I have a photo of a remarkably similar monument erected in Philadelphia in 1839 by the Philadelphia, Wilimington and Baltimore Railroad. That monument is in terrible shape and is inaccessible except from Amtrak's northeast corridor tracks. http://www.panoramio.com/photo/91781240
Growing up in Washington, D.C., I had the pleasure of not only enjoying Glen Echo every year, but working there as a teenager. 1958,59 and 1960 I was employed by B&B Catering Company who supplied all of the personnel for all of the food stands. Candy Corner was my main stand, but we worked all of the different food stands when needed. Candy Apples or Candy Cotton cost a quarter. We had to make the candy apples from scratch in a large brass pot. The Stand had to be ready to open at 10 AM and we closed at 10 PM and then cleaned for the next day. Pay was $45.00 a week for working six days plus the two hour round trip travel time. The stand was right next to the Roller Coaster and I got to ride it and all of the rides for free by giving the ride employees free food. I rode that wooden coaster thousands of times over the years. The swimming pool was the best food stand to work as the girls at the pool were fun to talk with. Remembering growing up with and working at Glen Echo Amusement Park is one of those extremely fond memories I have.
Some history: Union Bridge Station is a historic railway station in Union Bridge, Carroll County, Maryland. It was built in 1902 as a stop for the Western Maryland Railway. It is representative of the rural railway stations constructed during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The station's two buildings are arranged with their south façades lengthwise fronting the railroad tracks. The railroad operated a major railroad car shop adjacent to the station from the late 19th century until the 1950s. The shop buildings were demolished in 1964. The station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.
Idyllic place & magnificent photo! Kind regards
Peaceful and beautiful place. Very nice photo. Hello from Athens.
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"Sorry I am so slow getting to your fire, there was a train held me up"
A fantastic bridge, quite an intricate structure. Is this just a footbridge?
Best regards from NSW, Australia.
The Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad-Kittitas Depot is a railroad station in Kittitas, Washington that was built in 1909 by the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (the "Milwaukee Road") as part of the railroad's Pacific Extension.
The depot is a rectangular, single-story, wood-frame building. It was built to serve the local community by shipping agricultural products. A small rail yard served the potato packing houses. In 1919, after the railroad electrified, an electric substation and operators' houses were built adjacent to the depot. In 1974, the substation was razed, and the operators' houses were sold to private individuals. After the railroad abandoned the Pacific Extension, the depot was taken over by the State of Washington and now is part of the Iron Horse State Park, a rails-to-trails initiative.
The depot was listed in the National Register because of its association with the Milwaukee Road and the development of railroads in Washington.