From the Aegis
BY KAREN TOUSSAINT, Aegis staff
Once upon a time, not so very long ago, a train meandered over 77 miles of track between Baltimore and York, Pa., crossing Harford County from the Cardiff quarry district in the north to Fallston and Baldwin in the west as part of that journey.
Various railways joined the 1867 Maryland Central to eventually become the Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad, affectionately known locally as the “Ma & Pa”…and sometimes, the “Maybe and Perhaps” or the “Misery and Patience.”
Rail enthusiast and author James E. Dalmas calls a new publication by Harford County authors Henry C. Peden Jr. and Jack L. Shagena Jr. “the ultimate book about America’s favorite short line railroad, the famous Ma & Pa.”