Links

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Society
http://www.borhs.org
Dedicated to the preservation of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. An excellent Archives and knowledge base.

Capital Crescent Trail
http://www.cctrail.org
Half of the Georgetown Branch has been paved over and is now enjoyed by commuters, hikers, bikers, and others. The site has a few vintage images of the GB in action, a detailed history and notes on landmarks along the trail. A must-read for all who are new to the GB.

Kelly's Railroad Page
http://georgetownbranch.blogspot.com/
Kelly is also in the process of building a model of the Georgetown Branch. he's on his second iteration and is a real pro when it comes to design, innovation and construction. We have been swapping ideas and I have got a great bit of insight from our conversations. Visit the site to see a track plan, a map of Georgetown and a track chart of the GB and some other great stuff.

Silver Spring Trails
http://www.silverspringtrails.org/
A site dedicated to building a network of trails in lower Montgomery County. There is a section on the Capital Crescent Trail featuring such items as the opening of the Rock Creek trestle and the ongoing trail status. Contains some neat info and photos.

B&O RR Photo Tours - The Georgetown Branch
http://www.trainweb.org/oldmainline/metgb1.htm#top
A wonderful site with photo tours of the B&O from all around the region. The recent completion of the B&O tour is no exception. The tour spans the entire line with photos and descriptions of many landmarks along the way including links to other photos for greater context. A really wonderful resource for anyone interested in the line.

Library of Congress: American Memory
http://memory.loc.gov
An invaluable research tool on the internet! Try searching for the following "georgetown waterfront washington" (for a HABS/HAER study of the C&O Canal aqueduct, w/ some photos that have rails in them, and some vintage shots of the waterfront), "bethesda maryland" (general Bethesda shots, some of Griffith Consumers Co. fuel facilities which was served by the B&O). Go ahead - try your own search criteria - if you find anything neat, let me know!

Baltimore and Ohio Yahoo! Group
http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/Baltimore_and_Ohio
Another treasure trove of info! This is where you will probably find the best resource with the greatest amount of info. I recommend typing "georgetown branch" into the search field and read thru all the GB related posts in your spare time - you will learn a lot! And, if you care to learn more, join the group (I have found it immensely helpful and friendly) and post your questions after you've searched out the list for previous posts.

Georgetown University Library Special Collections: Photos
http://www.library.georgetown.edu/dept/speccoll/i/page/our_neighborhood.htm A neat collection of old photos around Georgetown University. Several shots showing the waterfront from mid 1800's on.

D.C. Underground: Heavy Rail
http://www.belowthecapital.org/rail/
A neat site devoted to the underground (and some above ground) rails in Washington, DC. There are some great photos of the "GSA, Coal & Ash House, West Heating Plant", which was the terminus of the Georgetown Branch for all of its later years. This is located at the East end (railroad West) of Georgetown Yard. Nice! (*scroll to the bottom of the page)

Abandoned Railroads of the US
http://abandonedrailroads.homestead.com/md_georgetownjct_georgetowndc_bo.html A site devoted to its namesake, there is a page devoted to the GB. Mainly a quick description of the remaining right-of-way, this page has a few photos.

NRHS (National Railway Historic Society) - DC Chapter, DC RR History
http://www.dcnrhs.org/learn/washington-d-c-railroad-history/timeline-of-washington-d-c-railroad-history An extensive timeline of historic events in Washington DC railroad history including the GB. Puts the history of the line into context with the rest of the region as well as points out some key events in the history of the line.