Corporate Genealogy
Philadelphia, Baltimore & Washington

INTRODUCTORY

The Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington is a corporation of the States of Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland, having its principal office at Philadelphia, Pa. It is controlled by the Pennsylvania Railroad through ownership of the entire capital stock. It controls, through ownership of a majority of the capital stock, The Delaware Railroad Company and The Delaware, Maryland and Virginia Railroad Company, whose several common-carrier properties it operated on December 31, 1917. It controls, further, through ownership of the entire capital stock of each, The Baltimore and Sparrows Point Railroad Company and the Rosslyn Connecting Railroad Company, which operated their own properties on December 31, 1917.

It controls jointly with other companies, through ownership of capital stock to the extent indicated, the following named companies, whose properties were operated on December 31, 1917, by their own organizations:

Percentage
of stock
ownership
Baltimore, Chesapeake & Atlantic Railway Company; jointly controlled with the Pennsylvania Railroad, The Delaware Railroad Company, and New York, Philadelphia and Norfolk Railroad Company 28
Union Railroad Company of Baltimore; jointly controlled with The Northern Central Railway Company 42
The Washington Terminal Company; jointly controlled with The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company 50

The property of the Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, except 9.94 miles leased to the Philadelphia and Reading Railway Company, as hereinafter described, was operated by its own organization from September 15, 1916, to December 31, 1917. By a lease dated December 13, 1917, effective January 1, 1918, the whole property was leased to the Pennsyvania Railroad Company for 999 years, subject to the prior lease of 9.94 miles to the Philadelphia and Reading. On January 1, 1918, its common-carrier property, owned and leased with that of the Pennsylvania Railroad, was taken over for operation by the United States Railroad Administration which operates it on date of valuation.

CORPORATE HISTORY

The Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington was incorporated September 15, 1916, under the general laws of Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland, for the purpose of acquiring the property, rights and franchises of the following companies through articles of consolidation dated April 3, 1916; Elkton and Middletown Railroad Company of Cecil County, The Philadelphia and Baltimore Central Railroad Company, Columbia and Port Deposit Railway Company (July 1890), and Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad Company. Pursuant to this purpose the Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington acquired at its organization, September 15, 1916, the property, rights and franchises of the four railroad corporations named. It also acquired the property, rights and franchises of the Chester Creek Railroad Company under an agreement of September 21, 1917, and of the Pomeroy and Newark Railroad Company under an agreement of October 15, 1917.

The Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, itself, and those companies, together with their predecessors, total 39 different corporations, of which four underwent a change of name and one underwent three such changes, and comprise the line of corporate succession culminating in the Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington as at present constituted. The following chart shows the names of the corporations, the respective dates of incorporation and for each predecessor, the date of succession, the immediately succeeding corporation, and the manner of succession. Reference to each of these corporations is made in the last column by its respective number shown in the first column.

