The Gregarious Railfan
Sykesville, MD  21784 (population, 4,400)

GPS: N 39.36400, W 76.96895 (Baldwin Station)   Google map   

Scanner: CSX 160.230 [8], 160.320 [14]

Railroad:  CSX Baltimore Division, Old Main Line

Description: Not many trains, but steeped in RR History with Baldwin Station, an old B&O station converted to a
gourmet restaurant. RR displays, and something that can only be described as a ‘Historic RR Feel”. More info at
RAILFAN GUIDES of the U.S.     Clik here   

Approximate # trains per 24 hours: 10 mostly coal and ethanol unit trains. However this line frequently handles
overflow traffic from CSXs Metropolitan Sub west of Washington D.C.

Nearby RR stuff: immediately NW of Baldwin Station there is a restored tower that was moved from Baltimore to
this location and now serves as a visitor center. Next to the tower is a C&O coach, and a B&O Caboose.

Other interesting or fun stuff: The small historic town of Sykesville offers quaint and eclectic shopping as well as
several gourmet dining opportunities.

Gregariousness quotient: Low to Medium

Local Food: Baldwin Station $$$

Local Pub and grub: E.W. Beck’s Pub $$

Best choice for lodging: The Inn at Norwood B&B $$$ (N 39.36661, W 76.97045), 7514 Norwood Avenue, or Chain
Hotels within 15 to 20 miles to the east in suburban Baltimore

TRAINS article on Sykesville, (access is limited to subscribers)
“Everybody has something to offer the world, even rapists, murderers,
and politicians. Well, maybe not politicians.” - Jarod Kintz
Denver Todd is The Gregarious Railfan
Todd Sestero is the RAILFAN GUIDES of the U.S.
January 2015
TRAINS April 2014
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