Conrail's Pope's Creek Secondary

The Pope's Creek Secondary was the original line that the PRR purchased to surreptitiously gain access to Washington DC. It left what became the Northeast Corridor at Bowie MD and went toward points on the shores of the Potomac River serving two coal fired power plants at Chalk Point and Morgantown MD.

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SD40-2 6366, GP30 2240, U23B 2750, B23-7 1978 & GP38-2 8024 are leading a S/B ULK (Chalk Point) coal train. Here, before heading south, it is switching some cars at the south end of the Collington Siding under Old Annapolis Road on the Pope's Creek Secondary. 12:15PM on 8/14/83 in Bowie, MD.
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A good mix of CR power (SD40-2-6366, GP30-2240, U23B-2750, B23-7-1978 & GP38-2-8024) is leading a S/B ULK (Chalk Point) coal train. Here, its crossing Mt. Oak Road on the Pope's Creek Secondary. 12:45PM on 8/14/83 in Bowie, MD.

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Our S/B ULK (Chalk Point) coal train on the Herbert Secondary heading toward Chalk Point. 2:00PM on 8/14/83 near Malcolm, MD
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Another shot of S/B ULK (Chalk Point) coal train on the Herbert Secondary heading toward Chalk Point. 2:00PM on 8/14/83 near Malcolm, MD

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