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Parkton in Baltimore County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Parkton, MD Track Chart

Circa 1930

 
 
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By F. Robby, May 24, 2020
1. Parkton, MD Track Chart Marker
Inscription.  The spot where you are standing was once one of the busiest centers for the Northern Central Railroad in the state of Maryland. There were two 90 railroad car sidings, two crossover switches, three locomotive sidings for repairs and storage, a wye turnaround, the remains of which can still be seen on the west side of I-83, for a complete direction change, two through-tracks north and south, an attended train station, a water tank and water stand pipe for steam locomotives. At this location in 1876 the Parkton and Manchester Railroad was begun but was abandoned one year later for financial reasons and never completed.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1876.
 
Location. 39° 38.734′ N, 76° 39.696′ W. Marker is in Parkton, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker can be reached from Dairy Road, 0.4 miles west of York Road (Maryland Route 45), on the left when traveling west. Marker is about 20 yards south (left, coming from York Rd) of where Dairy Road crosses the NCR rail trail, along the
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By F. Robby, May 24, 2020
2. Closeup of top half of marker
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NCR trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Parkton MD 21120, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Virginia Hall (approx. 1.2 miles away); Flag (approx. 1˝ miles away); Bentley Springs (approx. 2.1 miles away); Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail (approx. 2.3 miles away); White Hall (approx. 2.3 miles away); 509 Electrical Light Display Block Signal (approx. 2.4 miles away); Fosters "Masemore" Mill (approx. 2.7 miles away); Freeland (approx. 4.3 miles away).
 
Closeup of bottom half of marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, May 24, 2020
3. Closeup of bottom half of marker
Parkton, MD Track Chart Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, May 24, 2020
4. Parkton, MD Track Chart Marker
As seen from the trail.
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By F. Robby, May 24, 2020
5. Parkton, MD Track Chart Marker
Looking north along the trail towards Dairy Road.
Parkton, MD Track Chart Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, May 24, 2020
6. Parkton, MD Track Chart Marker
Looking south along the trail toward the marker, from Dairy Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 2, 2020, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 2, 2020, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.

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