A southbound view at Watervale (Vale), Md. It is early in the 1900s in this bucolic locale.Author's collection.
The Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad
The standard gauge Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad was created in 1901; the result of a consolidation of two former narrow gauge railroads: The Baltimore and Lehigh Railway Company and the York Southern Railroad Company. Prior to this organizational milestone, however, there existed a fascinating history involving many narrow gauge predecessors... But rather than me rewrite more, I urge the reader to checkout the concise history of the Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad as found in the websites cited below:
The Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad Historical Society
Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad Preservation Society