Point Of Rocks Train Station
Photograph - Photography / Digital Art
The Point of Rocks station was completed in 1876 and was designed by renowned architect E. Francis Baldwin who would construct a number of stations and depots for the B&O, particularly along the eastern areas of the railroad. The Point of Rocks station itself in terms of exposure is likely the most well known B&O station as it is heralded as one of, if not the, most photographed railroad station or depot in the country. The station's popularity lies as much with its splendor as its location. Situated at the point where two railroad lines converge, coupled with a beautiful steeple which faces directly towards where the railroad tracks meet makes for a truly magnificent setting, unrivaled anywhere else.
When constructing the depot Baldwin somewhat incorporated its design into the small area where the two lines converged. Overall, the building was about two-and-a-half stories in height and featured a beautiful steeple along the front facade. The depot was designed in the Gothic Revival style, a Victorian-era architecture with Medieval undertones that dates back to the mid-16th century. As such, the building employs steep, angled roof lines dormers, and partially arched, narrow windows. With the steeple the building is a full four-stories in height. Baldwin constructed Point of Rocks using red-brick and local sandstone for trim as well as the foundation.
My thanks to: http://www.american-rails.com/point-of-rocks-station.html for the above information.
Raw / Neff photographic image captured 6/4/13 with the Nikon D7000 and the 10-24mm Nikkor wide angle lens. Much editing in Photoshop CS4 and 5, Snap Heal, Corel Painter 11, and Adobe Camera Raw, and includes grunge added in Topaz, a lovely texture from Florabella and two of my own sky images, all blended in Photoshop.
June 30th, 2013
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