story from a railfan
A passenger train derailed here where the siding to Brocks was. The coaches came to rest well below the roadbed and the "big hook" had quite a time getting those long cars back on the tracks. That happened in 1949 as my dad recalls. I also have a photo of a WM 1400-Potomac which derailed at the same location. Due to the Potomac's short time on WM rails, it must have occured around the same time.
At one time the spur to Brocks once extended all the way up to the B&O and connected right behind the old two-story yellow laundromat on Industrial Boulevard. There are remnant of the rails which remain in the woods on the other side of the tracks behind the laundromat. In the late 70's and early 80's, there was discussion or relaying the rails so Chessie would have a viable connection between MD. Jct. and theirmain line. Community opposition quickly quashed that idea due to fears of trains stopped and blocking traffic in the Lexington and Lafayette Ave. area.