I've been enamored with a number of shortlines. Some of my favorites include the Coudersport & Port Allegeny, Wellsville, Addison & Galeton and the Susquehanna & New York that all ran in northern Pennsylvania. Each line seems to have it's own "personality"-something the larger roads seem to be missing.
Since relocating to southern Maryland, I've discovered the long gone, little documented "Washington, Brandywine & Point Lookout" that, despite its grandiose name, only ever ran from Brandywine (Prince George's County) and a connection with the PRR, to Mechanicsville (St. Mary's County). After struggling along under different names, and owners, the line was finally taken over by the US Government during WWII, extended to the Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Lexington Park, only to finally to fall into disuse again in the 1960s when aviation fuel began being transported to the base by barge. The line was finally torn up during the early 1970's.
Art Audley, AA3RT
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