Nov 16, 2007

Whistle-stop tour through Eastern Baltimore County

(Times-Herald) ... In eastern Baltimore County, the B&O was in constant competition with its rival, the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR), for access to track between Baltimore and Philadelphia. Ultimately, in the late 1880’s both railroads eventually developed parallel routes of track between the two cities. Today’s “Penn Line,” which is utilized by both Amtrak and the Maryland Transit Administration’s MARC commuter rail service, was the PRR’s track while the rail line about five miles to the north was the B&O’s Philadelphia Branch. Continued.

Photo by Warren Olt: MA&PA Railroad at Glen Arm, Maryland. MDRails collection.