No. Name Incorporation Succession
1 The Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad Company. Under general laws of Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland, Sept. 15, 1916, through articles of consolidation.
2 Elkton and Middletown Railroad Company of Cecil County. Under general laws of Maryland, Mar. 8, 1880. Consolidated Sept. 15, 1916, with 3, 13, and 22, to form 1.
3 The Philadelphia and Baltimore Central Railroad Company. Under general laws of Pennsylvania and Maryland, Oct. 15, 1881, through articles of consolidation dated Oct. 16, 1881. Consolidated Sept. 15, 1916, with 2, 13, and 22, to form 1
4 Philadelphia and Baltimore Central Railroad Company. Under special law of Maryland, Mar. 10, 1854, and a special law of Pennsylvania Apr. 6, 1854, through articles of consolidation dated June 20, 1854. Consolidated Oct. 31, 1881, with 7, to form 3.
5 Baltimore and Philadelphia Rail Road Company Under special law of Maryland, May 28, 1852. Consolidated Nov. 11, 1854, with 6, to form 4.
6 The Philadelphia and Baltimore Central Railroad Company. Under special law of Pennsylvania, Mar. 17, 1853, letters patent issued Oct, 26, 1853. Consolidated Nov. 11, 1854, with 5, to form 4.
7 The West Chester and Philadelphia Railroad Company. Under special law of Pennsylvania, Apr. 11, 1848. Consolidated Oct. 31, 1881, with 4, to form 3.
8 Philadelphia and Delaware County Railroad Company. Under general laws of Pennsylvania, Apr. 28, 1890. Sold to 3, Dec. 11, 1913.
9 Philadelphia Midland Rail Road Company. Under general laws of Pennsylvania, Aug. 18, 1885. Sold at foreclosure Mar. 15, 1890, and reorganized as 8.
10 The Philadelphia and Chester County Rail Road Company. Under general laws of Pennsylvania, Oct. 22, 1877. Sold at foreclosure July 2, 1885, and reorganized as 9.
11 Philadelphia and Chester County Railroad Company. See 12 Sold at foreclosure Sept. 7, 1877, and reorganized as 10.
12 Philadelphia, Delaware and Chester Central Railroad Company. Under special law of Pennsylvania, Mar. 17, 1871. Name changed to 11, Apr. 9, 1872.
13 Columbia and Port Deposit Railway Company (July, 1890). Under general laws of Maryland, June 21, 1890, and of Pennsylvania July 17, 1890, through articles of consolidation dated May 29, 1890, effective July 1, 1890. Consolidated Sept. 15, 1916, with 2, 3, and 22, to form 1.
14 Columbia and Port Deposit Railway Company (May, 1890). Under general laws of Pennsylvania, May 28, 1890. Consolidated July 1, 1890, with 15, to form 13.
15 The Port Deposit Railroad Company. Under general laws of Maryland, May 28, 1890. Consolidated July 1, 1890, with 14, to form 13.
16 Columbia and Port Deposit Railroad Company (1864). Under special laws of Maryland, Feb. 20, 1858, and Feb. 17, 1864, and of Pennsylvania Apr. 4, 1864, through articles of consolidation dated June 1, 1864. Sold at foreclosure May 28, 1890, road in Pennsylvania to 14, road in Maryland to 15.
17 Columbia and Port Deposit Railroad Company (1858). Under special law of Maryland, Feb. 20, 1858, as amended Feb. 17, 1864. Consolidated July, 1864, with 18, to form 16.
18 The Columbia and Port Deposit Rail Road Company. See 21 Consolidated July, 1864, with 17, to form 16.
19 Columbia And Maryland Line Railroad Company. See 21 Name changed to 18, Apr. 5, 1864.
20 Columbia and Maryland Line Railroad. See 21 Name changed to 19, Apr. 1, 1863.
21 Washington and Maryland Line Railroad Company. Under general law of Pennsylvania, Apr. 30, 1857. Name changed to 20, Mar. 29, 1860.
22 Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad Company. Under general laws of Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland and special law of Maryland of Apr. 8, 1902, through articles of consolidation dated July 15, 1902, filed in Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland Nov. 1, 1902. Consolidated Sept. 15, 1916, with 2, 3, and 13, to form 1.
23 Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad Company. Under special laws of Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland through articles of consolidation dated Feb. 5, 1838, recorded in Maryland Feb 12, 1838, filed in Pennsylvania June 26, 1857. Consolidated Nov. 1, 1902, with 37, to form 22.
