Training in Parksley
Parksley Travel Blog› entry 7 of 28 › view all entries
September 23rd, 2009 – by: Andy99
Parksley was founded in 1885. A nice looking community with Victorian houses and brick storefronts. It's recent compared with most of the Eastern Shore communities. It's also inland, because it was founded when the railway was built through the Delmarva Peninsula. The Pennsylvania Railroad built down the Delmarva from Philadelphia to tap into the agriculture and fisheries of the region--and to promote it as a vacationer's destination.
In the event, we pulled into the town square with the sky still heavily overcast, but the rain squall abated. The Eastern Shore Railroad Museum was right here, but did not appear to be open. However, an assortment of railway cars was on open display and could be photographed. I walked over to the restored railway station, part of the museum now. As I was taking photos of it, a train thoughtfully appeared, so I could work the Bay Shore Railroad train into my depot photos. Two railfans also suddenly materialized to take advantage of the photo op.
With this, the rain returned, so we likewise returned to Highway 13 to continue our journey.
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