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Re: Baltimore and Drum Point Railroad
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2018, 08:02:18 PM »
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Re: Baltimore and Drum Point Railroad
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2018, 10:40:17 PM »
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Just a couple comments from a guy that has been familiar with that area for about 70 years.

(1) I saw that ice-free "port" freeze over in the '60s and '70s.  Baltimore has frozen just a few more times.

(2) That "alternative" route along the electric power transmission line from the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Plant was more extremely opposed than the actual nuclear power plant when it was proposed and built in the 1970s.  Environmentalists hated it.  They didn't want it to cross St. Leonards Creek and "spoil the view" from the "historic site" that once was the county seat on the creek, but is now unrecognizable if you aren't a field archeologist.  And experts swore that those 500,000 volt power lines were unhealthy to be around.  Funny how views change.  And the path that power line follows has some pretty steep grades and deep gullies.