
then generally had paralleled the north side of West Street into
downtown Annapolis. By comparing old maps, I'd guess Bowman Road
and Poplar Avenue are built on the old AE&R alignment.
Reader Joan Owens wrote with some info:
"I was born and raised just
outside of Annapolis, and when I was a very young child, the trains still
ran to Annapolis. The tracks went by Germantown Elementary School,
parallel to Poplar Avenue,
if I'm remembering correctly. Bowman Road doesn't ring a bell."
Here is a list of stations dating from
the period after the A&ER had been acquired by the WB&A:
Camp Meade Junction
Naval Academy Junction
Iglehart (Sherwood Forest)
Bay Ridge Junction
Annapolis (West Street)
Annapolis (U.S. Naval Academy)