The Chesapeake and Allegheny Live Steamers, Leakin Park, Baltimore, Maryland

John Cowgill: Stories of the Railroad

IMG_8958

The city of Baltimore, Maryland is a city of many firsts.  It is where the National Anthem of the United States of America was written by a man named Francis Scott Key while in captivity on a ship looking towards the flag that was still waving above Fort McHenry.  It is the home of the first Catholic Church in the United States of America.  It is where the National Road, the first major road to go west, began.  It is also the birthplace of the American railroad and the home of the first Railroad Bridge and, south of the city, the first aqueduct.  The amazing thing is that all of these places exist today and can be visited.  As the birthplace of the American railroad, the city remains a railroad mecca in the nation, and many of the old railroad sites and stations remain although some of these places are…

View original post 351 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s