Aberdeen in Harford County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
2008 Restoration of P.B. & W. Railroad Crossing and Later Pennsylvania Railroad Watchman's Shed
Location. 39° 30.677′ N, 76° 9.858′ W. Marker is in Aberdeen, Maryland, in Harford County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Park Street and Diamond Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in the southwest corner of Aberdeen Festival Park. Marker is in this post office area: Aberdeen MD 21001, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. This is a Section of “The Generalís Highway” (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Aberdeen Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away); Aberdeen Proving Ground (approx. ľ mile away); Hallís Cross Roads ENIAC (approx. 0.7 miles away); Old Post Road (approx. 2.2 miles away); Havre de Grace Racetrack (approx. 3.3 miles away); Spesutia Church (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aberdeen.
Also see . . . Aberdeen Shed Gets a New Life. David Kohn, The Baltimore Sun, September 28, 2008. (Submitted on February 26, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
1. Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad
Railroad was known as P.W.& B. Railroad and was eventually bought by the Pennsylvania Railroad. The marker incorrectly identifies it as P.B & W. Railroad.
Prior to closing the RR crossing on East Bel Air Avenue, the watchman would be alerted by signal that a train was approaching. He would then blow a whistle and manually lower a gate to halt traffic. This crossing lead to the main entrance to Aberdeen Proving Ground and slow freight trains led to major traffic backups.
Aberdeen had two railroad stations, the PWB (later Pennsylvania and now Amtrak) which is still in use, and
— Submitted February 27, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars • Roads & Vehicles •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 26, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 527 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 26, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.