24 Baltimore and Port Deposit Rail Road Company. Under special law of Maryland, Mar. 5, 1832. Consolidated Feb. 12, 1838, with 25 and 27, to form 23.
25 The Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad Company. See 26 Consolidated Feb. 12, 1838, with 24 and 27, to form 23.
26 The Philadelphia and Delaware County Rail-Road Company. Under special law of Pennsylvania, Apr. 2, 1831, and letters patent dated May 23, 1831. Name changed to 25, Mar. 14, 1836.
27 The Wilmington and Susquehanna Railroad Company. Under special law of Delaware and of Maryland through articles of consolidation dated Apr. 18, 1836, recorded in Delaware Apr. 19, 1836, and in Maryland May 6, 1836. Consolidated Feb. 12, 1838, with 24 and 25, to form 23.
28 The Wilmington and Susquehanna Rail Road Company (1832). Under special law of Delaware, Jan. 18, 1832. Consolidated Apr. 18, 1836, with 29, to form 27.
29 Delaware and Maryland Rail Road Company. Under special law of Maryland, Mar. 14, 1832. Consolidated Apr. 18, 1836, with 28, to form 27.
30 The New Castle and Frenchtown Turnpike and Rail Road Company. Under special law of Delaware, Jan. 16, 1830, through articles of consolidation dated Mar. 31, 1830, and filed the same date. Merged into 23 under agreement dated Mar. 28, 1877, filed in Delaware May 15, 1877.
31 New-Castle and French Town Turnpike and Rail Road Company. See 32 Consolidated Mar. 31, 1830, with 33 to form 30.
32 The President, Managers, and Company of the New-Castle and Frenchtown Turnpike Company. Under special law of Delaware, Jan. 24, 1809, and of Marylnad Jan. 6, 1810. Name changed to 31, Mar. 14, 1828.
33 New Castle Turnpike and Railroad Company, The See 34 Consolidated Mar. 31, 1830, with 31, to form 30.
34 The New Castle Turnpike Company. Under special law of Delaware, Jan. 30, 1811. Name changed to 33, Feb. 7, 1829.
35 Southwark Rail-Road Company. Under special law of Pennsylvania, Apr. 2, 1831. Merged into 23 under agreement dated Mar. 28, 1877, filed in Pennsylvania May 21, 1877.
36 The New Castle and Wilmington Rail Road Company. Under special law of Delaware, Feb. 19, 1839. Merged into 23 under agreement dated Mar. 28, 1877, filed in Delaware May 15, 1877.
37 Baltimore and Potomac Rail Road Company. Under special law of Maryland, May 6, 1853. Consolidated Nov. 1, 1902, with 23, to form 22.
38 South Chester Railroad Company. Under general laws of Pennsylvania, articles of association dated June 8, 1891, filed June 22, 1891. Sold to 22 under agreement dated Feb. 9, 1906, filed Mar. 31, 1906.
39 Chester Creek Railroad Company. Under special law of Pennsylvania, Apr. 16, 1866. Sold to 1, Nov. 12, 1917, under agreement of Sept. 21, 1917.
40 Pomeroy and Newark Railroad Company. Under general laws of Pennsylvania, and special law of Delaware through articles of consolidation dated Dec. 2, 1881, filed in Delaware Dec. 3, 1881, and in Pennsylvania Dec. 29, 1881. Sold to 1, Dec. 14, 1917, under agreement of Oct. 15, 1917.
41 The Pomeroy and State Line Railroad Company. Under general laws of Pennsylvania, certification of organization dated Feb. 21, 1880, filed Feb. 26, 1880. Consolidated Dec. 3, 1881, with 42, to form 40, through articles of consolidation dated Dec. 2, 1881, filed in Delaware Dec.3, 1881, and in Pennsylvania Dec. 29, 1881.
42 Newark and Delaware City Railroad Company. Under special law of Delaware, certificate of organization dated Apr. 28, 1880, filed Apr. 30, 1880. Consolidated Dec. 3, 1881, with 41, to form 40, through articles of consolidation dated Dec. 2, 1881, filed in Delaware Dec.3, 1881, and in Pennsylvania Dec. 29, 1881.
43 The Pennsylvania and Delaware Railway Company. Under general laws of Pennsylvania, and special law of Delaware through articles of consolidation dated Mar. 17, 1873, filed in Delaware May 1, 1873 and in Pennsylvania, May 3, 1873. Sold at foreclosure Aug. 12, 1879, part in Pennsylvania to 41, and part in Delaware to 42.
44 The Delaware and Pennsylvania Railroad Company. Under special law of Delaware, Feb. 26, 1857. Consolidated May 1, 1873, with 45, to form 43.
45 Pennsylvania and Delaware Rail Road Company. See 46. Consolidated May 1, 1873, with 44, to form 43.
46 Doe Run and White Clay Creek Railroad Company. Under special law of Pennsylvania, Aug. 20, 1868. Name changed to 45, Aug. 9, 1870.

