Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad Historical Society

Other Structures of the
Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad

Section/Tool Houses
Section No.: 1 Location: Baltimore Survey Sta.: 32+90
Milepost: 0.62 Date: 1908 Size: 14' 2" x 18' 2"
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Section No.: 2 Location: Loch Raven Survey Sta.: 579+70
Milepost: 10.98 Date: 1910 Size: 14' 6" x 18' 6"
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Section No.: 3 Location: Hyde Survey Sta.: 881+52
Milepost: 16.70 Date: 1903 Size: 14' 6" x 18' 6"
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Moved to Long Green in 1948.
Section No.: 3 Location: Long Green Survey Sta.: 835+25?
Milepost: 15.82 Date: 1948 Size: 14' 6" x 18' 6"
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Moved to farm east of station in 1959.
Section No.: Location: Little Gunpowder Survey Sta.: 1061+00
Milepost: 20.24 Date: 1900 Size: 10' 0" x 10' 0"
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Tool house.
Section No.: B&B Location: Fallston Survey Sta.: 1178+60
Milepost: 22.32 Date: 1902 Size: 16' 0" x 34' 6"
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Carpenter's shop.
Section No.: 4 Location: Fallston Survey Sta.: 1182+68
Milepost: 22.40 Date: 1911 Size: 14' 0" x 18' 0"
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Section No.: 5 Location: Forest Hill Survey Sta.: 1610+52
Milepost: 30.50 Date: 1908 Size: 14' 6" x 18' 6"
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Section No.: --- Location: Rocks Survey Sta.: 1861+96
Milepost: 35.26 Date: 1913 Size: 14' 6" x 18' 6"
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Relocated to Red Lion c.1917.
Section No.: 6 Location: Pylesville Survey Sta.: 2132+10
Milepost: 40.39 Date: 1911 Size: 14' 6" x 18' 6"
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Section No.: 7 Location: Delta Survey Sta.: 26+00? Br.
Milepost: 0.49? Date: 1898 Size:  
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Old boxcars off trucks.
Section No.: 7 Location: Delta Survey Sta.: 2314+40
Milepost: 43.83 Date: 1911 Size: 14' 6" x 18' 6"
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Section No.: 8 Location: Muddy Creek Forks Survey Sta.: 2973+65
Milepost: 56.32 Date: 1911 Size: 14' 6" x 18' 6"
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Section No.: 9 Location: Felton Survey Sta.: 3364+75
Milepost: 63.73 Date: 1906 Size: 15' 6" x 18' 6
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Section No.: 10 Location: Red Lion Survey Sta.: 3599+15
Milepost: 68.17 Date: Size: 7' 5" x 25' 0"
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Torn down 1915-1917.
Section No.: 10 Location: Red Lion Survey Sta.: 3602+50
Milepost: 68.23 Date: 1911 Size: 14' 6" x 18' 6"
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Relocated from Rocks c.1917.
Section No.: 11 Location: Yor Survey Sta.: 4066+50
Milepost: 77.01 Date: 1898 Size: 8' 6" x 16' 0"
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Section/Tool House Notes:

Survey stations and mileposts were taken from the 1918 ICC right-of-way drawings. Sizes were taken from the 1918 ICC Valuation Reports.

The 1913 Annual Report shows seven tool houses built at a cost of $898.99. It is assumed that the ICC dates are correct and the Annual Report reflects previous omission errors which were corrected.

The passenger station at Towson Heights was moved to Red Lion March 20 & 21, 1957 to serve as an additional tool house and was located on the north side of the existing section house.

Seven houses had the same width and depth according to the ICC Valuation Report. All have the same height (9' 6" + 14' 6") except Forest Hill which is shown as 8' + 12'. Fallston, which has a somewhat smaller footprint, is shown as having a height of 9' 6" + 14' 6", the same as the "standard" section houses. Were there actually eight "standard" section houses?

The eight "standard" section houses were served by 3' x 4' oil houses except Fallston which had an 8' x 10' house. York was served by a 4' x 5' oil house. Delta did not have an oil house.

Water Stations
Name: Baltimore Milepost: 0.5 Type: Stand pipe
In Service: 1915-1958 Capacity: City water ICC Code: P6C-C
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Name: Maryland School Milepost: 11.8 Type: Tank
In Service: 1909-1958 Capacity: 28,000 ICC Code: PRR TW25
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18.5' dia. x 14' high
Replaced Loch Raven water station.
Name: Vale Milepost: 24.1 Type: Tank
In Service: 1916-1958 Capacity: 28,000 ICC Code: PRR TW25
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18.5' dia. x 14' high
New tank - Date from ICC Valuation Reports & Annual Reports.
Old pump & engine from Dog Knot installed with shed in 1923.
Name: Bel Air Milepost: 26.6 Type: Stand pipe
In Service: 1917-???? Capacity: Town water ICC Code: PRR B-B
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Name: Rocks Milepost: 35.2 Type: Tank
In Service: 1904-1958 Capacity: 28,000 ICC Code: PRR TW25
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18.5' dia. x 14' high.
Name: Spout Falls Milepost: 47.9 Type: Tank
In Service: 1920-1958 Capacity: 11,320 ICC Code:  
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Name: Dog Knot Milepost: 65.8 Type: Tank
In Service: 1914-1958 Capacity: 28,000 ICC Code: PRR TW25
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18.5' dia. x 14' high.
New pump & engine installed in 1923.
Name: York Milepost: 76.5 Type: Tank
In Service: 1908-1958 Capacity: 12,000 ICC Code: PRR TW10
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13' dia. x 12' high.
Name: York Milepost: ?? Type: Stand pipe
In Service: 1914-???? Capacity: From tank ICC Code: S8C-C
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Older Water Stations
Name: Baltimore Milepost:   Type: ??
In Service: 1881-1915 Capacity: ??  
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Name: Loch Raven Milepost:   Type: Tank
In Service: 1882-1909 Capacity: ??  
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Station moved to Maryland School due to failure of water source. Condition of tank prohibited its relocation.
Name: Hyde Milepost:   Type: Tank?
In Service: 1883-c.1895 Capacity: 15,000  
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Name: Vale Milepost:   Type: Tank
In Service: 1883-1916 Capacity: ??  
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Name: Bel Air Milepost:   Type: Tank?
In Service: 1883-1915 Capacity: ??  
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Name: Fern Cliff Milepost:   Type: Tank?
In Service: 1883-1907 Capacity: ??  
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Name: Cardiff Milepost:   Type: Tank?
In Service: 1883-1905 Capacity: ??  
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Name: Delta Milepost:   Type: ??
In Service: ????-1904 Capacity: ??  
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In 1904, Rocks tank effected a $120.00 per year savings at Delta.
Name: Spout Falls Milepost: 47.9 Type: Trough
In Service: 1876?-1920 Capacity: Stream  
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Water supply was a trough feeding directly from stream to tender.
Name: Felton Milepost:   Type: Tank
In Service: 1877-1914 Capacity: ??  
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Name: York Milepost:   Type: Tank
In Service: 1874-1914 Capacity: ??  
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Notes on Other Railroad Structures

Data has been gathered from various sources, including Annual Reports, AFEs, the M&PA's Shop Book and photographs.

Information compiled by the late Charles T. Mahan, Jr.

 

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