Friday, November 18, 2011

Walking and documenting the B&O Railroad

John David Hiteshew Sr. and Jr. — both known as David — spent four years walking and exploring hundreds of miles of Maryland railroad trackage to document the industrial infrastructure and physical characteristics of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, the nation's first common carrier railroad that began building westward from Baltimore in 1827.
They were armed with walking shoes, notepads and a digital camera used to photograph trackage, alignments, curves, grades, tunnels, culverts, bridges — both stone and steel, yards, signals and wayside structures affiliated with the railroad. Continued

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