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Annapolis Junction in Howard County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Annapolis and Elk Ridge Railroad

 
 
Annapolis and Elk Ridge Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 31, 2014
1. Annapolis and Elk Ridge Railroad Marker
Inscription. Began service in 1840 between Annapolis and the Washington Branch of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad at Annapolis Junction. Sponsored by the state, the line was a key route for travel to and from the capital. During the Civil War it was used by Union troops to bypass Baltimore and reinforce Washington after the Baltimore Riot of April 19, 1861. The line served Camp Parole from 1863-1865 and Fort Meade beginning in World War I. It was mostly abandoned by 1935 due to the rise in motor traffic.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Location. 39° 7.411′ N, 76° 47.806′ W. Marker is in Annapolis Junction, Maryland, in Howard County. Marker is at the intersection of Dorsey Run Road and Junction Drive, on the left when traveling south on Dorsey Run Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis Junction MD 20701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. U.S.S. Liberty (approx. 1.3 miles away); National Vigilance Park (approx. 1.4 miles away); EA-3B Skywarrior (approx. 1.4 miles away); Savage Mill
Annapolis and Elk Ridge Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 31, 2014
2. Annapolis and Elk Ridge Railroad Marker
(approx. 1.7 miles away); Bollman Iron Truss Bridge (approx. 1.7 miles away); Historic Savage Mill (approx. 1.8 miles away); Carroll Baldwin Memorial Hall (approx. 1.8 miles away); This Survey Point (approx. 2 miles away).
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US CivilWar, World I
 
Annapolis and Elk Ridge Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 31, 2014
3. Annapolis and Elk Ridge Railroad Marker
Almost dead center in the picture, between the roadway and the parking garage.
Savage Station on the MARC Line image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 31, 2014
4. Savage Station on the MARC Line
This commuter rail station, a couple hundred feet from the marker, and below the Dorsey Run Road overpass, is about 1/4 mile west of the site of the Annapolis Junction station.
B&O Railroad Caboose image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, December 31, 2014
5. B&O Railroad Caboose
This mid-20th century caboose is parked along Brock Bridge Road, about 100 feet east of and across the road from the Savage MARC station.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 253 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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