The Gregarious Railfan
Perryville, MD  21903 (population, 4,361)                Page 2

GPS: N 39.55832, W 76.07387   Google map   

Scanner: Amtrak: 160.920 [54]; NS: 160.800 [46]

Railroad: Amtrak Mid-Atlantic Division    (Northeast Corridor)  

Railfan Access:  Limited

Description:    Perryville, Maryland and Havre de Grace, Maryland (population, 12,952) are on opposite sides of the
mouth of the Susquehanna River at the Northern tip of Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. They are joined by a double
tracked truss railroad bridge, about ½ of a mile long.  Amtrak trains along their busy Northeast Corridor use this
bridge (about 70-80 trains per day) as well as NS trains (NS trains, about 12 per day, mostly in the late evening
and at night.) Marc has 4 departures in the morning and 4 arrivals in the evening at the Perryville Marc station,
(GPS coordinates above) Also the CSX has a bridge across the river about ½ mile upriver, that sees about 24 trains a
day.  Parking is available at the Perryville station but frequently filled with commuter’s cars.  In Havre de Grace there
are several good “bridge view” vantage points.  There is a toll for crossing the Susquehanna River Eastbound (?) by car.

Approximate # trains per 24 hours: 90+ on the NE Corridor Route

Gregariousness quotient: Low

Local breakfast: Waffle House (N 39.55270, W 76.10108)

Local Fast Food: on US-40

Local Pub and grub: Tidewater Grille on the Bay with a view of the Bridge. (N 39.55083, W 76.09001)

Lodging: Super 8, 929 Pulaski Highway (US-40) in Havre de Grace (N39.54953, W76.10446)
“Even if you're on the right track, you'll get
run over if you just sit there.” - Will Rogers
Denver Todd is The Gregarious Railfan
Todd Sestero is the RAILFAN GUIDES of the U.S.
November 2014
Photo op
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Railroad Bridges
Amtrak's Susquehanna River Bridge
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