Sykesville, MD 21784 (population, 4,400)
GPS: N 39.36400, W 76.96895 (Baldwin Station) Google map
Scanner: CSX 160.230 , 160.320 
Railroad: CSX Baltimore Division, Old Main Line
Description: Not many trains, but steeped in RR History with Baldwin Station, an old B&O station converted to a
gourmet restaurant. RR displays, and something that can only be described as a ‘Historic RR Feel”. More info at
RAILFAN GUIDES of the U.S. Clik here
Approximate # trains per 24 hours: 10 mostly coal and ethanol unit trains. However this line frequently handles
overflow traffic from CSXs Metropolitan Sub west of Washington D.C.
Nearby RR stuff: immediately NW of Baldwin Station there is a restored tower that was moved from Baltimore to
this location and now serves as a visitor center. Next to the tower is a C&O coach, and a B&O Caboose.
Other interesting or fun stuff: The small historic town of Sykesville offers quaint and eclectic shopping as well as
several gourmet dining opportunities.
Gregariousness quotient: Low to Medium
Local Food: Baldwin Station $$$
Local Pub and grub: E.W. Beck’s Pub $$
Lodging: The Inn at Norwood B&B $$$ (N 39.36661, W 76.97045), 7514 Norwood Avenue, or Chain Hotels within
15 to 20 miles to the east in suburban Baltimore
TRAINS article on Sykesville, (access is limited to subscribers)
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Denver Todd is The Gregarious Railfan
Todd Sestero is the RAILFAN GUIDES of the U.S.
TRAINS April 2014
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