The new Richland siding ran from a bumper block at the station on Rt 40 to new switch just east of the railroad crossing south of town. The siding switch was attached to a radio base that would announce on the road channel when the switch was opened.
Not much more to it than that so I'll just dive into the pictures. You can find the whole set here
Here M410 crosses the Rt 552 crossing several miles south of Richland on its northbound trip from Tuckahoe.
And finally PRR #7000 after it clears the switch.
Finally back in Baltimore I caught CSX performing some track maintenance to rectify the gigantic wet spot on the cut portion of the Baltimore Belt Line.
They had dug out the sides for better drainage and then laid new ballast. I caught a ballast tamper getting the new stone to compress into place. If you ever wondered how a railroad can lay ballast on top of the track and then get it under the ties they use a set of vibrating probes to cause the new rock to settle down between the ties.
Well that's all for now. Enjoy.