Turntable & Track

Turntable & Track (HM24DQ)

Location: Ellicott City, MD 21043 Howard County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 16.036', W 76° 47.697'

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Ellicott City Station

The single set of tracks outside the museum's fence was the original right-of-way of the Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) Railroad. Now owned by CSX Transportation, this right-of-way has been in continuous use since 1830. For many years there were two sets of track that stretched from Baltimore to Ellicott City. Due to flooding, erosion, and a decrease in operations, the line has been reduced to a current single track.

The set of tracks leading into the east end of main depot depict the track layout between 1833 and 1863. The second set of tracks on the wooden bridge depicts a partially restored turntable used between 1863 and the 1890s. The B&O built the turntable to turn around local freight and passenger trains that ran between Baltimore and Ellicott's Mills.
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HM NumberHM24DQ
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Date Added Friday, January 5th, 2018 at 7:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 345153 N 4347971
Decimal Degrees39.26726667, -76.79495000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 16.036', W 76° 47.697'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 16' 2.1600000000001" N, 76° 47' 41.82" W
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Area Code(s)202, 410, 443, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3711 Maryland Ave, Ellicott City MD 21043, US
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