DEVELOPMENT OF FIXED PHYSICAL PROPERTY

The owned mileage of the Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, amounting to 416.928 miles, was acquired by consolidation, purchase, and construction. Of the 38 corporations that comprise the line of succession culminating in the Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington as at present constituted, 16 corporations did not construct any road or other common-carrier property. These companies were:

The property constructed by the remaining corporations, the years when the various portions of the line were constructed, and the manner in which the Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington acquired the property are indicated in the following table, wherein, to facilitate comparison with the table showing corporate succession, previously given, the same order of corporations is maintained.

Acquired by construction:
      Near South Fifty-eighth Street, Philadelphia, Pa., to Hog Island, Pa., 1918 4.50
Eddystone to Philadelphia, Pa., 1918 7.62
Odenton to Admiral, Md., 1917  1.71 13.83
Acquired in the consolidation of 1916:
From the Elkton and Middletown Railroad Company of Cecil County, constructed by that company, Elkton to Big Elk River, Md., 1895 0.31
From the Philadelphia and Baltimore Central Railroad Company--
      Constructed by that company, Brandywine Summit to National Kaolin Works, Pa., 1888 1.63
Constructed by the Philadelphia and Baltimore Central Railroad Company--
      Wawa, Pa., to Rising Sun, Md., 1865
Rising Sun to Octoraro, Md., 1867
45.79
Constructed by The West Chester and Philadelphia Railroad Company, Philadelphia to West Chester, Pa., 1858 26.22
Constructed by the Philadelphia and Delaware County Railroad Company--
Fernwood to Newtown Square, Pa., 1895 9.92
Fernwood to Millbourne, Pa., 1900 2.27
From the Columbia and Port Deposit Railroad Company (July, 1890)--
Constructed by that company, Columbia, Pa., to Port Deposit, Md., 1877 39.83
Constructed by the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad Company, Perryville to Port Deposit, Md., 1866 (2A)  3.70
From the Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad Company--
Landover, Md., to Washington, D.C., 1907 6.33
Near South Street to Gray's Ferry, Philadelphia, Pa., 1905 0.80
Connection with Columbia and Port Deposit Railway at Frenchtown, Md., 1907 0.98
Constructed by the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad Company--
Perryville to Port Deposit, Md., 1866 (1) (2B) 3.70
Gray's Ferry to Chester, Pa., 1872 11.54
Landlith to Augustine, Del., 1882 2.14
New Castle to connection with Shellpot Branch, Del., 1888 5.50
Edge Moor to north of Newport, Del., 1888 4.82
Pennsylvania-Delaware State line to Naaman's Creek, Del., 1895   0.72
Total 28.42
Less road sold to the Delaware Railroad Company--
Rodney, Del., to a connection with the Shellpot Branch of the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad Company north of Christiana River, 1891 11.50
New Castle to the Shellpot Branch of the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad Company, 1891  5.50
