Some waterfront action on the Canton on Good Friday 2014.
I had a family errand to run over on the east side of town which gave me a free hour to do some railfanning. It turned out to be a pretty productive hour, with NS, CSX and Canton action afoot.
I love catching trains “off the beaten path”. Sure, everyone (including me) has tons of photos from the common locations: St. Denis, Rockville Bridge, etc… but I really enjoy finding something somewhere that hasn’t been photographed to death. In this case, I caught CSX Q398, which runs from Cumberland to Locust Point. When arriving in Riverside Yard, it runs the “loop” that surrounds the neighborhood of Locust Point before yarding its train.
Bayview used to be a great place to sit and watch trains, before the Volunteer Corps of America moved in and ruined it. You could catch mainline action, and if your timing was good, be well-positioned to head off and chase something going down to Canton.
The Baltimore Trolley Museum is a hidden gem in Baltimore. It occupies the area originally owned by the MA&PA near Penn Station, and has a great operational collection. I visited with my friend Steve in December of 2012.