In the 1950s, as railroads underwent major changes, some marginal lines stood on the brink of extinction. Steam locomotives grew scarcer by the month, as did rail passenger connections. With a keen eye for location and composition, James Gallagher in Trackside Maryland captures the drama and majesty of steam transportation in Maryland in its waning days, when passing trains left clouds of cinders and smoke behind them and the sound of steam whistles still echoed across the landscape--all these sights and sounds giving way ...

Trackside Maryland: From Railroad to Main Line 2003, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801873232

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