Rain at 39 degrees arrived earlier than forecast, making for one of
the more miserable - but memorable - rail history research outings.
I'm told, "Nothin' lasts forever, even cold November rain."
The view at left from downstream came during a much more pleasant autumn
day, though it seemed no amount of waiting would produce a train. This
bridge will need to be widened before it has room for the planned 4th track.
North of the river
between the railroad and Patuxent Road, from the 1920s to the 1950s
the Salvation Army operated a summer camp known as Happyland, and
later Camp Patuxent, for disadvantaged families of Washington, DC.
Attendees arrived via train, and later by bus.