Baltimore and Susquehanna Railroad Marble Track Bed

Baltimore and Susquehanna Railroad Marble Track Bed (HM2B8)

Location: Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093 Baltimore County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 26.936', W 76° 38.144'

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Marble blocks from Cockeysville area quarries were used in 1836 to bed the track for this section of the Baltimore and Susquehanna. One of the nation's earliest commercial railroads. Revealed during construction of the MTA Light Rail, the marble track bed represents an early British experimental railroad technology that was only briefly used in the U. S. The B&S RR opened a corridor between central Pennsylvania and Baltimore, strategically drawing commerce away from Philadelphia. Rail transport helped make Cockeysville marble one of Baltimore County's most important 19th century industrial products.
HM NumberHM2B8
Historical Period19th Century, 18th Century
Historical PlaceTrain
Marker TypeOther
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Placed ByMaryland Historical Trust Maryland Transit Administration
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 2:43pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] SEPTEMBERSPARROW1666  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 359254 N 4367873
Decimal Degrees39.44893333, -76.63573333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 26.936', W 76° 38.144'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 26' 56.1600" N, 76° 38' 8.6400" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)410, 443
Can be seen from road?No
Is marker in the median?No
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 98 Landstreet Rd, Lutherville-Timonium MD 21093, US
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