So much is chronicled here that it is impossible to go into all of it. But there are a few things I want to mention.
On page 162 is a stunning photo (among many in the book, I may add) of the famous head-on collision of a freight and passenger train at Woodbrook, on North Charles Street just north of the Elkridge Club, that occurred May 22, 1920.
It's the first time I ever saw a picture of the wreck that killed the engineer on the passenger train and the fireman on the freight train and injured several passengers.
The book concludes on an impressive note with Chapter 18, which contains 35 pages of "Fond Memories of the Ma & Pa" that had been contributed by fans who remembered the railroad. The book's 57-page Chapter 19 lists every employee who worked for the railroad between 1867 and 1999, when it became part of Yorkrail and officially went out of business.
The book, which costs $75, is not available in bookstores. Those interested in obtaining a copy can go to the Ma & Pa Railroad Historical Society's official website.