Lee Weldon was present on what turned out to be CR's last day running along Boston St. in Baltimore. Luckilly he was out on his lunch break with his Pentax and snapped these photographs that we can enjoy today.
The final run passes some non-descript East Baltimore warehouses on its way back toward Bayview.Â
The brakeman rides the back steps of the Geep as it backs up to the loading bay.
A good broadside view of GP38-2 #8263. The old American Can Company in the background is now a chic shopping plaza for the newly gentrified Canton neighborhood that surrounds it.
The train leans into a rusty curve, working it's way back toward Bayview yard.
This building has now become a shopping center, but in this photo it was still the American Can company, consuming can stock and shipping out cans for all sorts of uses. Here 8263 is picking up the boxcar from the loading dock.
The last Boston Street run heads east toward Bayview, past the old Amoco tank farm. The giant fuel storage tanks are also gone now.
A high-rise condo is under construction in the background, foretelling the end of industry along Baltimore's waterfront. The 19th century warehouse directly behind the engine was also converted to luxury living space.
The train leaves the street running portion of Boston street.