Less road sold to the Columbia and Port Deposit Railway Company (July, 1890), Perryville to Port Deposit, Md., 1893 (2C)  3.70
Total sold 20.70
Net amount of above items  7.72
Constructed by the Baltimore and Port Deposit Rail Road Company, Havre-de-Grace to Baltimore, Md., 1837 35.30
Constructed by the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad Company--
Seventh Mile Post, Pa., to Pennsylvania-Delaware State line, 1836
Gray's Ferry to Seventh Mile Post, Pa., 1837
19.00
Pennsylvania-Delaware State line to Wilmington, Del., 1837 7.00
Constructed partly by The Wilmington and Susquehanna Rail Road Company (1836)--
Wilmington, Del., to Delaware-Maryland State line, commenced by The Wilmington and Susquehanna Rail Road Company (1832), completed 1837 14.70
Delaware-Maryland State line to Perryville, Md., commenced by the Delaware and Maryland Rail Road Company, 1837 18.00
Constructed by The New Castle and Frenchtown Turnpike and Rail Road Company, New Castle, Del., to Frenchtown on Elk River, Md., 1831 16.19
Less road abandoned, Rodney, Del., to Frenchtown on Elk River, Md., 1859  9.01
Net of above items 7.18
Constructed by the Southwark Rail-Road Company, from Cedar (now South) Street in Philadelphia, Pa., via Broad Street to Prime Street (now Washington Avenue) thence via Prime Street (now Washington Avenue) to the Delaware River, 1835. In 1870 the tracks on Broad Street were removed and a track built on Swanson Street. At the date of merger May 21, 1877, the length of this road was 1.71
Constructed by The New Castle and Wilmington Rail Road Company, Wilmington to New Castle, Del., 1852 4.90
Constructed by the Baltimore and Potomac Rail Road Company--
Baltimore to Pope's Creek, Md., 1873
Bowie, Md., to south end of Long Bridge, D. C., 1873 18.90
Loudon Park to Claremont Stock Yards, Md., 1892 1.20
Constructed by the South Chester Railroad Company--
Chester, Pa., to the Pennsylvania-Delaware State line, 1892 2.72
Lamokin, Pa., to a connection with the main line of the South Chester Railroad Company, 1892 0.49
Linwood to Marcus Hook, Pa., 1893   0.55
Constructed by The Delaware and Pennsylvania Railroad Company, from a point near Newark to Delaware City, Del., about 1873  11.82 362.070
Acquired by purchase, Nov. 12, 1917, from the Chester Creek Railroad Company, constructed by that company, Lenni to Lamokin, Pa., 1869 6.530
Acquired by purchase, Dec. 14, 1917, from the Pomeroy and Newark Railroad Company:
Constructed by The Delaware and Pennsylvania Railroad Company, Pennsylvania-Delaware State line to Delaware City, Del., about 1873 19.00
Constructed by the Pennsylvania and Delaware Rail Road Company, Pomeroy, Pa., to the Pennsylvania-Delaware State line, 1872 21.26
Total 40.26
Less road sold by Newark and Delaware City Railroad Company to Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad Company, from a point near Newark to Delaware City, Del., 1881 11.82 28.440
Total 410.870
Remeasurements and reclassifications  6.890
Total recorded mileage 417.760
Difference between recorded mileage and mileage inventoried   0.832
Mileage inventoried as of date of valuation 416.928

