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Brunswick in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Train No. 286 Bell Memorial

 
 
Train No. 286 Bell Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
1. Train No. 286 Bell Memorial
Inscription. (below the window) Preserve the memory of train crew by ringing this bell for Ricky, Jimmy and Jim.

(above the window) The bricks which make up the base of the bell memorial came from the B & O roundhouse that once stood in Brunswick, Maryland. The bell is similar to the one that was aboard car #7762 on #P-286 on February 16, 1996.

(adjacent stone marker) In memory • Ricky Orr, Engineer • Jimmy Major Jr., Conductor • Jim Quillen, Asst. Conductor • Heroes of P#286 that gave their lives on February 16, 1996.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) marker series.
 
Location. 39° 18.732′ N, 77° 37.656′ W. Marker is in Brunswick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on Railroad Square near Maryland Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. It is adjacent to the Brunswick train station. Marker is in this post office area: Brunswick MD 21716, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Memorial ( here, next to this marker); Brunswick ( a few steps from this marker); The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad ( within shouting distance of this marker); Brunswick River Mural
Adjacent Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
2. Adjacent Stone Marker
( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); From Dirt Path to Main Street ( about 400 feet away); One Time Rivals ( about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Brunswick ( about 400 feet away); Water Power ( about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brunswick.
 
More about this marker. The memorial, built from train car parts, encloses a control-car bell with a pull rope from the clapper to the outside that allows for the ringing of the bell.
 
Regarding Train No. 286 Bell Memorial. This memorial commemorates the CSX crew of the eastbound Maryland Rail Commuter (MARC) train No. 286 that originated in Brunswick and was on its 49 mile run to Washington when it collided with Amtrak’s westbound Capitol Limited en route to Chicago. The collision occurred in Silver Spring, Maryland, in a snow storm. The commuter train’s three-man crew and 8 commuter train passengers were killed and 26 passengers from both trains were injured.
 
Also see . . .
1. Collision on the Brunswick Line. Illustrated article by David
Brass Plate Below Window image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, November 4, 2006
3. Brass Plate Below Window
Fry on the Danger Ahead! – Historic Railway Disasters website. (Submitted on August 4, 2007.) 

2. The Railroad. Chapter 4 of the work by the Brunswick History Commission. (Submitted on August 4, 2007.) 

3. Impossible Challenge: The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in Maryland. (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
4. Impossible Challenge II: Baltimore to Washington and Harpers Ferry from 1828 to 1994. (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
5. The Met: A History of the Metropolitan Branch of the B&O Railroad, It's Stations and Towns. (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
6. The Baltimore and Ohio in the Civil War. (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
7. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in the Potomac Valley (Golden Years of Railroading). (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
8. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (Railroad Color History). (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
9. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (MBI Railroad Color History). (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
10. Baltimore and Ohio's Capitol Limited and National Limited (Great Passenger Trains). (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
11. Route of the National Limited (Baltimore and Ohio Passenger Service Volume 1). (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
12. Route of the Capitol Limited (Baltimore and Ohio Passenger Service, Volume 2). (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
13. The Great Road: The Building of the Baltimore and Ohio, the Nation's First Railroad 1828 - 1853. (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Brass Plate Above Window image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
4. Brass Plate Above Window
Brunswick Station at Dusk image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, November 4, 2006
5. Brunswick Station at Dusk
One of the Last B&O Color Position-Light Signals image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
6. One of the Last B&O Color Position-Light Signals
CSX Corporation has been replacing CPL-style signals unique to the B&O railroad it absorbed. This is one of the last of them.
New Seaboard-style Signal image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, November 4, 2006
7. New Seaboard-style Signal
At the other end of the eastbound MARC platform is the Seaboard Railroad (SBD) -style signal. This picture was taken at nearby Point Of Rocks, MD.
“WB” Tower at Brunswick, Illuminated by the Setting Sun image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 16, 2007
8. “WB” Tower at Brunswick, Illuminated by the Setting Sun
This is the last railroad tower in Maryland still in operation.
B&O Color Position-Light Signal in Square Corner Park image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 30, 2017
9. B&O Color Position-Light Signal in Square Corner Park
Similar to the now-removed signal seen in Photo 6
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,068 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   3. submitted on August 9, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on August 4, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   6, 7. submitted on August 9, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   8. submitted on August 4, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   9. submitted on May 15, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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