Union Station in Washington, DC is the end of the line for
B&O's Washington Branch. After years of neglect, during the 1980s
the station was restored to its original glory. Fortunately,
the grand structure was recognized for its place in history
before it could be demolished and replaced. This was where the
Pennsylvania Railroad, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Southern Railway
and others met to exchange passengers in the heyday of rail travel.
These days, it remains an important station for train travel.
The stone mile markers along the route
indicate the distance between Baltimore and Washington is 40 miles.
So, why, you may ask does this site list Union Station at mile 39?
The source of the one-mile discrepancy remains uncertain. Even adjusting
for the location of the B&O's original station (pre-Union Station)
does not account for the difference.
Links to older pictures:
Images of Union Station,