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Date: 09/10/19 07:29
A GG1 at Union Jct Tower
Author: gcm

GG1 4906 leads an Amtrak train past Union Jct Tower in Baltimore.

Sept 79

Gary






Date: 09/10/19 07:53
Re: A GG1 at Union Jct Tower
Author: BigSkyBlue

Nice Pair!  BSB



Date: 09/10/19 08:37
Re: A GG1 at Union Jct Tower
Author: ClubCar

Very nice and brings back great memories.  Thanks for sharing your photos with all of us.
John in White Marsh, Maryland



Date: 09/10/19 11:06
Re: A GG1 at Union Jct Tower
Author: refarkas

I can't recall seeing photos taken here. Well done.
Bob



Date: 09/10/19 11:21
Re: A GG1 at Union Jct Tower
Author: BlackWidow

I didn't realize there was a junction there.  Was there a divergence between freight lines and passenger lines there?



Date: 09/10/19 12:16
Re: A GG1 at Union Jct Tower
Author: King_Coal

Nice angle on a really different looking PRR tower. THanks for sharing.



Date: 09/10/19 12:46
Re: A GG1 at Union Jct Tower
Author: Cole42

BlackWidow Wrote:
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> I didn't realize there was a junction there.  Was
> there a divergence between freight lines and
> passenger lines there?

If I am remembering correctly, the WM line to their Hillen station joined the PRR here to get to Fulton Jct to their tracks west to Hagerstown and beyond.  While B&P controlled the Northern Central and Fulton interlockings.  I may not be 100% accurate, but that is what I think.



Date: 09/10/19 13:17
Re: A GG1 at Union Jct Tower
Author: Kemacprr

In the PRR days pass traffic from Washington to the west ran backwards from Washington to Baltimore. At Baltimore the G would come off and E units would be placed on the now front of the train so it could access the Northern Central to York and Harrisburg. No wye at Union just a direct SB connection. Freight traffic from Pot Yard used the corridor to Perryville and then the Port road to Harrisburg. ---  Ken 



Date: 09/10/19 15:20
Re: A GG1 at Union Jct Tower
Author: krm152

Well done photo pair.  Each gives its own perspective.
Thanks for the posting.
ALLEN



Date: 09/10/19 20:53
Re: A GG1 at Union Jct Tower
Author: fritzrr

And the tower is now the Sykesville MD visitors center/post office.

Fritz in MD



Date: 09/11/19 06:36
Re: A GG1 at Union Jct Tower
Author: Roadjob

Great shots! I never got any shots of this tower. I hung around on the other side of the station at B&P Jct. tower. Good grab on this one.

Bill Rettberg
Bel Air, MD



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