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Section / Tool Houses

Sec. No. Location Survey Sta. Mile Date Size Notes
1 Baltimore 32+90 0.62 1908 14' 2" x 18' 2"  
2 Loch Raven 579+70 10.98 1910 14' 6" x 18' 6"  
3 Hyde 881+52 16.70 1903 14' 6" x 18' 6" Moved to Long Green in 1948
3 Long Green 835+25? 15.82 1948 14' 6" x 18' 6" Moved to farm east of station in 1959
--- Little Gunpowder 1061+00 20.24 1900 10' 0" x 10' 0" Tool house
B&B Fallston 1178+60 22.32 1902 16' 0" x 34' 6" Carpenter's shop
4 Fallston 1182+68 22.40 1911 14' 0" x 18' 0"  
5 Forest Hill 1610+52 30.50 1908 14' 6" x 18' 6"  
--- Rocks 1861+96 35.26 1913 14' 6" x 18' 6" Relocated to Red Lion c.1917
6 Pylesville 2132+10 40.39 1911 14' 6" x 18' 6"  
7 Delta 26+00? Br. 0.49? 1898   Old boxcars off trucks
7 Delta 2314+40 43.83 1911 14' 6" x 18' 6"  
8 Muddy Creek Forks 2973+65 56.32 1911 14' 6" x 18' 6"  
9 Felton 3364+75 63.73 1906 15' 6" x 18' 6"  
10 Red Lion 3599+15 68.17 --- 7' 5" x 25' 0" Torn down 1915-17
10 Red Lion 3602+50 68.23 1911 14' 6" x 18' 6" Relocated from Rocks c.1917
11 York 4066+50 77.01 1898 8' 6" x 16' 0"  

NOTES ON SECTION / TOOL HOUSES

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.

 

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