||The downtown running segment.|
Baltimore Light Rail from Transit Gloria Mundi (53 minutes) is a look at the first phase of Baltimore's LRT. The downtown segment is street running, while the bulk of the line to the north uses the right-of-way of the former Northern Central, a Pennsylvania Railroad subsidiary still used by Conrail for freight service. The transition between the two segments is via a stretch of track known as the "The Rebel Yell" because of it's resemblance to a roller coaster. The section which runs through Robert E. Lee Park is one of the most scenic pieces of light rail trackage in North America.
The first part of this tape shows a northbound trip from the Camden Yards to Timonium from several points of view, including on the train and trackside. The second part follows construction from groundbreaking through opening day. Included are details of tracklaying (both in street and conventional), overhead construction, and the arrival and testing of the new rolling stock.
This film is all colour with full soundtrack.
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