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Something for the Con Men...
« on: January 28, 2008, 07:23:20 AM »
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I pulled this out from under the dresser this morning...  Shot down around Odenton in the early 90's.  Might have been Bowie.

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Re: Something for the Con Men...
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2008, 11:02:58 AM »
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Splooge!
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Re: Something for the Con Men...
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2008, 11:10:56 AM »
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Where do you think that is?

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Re: Something for the Con Men...
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2008, 11:28:03 AM »
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Re: Something for the Con Men...
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2008, 03:13:11 PM »
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John, I think you are referring to the Nevamar Corp. on Telegraph Rd. They have been out of business for several years now. When I was assigned to the Odenton Fire Station seven years ago, they would receive an occasional switch. I never actually saw the move by CSX (must have been in the middle of the night), but I could tell it had happened. I don't think much, if any, freight comes down that line nowaddays, only MARC and Amtrak service.
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Re: Something for the Con Men...
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2008, 03:53:13 PM »
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Be still my beating heart

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Re: Something for the Con Men...
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2008, 05:01:26 PM »
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John, I think you are referring to the Nevamar Corp. on Telegraph Rd. They have been out of business for several years now. When I was assigned to the Odenton Fire Station seven years ago, they would receive an occasional switch. I never actually saw the move by CSX (must have been in the middle of the night), but I could tell it had happened. I don't think much, if any, freight comes down that line nowaddays, only MARC and Amtrak service.

I used to catch MARC to Dc from the Odenton station .. they used to switch there around 5am .. always an engine on each end .. they would leave one engine on the main, switch, then come and move on to the next stop .. there are several industrial sidings off the NEC between Odenton and BWI ..

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Re: Something for the Con Men...
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2008, 08:22:04 PM »
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If that made your heart flutter, you'll need a body bag after this one...


There's more where that came from.  Legend has it that this was the last train to run the street trackage on Boston Street in East Baltimore.   Fortunately, the intrepid young editor of the East Baltimore GUIDE was there with his trusty camera...

Sorry about the abusive lettering on the image... I think I might be able to do something with these images some day...

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Re: Something for the Con Men...
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2008, 10:27:44 PM »
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Killer stuff. I love those rusted-out 38s...
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Re: Something for the Con Men...
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2008, 01:11:08 AM »
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Rusty 38's rule.
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Re: Something for the Con Men...
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2008, 07:18:44 AM »
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How about something to celebrate Atlas' latest announcement?


I'm such a tease... :-*

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Re: Something for the Con Men...
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2008, 08:34:52 AM »
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I'm going to need a difibulator after all this........CLEAR!  Whumph...Beep...Beep....Beep...
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Re: Something for the Con Men...
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2008, 08:39:34 AM »
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Here's the rest... so far...
http://www.wmrywesternlines.net/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=52

Happy drooling!

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Re: Something for the Con Men...
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2008, 12:35:59 PM »
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Odenton .. the lead into the old box factory

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Odenton,+MD,+USA&ie=UTF8&ll=39.086078,-76.699789&spn=0.000734,0.001109&t=h&z=20&om=0

there are 2 plants at the site - Nevamar made laminates at this plant for many years.  no longer receives by rail.  as an aside, the short section of east/west track is the only remaining bit of the Annapolis & Elk Ridge Rail Road/Annapolis, Washington, & Baltimore Railroad.  The ROW can be seen heading west across the former PRR NEC and into Ft. Meade.  the fort was located here at the behest of the PRR.  The line connected with the B&O at Annapolis Junction - now the site of an aggregates facility.  where the spur crosses MD 170/Telegraph Road was the diamond with the WB&A - this was called Academy Junction.  the line followed MD 175, across MD 3 and than paralleled MD 178 into Annapolis and West Street.  the ROW in Annapolis is a bike path.

the Nevamar plant has an interesting history - it started life in 1908 as the WB&A car shops, then the National Plastic Products Company in 1939 who was bought out over the years but continued to make specialty laminates.  took a tour of the place in Boy Scouts many years ago.

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Re: Something for the Con Men...
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2008, 01:51:14 PM »
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And one good turn deserves another (even if the only authentic thing is the station):
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=221062