Saturday, February 21, 2009
Harpers Ferry and the Railroads
Two railroads, the Baltimore & Ohio, and the Winchester & Potomac converge at Harper's Ferry, and pass over a couple of bridges to the Maryland side of the Potomac. The W & P line passed right behind our house on curved tracks, and made the most wild screech of iron wheels on iron track as it slowly moved by. And, of course, their freight trains usually came through in the middle of the night! However, there was an advantage having the trains right there -- you could take a passenger train directly to Washington, D.C. and back.