Ben Sullivan's Railroad & Industrial Photos & Journal

Welcome. I am in the process of revamping this site quite a bit, as I have more photos to add, missing photos that I've never got around to fixing and stuff that just doesn't belong! Thanks for visiting and enjoy!
- Ben, 01/05/2004

I have traveled quite a bit in my day and shot a few photos of both railroad and industrial subjects. One of my true passions is the observation of worlds and times past. The presence of people and machines and the footprints they leave facinates me. I have gathered some of my work here together for you to enjoy. I am no expert, and there are undoubtably errors on this page. I welcome comments and corrections; please email me at

Some other RR pages I have to offer:

The Georgetown Branch - of the B&O RR, ran from the Silver Spring, MD area through Chevy Chase, Bethesda and on into Washington, DC where it terminated at the waterfront area of Georgetown.

The East Broad Top RR - Some shots of recent restoration work, the trains in action and some others from out on the line.

Date (click to view) Subject Location Country Content
04/24/1999 - 04/25/1999 WV & MD Railfanning
Tunnelton, WV, WVN RR, Cumberland, MD.
WV, MD USA 20 images
07/20/1999 Cape Cod Rails
CCC Hyannis, MA yard
Hyannis, MA USA 7 images
10/24/2000 Commuter Flight PHI - DCA
Sparrows Point Bethlehem Steel plant
Baltimore, MD USA 6 images
11/18/2000 Pennsylvania railfanning
Cheney, Glen Mills, Westtown, PA
PA USA 21 images
new 10/06/04
Maryland Central Model Railroad (MCMR)
Club layout in Silver Spring, MD
Silver Spring, MD USA 31 images
05/02/2001 L'Enfant Plaza, Washington, DC
Catenary, CSX Intermodal
Washington, DC USA 7 images
05/02/2001 MCMR construction
Adding new Digitrax DCC system
Silver Spring, MD USA 15 images
05/04/2001 L'Enfant Plaza, Washington, DC
overpass stones
Washington, DC USA 2 images
new 10/13/04
Downtown Baltimore
Some old buildings and an LRV.
Baltimore, MD USA 6 images
07/02/2001 B&O Station/Park, Gaithersburg, MD
BC&G 2-8-0 #14 & some other pieces
Gaithersburg, MD USA 143 images
new 10/06/04
B&O Station, Laurel, MD
1884 station designed by F. Baldwin on the Washington Br.
Laurel, MD USA 21 images
new 10/13/04
Long abandoned, I hiked across it on the Appalachian Trail.
ME USA 5 images
new 10/19/04
NH Railfanning
NHV Whitefield yard with some other New England in there too.
VT, NH, MA USA 55 images
new 10/01/04
VRE Commuter
Westbound rt. 395/495. FP-59 & Bombardier coaches.
Springfield, VA USA 1 image
02/10/2002 Virginia Shipbuilding Co., Jones Point Lighthouse, etc.
Some really neat foundations & extant stuff
Alexandria, VA USA 10 images
new 10/01/04
Waynesboro bridge & yard
An old C&O RR logo & the yard, shot while on a bike trip.
Waynesboro, VA USA 10 images
06/02-14/2002 Canadian Honeymoon
In British Columbia and Alberta we saw lots of RR stuff
British Columbia & Alberta CAN 93 images
08/17/2002 The Chatham, MA Railroad Museum
This Cape Cod museum is filled with great artifacts
Chatham, MA USA 22 images
08/24/2002 The Maryland & Delaware RR
The Snow Hill line has lots of history
Selbyville, DE USA 20 images
08/31/2002 WV & MD Road Trip
..., Davis, Oakland, Cumberland and more
WV, MD USA 58 images
10/20/2002 Old Coach being restored in New England
Came across an old passenger coach
Tyngsboro, MA USA 7 images
new 10/01/04
B&O Railroad Museum Damage
Presidents Day storm dumped over 2' of snow - roof collapsed.
Baltimore, MD USA 5 images
08/19/2003 Tom Matty's Western Maryland RY, Thomas Sub. HO layout
The benchwork, trackwork & wiring is nearly complete
Gaithersburg, MD USA 19 images
11/26/2003 B&O Bridge, Newark, DE
Still has the old "Capitol Dome" logo stenciled on the side
Newark, DE USA 5 images
02/17/2004 B&O Randolph Rd. crossing the Metropolitan Branch
Now CSX, trains still rush past here many times a day.
Rockville, MD USA 6 images
03/20-21/2004 Delmarva Road Trip
Lewes, Maryland & Delaware RR, NS, Wyoming, Clayton.
DE USA 33 images
05/29-31/2004 MD / PA Road Trip
Frederick, Gettysburg, Point of Rocks & Dickerson.
MD & PA USA 25 images
new 12/07/04
Hyannis Yard
Cape Cod Central RR & the remains of the Old Colony/NH
Hyannis, MA USA 66 images
new 9/28/04
B&O Bridge, Elkridge, MD
On the Washington Br., about 3/4 mi. from Thomas Viaduct
Elkridge, MD USA 5 images



































My model Railroad related projects : I am currently working on a model railroad in my basement depicting the Georgetown Branch of the B&O RR ca. 1947-50 or so. The line ran from Silver Spring, MD thru Chevy Chase and Bethesda, on into DC and down into Georgetown, DC. I am currently in the planning and room-prep stage. Check my Georgetown Branch website for more info!

all images on these pages © 1999-2004 Benjamin Sullivan, all rights reserved
last updated 12/07/2004