Note 1: This appears to duplicate an entry made above, and thus may be an error. Back.

Note 2: Note 1 is itself an error. Lin Bongaardt kindly unraveled the matter, for which I thank him. The 3.70 miles was built by the PB&W (2B), then sold to the the Columbia and Port Deposit (2C), then re-acquired when the C&PD was consolidated with the PB&W (2A). Back to 2A

TRAFFIC CONNECTIONS

The Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington has important connections with other lines of the Pennsylvania system at Philadelphia, Pa., Wilmington, Del., and Baltimore, Md. Physical connections with foreign railroads are shown in the reports upon the operating carriers.

INVESTMENTS IN OTHER COMPANIES

The investments of the Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington in other companies on date of valuation are stated in its records at a total book value of $10,206,114.94. The total of such investments to date of valuation amounts to $14,804,495.35 par value and $10,610,846.67 recorded book value. Of these, there have been disposed of $3,035,716 par value eith a recorded book value $167,538, leaving on date of valuation investments of $11,768,779.35 par value and $10,443,308.67 recorded book value. A statement of the several investments recorded as of date of valuation, with their respective par values and book values, follows.

Stocks: Par value Book value
     Affiliated carrier corporations--
     Baltimore and Sparrows Point Railroad Company, The 150,000.00 1,400,000.00
Baltimore, Chesapeake and Atlantic Railway Company--
     Common 250,000 1.00
Preferred 454,950.00 340,583.31
Delaware, Maryland and Virginia Railroad Company, The 329,533.33 134.33
Delaware Railroad Company, The 2,704,600.00 2,619,594.00
Rosslyn Connecting Railroad Company 100,000.00 1.00
Union Railroad Company of Baltimore 875,000.00 925,000.00
Washington Terminal Company, The 2,126,000.00 1,816,850.00
Williamsport & North Branch Railroad Company    16,518.00      1,000.00
Total   7,006,601.33   7,103,163.64
Affiliated noncarrier corporations, Delaware Water Company      240,200.00      240,200.00
Nonaffiliated carrier corpoations, Southern Pacific Company    1,848,700.00    1,833,340.85
Other stocks, Industrial Improvement Comany of Wilmington, Del.          100.00           1.00
Total, stocks 9,095,601.33 9,176,705.49
Bonds, affliated carrier corporations:
Allegheny Valley Railway, a predecessor of the Pennsylvania Railroad 132,000.00 122,392.91
Cambria and Clearfield Railroad Company, a predecessor of the Pennsylvania Railroad 192,000.00 174,808.71
Chartiers Railway Company, predecessor of The Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad Company 28,000.00 25,189.98
Connecting Railway Company, The 9,000.00 8,230.74
Delaware, Maryland and Virginia Railroad Company, The 658,979.51 1.00
Maryland, Delaware and Virginia Railway Company 30,400.00 1.00
Grand Rapids & Indiana Railway Company 25,000.00 21,418.75
Junction and Breakwater Railroad Company,a predecessor of The Delaware, Maryland and Virginia Railroad Company 250,000.00 1.00
Pennsylvania Company 229,000.00 199,227.66
Philadelphia and Erie Railroad Company, a predecessor of the Pennsylvania Railroad 30,000.00 30,952.24
Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Luois Railroad Company, The 3,000.00 2,498.67
United New Jersey Railroad and Canal Company, The 8,000.00 7,385.28
Washington Terminal Company, The 203,000.00 203,000.00
Worcester Railroad Company, predecessor of The Delaware, Maryland and Virginia Railroad Company    399,500.00          1.00
Total, bonds 2,197,879.51 795,108.94
Advances to affiliated noncarrier corporations, Manor Real Estate Trust Company    234,298.51    234,298.51
Miscellaneous:
Commercial Exchange of Philadelphia, certificate of membership None 1.00
Philadelphia Maritime Exchange, certificate of membership None        1.00
Total, miscellaneous ------ 2.00

In addition, the Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington records an investment in its own securities represented by the bonds of predecessor companies taken over as part of the assets received with the property of those companies as follows:

Issued by Par value Book value
Columbia and Port Deposit Railway Company (July, 1890) 53,000.00 49,290.95
Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad Company 3,000.00 2,902.78
Chester Creek Railroad Company 185,000.00 185,000.00
Total 241,000.00 237,193.73

LEASED RAILWAY PROPERTY

The entire property of the Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, except the road between Gray's Ferry and Ridley Junction (Eddystone), Pa., about 9.948 miles, is leased to the Pennsylvania Railroad for 999 years from January 1, 1918. The lessee is obligated to pay the fixed charges and taxes and 6 per cent upon the capital stock. The 9.948 miles is leased to the Philadelphia and Reading Railway Company. On January 1, 1918, the common-carrier property of the Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington was taken over for operation with that of the Pennsylvania Railroad by the United States Railroad Administration which operated it at the date of valuation.

The Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington has the right of use, on date of valuation, of facilities owned by other companies and has let to other companies the right to use facilities owned by it to the extent indicated in the statement below.

