|The Georgetown Branch : Links
Here are some sites which carry Georgetown Branch or similarly related information. Please let me know if any of these links are broken so I can fix 'em up.
|The B&O Railroad Historical Society NEW 09/09/2003
Dedicated to the preservation of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.
|Capital Crescent Trail
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. Also, a detailed history and landmarks along the trail. A must-read for all who are new to the GB.
|Kelly's Railroad Page
Kelly is also in the process of producing a model of the Georgetown Branch. 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: Opening the Rock Creek Trestle
A site dedicated to Trails in Silver Spring, MD - there is a section on the Capital Crescent Trail's opening of the Rock Creek trestle. contains some neat info and photos.
|Washington Canoe Club: Archives
The Washington Canoe Club has existed since the turn of the century. It's been down on the Georgetown waterfront almost as long as the trains have been there. The archives date back to the 1920s and have lots of neat old pics - one with a steam engine in it! See if you can spot it.
|Library of Congress: American Memory
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
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
A neat collection of old photos around Georgetown University. Several shots showing the waterfront from mid 1800's on.
|Greenhorne & O'Mara
Also working on rehabilitating the trestle over Rock Creek is this design team. They have a neat Flash animation on their site showing some of the aspects of the bridge prior to any work beginning.
|D.C. Underground: Heavy Rail NEW 09/09/2003
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 NEW 09/29/2003
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.
|Biking USA's Rail Trails NEW 09/29/2003
A pic of the South end of the Dalecarlia Tunnel as it currently appears during the Summertime.
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