I don't know why I don't have more than one picture from this trip, which was one of our favorites. Perhaps I ran out of film or the camera battery died. Or maybe none of the other pictures came out right. That one isn't that great, so I'm tempted to believe that is the real reason.

Nowadays (2017) Brunswick, MD, is celebrating its rail heritage with an annual Railroad Days festival. It started right around the time of our visit in 1983. The Brunswick Heritage Museum, once called the Brunswick Railroad Museum, also focuses on the town's railroading heritage.

If we visited the Museum, I don't remember it. What I do remember vividly was visiting the workshops. There were huge planers that shaved steel rails for use with railroad switches or points. There were equally huge punches that could punch holes into the steel rails. We learned why American steel was loosing ground to Japanese steel: poor quality. I shuddered at the sign: Number of days since last accident - 0.


As we toured the facility I picked up this scrap steel shaving produced by the planer. I no longer have it on display due to the sharp edges. I also picked up a piece of steel punched out of a rail, but I don't know where it may be nowadays. It's possible that I tossed it somewhere along the line.

I took a picture of this while preparing this album.

Point of Rocks Station

This is the only picture I have from the time of our visit. We stopped by the Point of Rocks station, which was at the time being restored.

It is one of the most photographed stations in the country. Understandably so!

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