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Photos from the 1960's and 1970's on the Pope's Creek Secondary.

All photos by Charlie Kilbourne except where noted!

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Updated 5/31
Looking south from Collington with the loading tower to the right in August 1966.


A Pennsylvania Railroad northbound empty coal in June 1966.


Switchstand at MP 0 - Brandywine Dec. 1965.


The back of the La Plata freight station in July 1967.


Ending in April of 1981, Chessie System coal trains were routed over the Western Maryland "Dutch Line" to Fulton, Baltimore where they were turned over to Conrail.  Some of these trains were hauled by Western Maryland power all the way to Chalk Point. Attached is a rare photo of a southbound train waitng for orders at Brandywine on August 1, 1974. Standing beside the F7A #233 is Popes Creek track inspector, Buddy Beg.


A PRR Baldwin S12 switcher with a wreck train to clean up the wreck at Gallant Green in July 1968.


The town of Hall, MD at the Route 214 crossing on February 18, 1968.


A Baldwin S-12  switcher on the local on July 15, 1966.


The Upper Marlboro Station on a morning in October 1966.


This is the Navy caboose that was used on May 19, 1973 on IHC trackage.
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