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Ellicott's Mills - America's Oldest
 
Ellicott City Station is the oldest surviving railroad station in America, and was the original terminus of the first 13 miles of commercial railroad in the country. It is now home to The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum. The site features the Main Depot building, constructed in 1830-31; the freight house, designed by E. Francis Baldwin and built in 1885; a replica of the first horse-drawn passenger rail car, the Pioneer; and a 1927 "I-5" Caboose. See http://www.borail.org/Ellicott-City-Station.aspx for more information.

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Wed Nov 05, '08 12:00PM
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Uploaded By: Walter Rowe

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ISO: 200 Focal Length: 56 mm
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Date/Time: 05/11/08 14:00:26 Exposure Bias: -1 EV
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Authored by: Richard P Schoettger on Thursday, August 04 2011 @ 07:42 AM EDT Ellicott's Mills - America's Oldest

Walter....My first thought was "fresh air!".  This is a really wonderful setting with autumn leaves and the "Petticoat Junction" station.  Wonderful and so very reflecitve of times gone by.  I really love this and thanks for the excellent add-on information too.  

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Authored by: Joe Becker on Thursday, August 04 2011 @ 09:41 PM EDT Ellicott's Mills - America's Oldest

Walter, I like your leading lines into the image and the colorful leaves. Thanks for your commentary on this historic place. Looks like a great place to go and visit!

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Thanks guys. See that black railing along the right side of the tracks? I had to jump that to cross the tracks and get this viewpoint. Less than a minute after I snapped this a modern diesel locomotive came roaring around the far corner towards me. I had to scoop up my stuff, cross the tracks and leap over that rail before the train came along and took me with it! Exhilarating!

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Authored by: Avi Hirschfield on Friday, August 05 2011 @ 10:41 PM EDT Ellicott's Mills - America's Oldest

Wonderfull shot and it sounds like you are having fun out there Wink


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Authored by: Namrata Sen on Sunday, August 07 2011 @ 01:11 AM EDT Ellicott's Mills - America's Oldest
Lovely photograph, especially with the autumn setting in the background Smile Thanks for sharing the historical facts as well as your thrilling experience Smile Smile
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Authored by: Patrick Flynn on Monday, August 08 2011 @ 12:35 AM EDT Ellicott's Mills - America's Oldest

TPN Photo Shoot this autumn??? Ellicott Mill seems pretty ideal.

I am definitely joining Roger Maki on the Eastern Shore for the Waterfowl Festival in November - is this anywhere nearby that area, or en route???

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Yes, by all means, an autumn outing would be terrific. Ellicott Mills is in Ellicott City right up here next to Baltimore. Centennial Park here in Columbia usually has spectacular colors near sunset during autumn. Brookeside Gardens is also very nice in the fall. And if we shoot from the Virginia side, Great Falls is also excellent when you can capture those golden colors as a canvas for the falls.

Count me in on the Eastern Shore too. I love it over there and Blackwater is a beautiful area.

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