The stories of Baltimore’s colorful short (and not so short) streetcar lines (i.e. ‘jerkwaters’) which served milltowns such as Dickeyville, Woodberry, Owings Mills and Ellicott City, obscure (and not so obscure) growing suburbs such as Lutherville, Idlewylde, and Halethorpe, densely settled industrial/residential neighborhoods such as Orangeville, Canton, Highlandtown, and Curtis Bay, and the rural-like streetcar lines which extended along the Patapsco Neck to such shoreline destinations as Back River, Bay Shore, Fort Howard, and River View.
The Book is 257 pages long, thoroughly researched, and with almost 300 pictures, maps, and illustrations, many in color. Many of the stories illustrate the operation of important streetcars in BSM’s collection on various jerkwaters, especially #s 4533, 1164, 264, 417, 1050, and 2324.
Weather and availability permitting, Mr. Sachs hopes to operate one or two of these cars for the attendees, and elaborate some of the vignettes about their use on the ‘jerkwaters’. If you already have a copy of the book, come anyway, and Mr. Sachs will sign your personal copy!