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mausting, sounds like you had one whale of a bad day there. Certainly sorry about your terrible luck. jim

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Very nice photo-journalism!

I am fairly sure the Gilpin Rd. section of the Nat'l RD. was signed as MD. 144 until at least the opening of the I-68 segment known as the "missing link" around 1990. I do not know why it is in such good shape, but I'm grateful!

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Warren,

 

I'm not surprised to learn that Gilpin Rd. was signed as 144. According to Wikipedia, for what it's worth, Gilpin Rd. is still maintained by the state and is "unsigned" MD 144AE.

 

jim

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Holy cow, of course the toll house I shot isn't the one in Stewart's book. The scene looked deceptively the same, but yes, of course, Stewart shot a brick toll house. Remarkable to me that the two toll houses are so similar in design despite the different building material.

 

I believe I actually missed Brownsville. I think I missed the turnoff and thus followed 40 around town, and didn't know it until you mentioned the town, Mark. Bummer. I was following Christopher Busta-Peck's excellent maps, and he had the route through Brownstown marked, too. I did see Braddock's Road, but too late, and by that time my rule was "no turnarounds" so I could get to Wheeling before dark.

 

I was surprised to learn that Ellicott City is one of the wealthiest areas in the nation.

 

I did note a fair number of what I guessed were probably taverns on the NR in PA. I also enjoyed the S bridge very much, even moreso now that I didn't get to see the ones in OH.

 

Here's an aerial-map link to the abandoned alignment west of Hagerstown:

 

http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&...1&encType=1

 

 

The thing I always wonder about, Jim, is why did a roadbed this short not get covered by the newer US 40? Made a nice driveway entrance for the people owning the house on the left though, huh...heh, heh.

 

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The thing I always wonder about, Jim, is why did a roadbed this short not get covered by the newer US 40? Made a nice driveway entrance for the people owning the house on the left though, huh...heh, heh.

 

 

I meant on the right, as we look at it from the overhead. :P

 

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The thing I always wonder about, Jim, is why did a roadbed this short not get covered by the newer US 40?

 

No kidding!

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