Nov 18, 2011

Walking and documenting the B&O Railroad

(Baltimore Sun) John David Hiteshew Sr. and Jr. — both known as David — spent four years walking and exploring hundreds of miles of Maryland railroad trackage to document the industrial infrastructure and physical characteristics of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, the nation's first common carrier railroad that began building westward from Baltimore in 1827.
They were armed with walking shoes, notepads and a digital camera used to photograph trackage, alignments, curves, grades, tunnels, culverts, bridges — both stone and steel, yards, signals and wayside structures affiliated with the railroad.
They also recorded stations, towers, shop buildings, and the remains or foundations where structures had once stood. No detail, no matter how mundane or pedestrian, escaped their attention and recording process. Continued

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