Solely owned but not used, leased to Philadelphia and Reading Railway Company: Gray's Ferry to Ridley Junction (Eddystone), Pa., 9.948 miles of all tracks. Agreement of July 1, 1873, made by the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad Company; term 999 years from July 1, 1873. The stipulated rent was $350,000 payable at the time the lease was made and $1 a year thereafter. The Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad Company agreed to convey to the Philadelphia and Reading Railway Company, when it could legally do so, a title to the leased property without the payment of any additional sum. There is no provision in the agreement for payment for improvements made to the leased property by the lessee -------
Solely used but not owned, leased from The Delaware Railroad Company: Entire property, Wilmington to Delmar, Del., with five branch lines, 245.188 miles of road. Agreement of Feb. 24, 1910, made by the Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad Company; term 99 years from Feb. 24, 1910, annual rental $431,764.00
Jointly used but not owned, used with--
      The Catonsville Short Line Railroad Company: Loudon Park to Catonsville, Md., 3.748 miles for movement of freight traffic only. Agreement of Mar. 1, 1910, made by the Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad Company, effective on that date for a term of one year and to continue in force thereafter subject to cancellation upon 60 days' notice from either party; payment for use to be upon a rate per ton of freight moved; property to be maintained by operating carrier, but cost thereof to be paid by the owner. The agreement does not grant sole use of the property, but at the date of valuation no other use is made of it -------
The Northern Central Railway Company: North portal of Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad tunnel to Union Railroad Junction, Baltimore, Md., about 0.58 mile. Agreement of Mar. 8, 1912, made by the Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad Company -------
Pennsylvania Railroad--
      Passenger tracks, stations and yard facilities, West Philadelphia to Broad Street Station, Philadelphia, Pa., about 1.22 miles. Agreement of Mar. 11, 1908, made by the Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad Company -------
Gray's Ferry to Thirty-second and Market Streets, Philadelphia, Pa., about 1.66 miles. Agreement of Mar. 11, 1908, made with the Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad Company -------
Union Railroad Company of Baltimore--
Bay View connection with the Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad to connection with the Northern Central Railway at Union Railroad Junction, Baltimore, Md., about 3.42 miles -------
Canton Junction, Orangeville to Canton, Md., about 2.59 miles. Agreement of Dec. 30, 1873, by the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad Company -------
The Washington Terminal Company:
Terminal tracks and appurtenances at Washington, D. C., about 1.64 miles. Agreements of July 27, 1904, and Oct. 24, 1907, made by the Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad Company -------
Western Maryland Railway Company:
Fulton Street Station, Baltimore, to Green Spring Junction, Md., about 1.64 miles. Agreement of Oct. 8, 1917, effective from Oct. 4, 1916. -------
Solely owned but jointly used, used with--
The Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road Company:
Anacostia Junction to Second Street and Virginia Avenue, Washington, D. C., about 2.70 miles, and from south end of Long Bridge, Va., about 2.30 miles. Agreements of July 27, 1904, and Nov. 1, 1907, made by the Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad Company -------
The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company, Southern Railway Company, and Washington Southern Railway Company--
South portal of First Street tunnel, Washington, D. C., to south end of Long Bridge, Va., about 2.30 miles. Agreements of Oct. 24, 1907 -------
Union Railroad Company of Baltimore--
Fulton Junction, connection with Western Maryland Railway to connection with the Northern Central Railway at north portal of the Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad tunnel, Baltimore, Md., about 1.58 miles. Agreement of Dec. 30, 1873, made by the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad Company -------
Western Maryland Railway Company--
Fulton Junction, connection with Western Maryland Railway to connection with the Northern Central Railway at north portal of the Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad tunnel, Baltimore, Md., about 1.58 miles. Agreement of May 1, 1875, made by the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad Company -------
Jointly owned but not used, leased to-- Mileage
Orangeville Yard, used by the Pennsylvania Railroad 5.295
Wagners Point Yard, used by the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Western Maryland Railway Company 1.911
Washington coach yard, used by the Pennsylvania Railroad and The Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road Company 37.270


Original data source: Valuation Reports Vol. 23 pp 253, 262-269, 289-293
Interstate Commerce Commission
Washington, DC
January 1929

Although published in 1929, the report is "...as of date of valuation" which was 30 June, 1918


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