For those of you who aren't familiar, it is a picturesque little area, particularly in the fall. As you approach from the general area of Catonsville by car (RTE 166 if I recall), you drop down a steep hill, make an S curve and start following a little river(Patapsco?). AT the base of this hill is the winding ROW on the other side of the river. You can see an old spur, leading to a trestle that crossed the river and serviced some sort of factory. The road makes a sharp curve and you cross the river, duck under the tracks and you enter Historic Downtown Ellicott City. To me, it is a beautiful area...an old railroad town that refuses to be killed off by the trappings of the modern suburbs. Normally, I couldn't care less about a passing train. This is one of the few areas where I'll stop and admit" well, that's just pretty," as the train goes by.
This is a terrible story for the young ladies, their families, the horrified train crew, CSX and the many mom and pop stores of Ellicott City that are already struggling to survive.
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I want my road foreman!