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Image 3: Locust Point Marine Terminus in Baltimore, Maryland
This image illustrates the B&O’s Locust Point freight yard in the 1870s. The large buildings are grain elevators that were used to store large quantities of grain. Note to teachers: Use the maps from the earlier portions of this lesson to assist students with these questions.
Questions for Image 3
1. What modes of transportation do you see in this image?
2. Why do you think there are so many lines of railroad track?
3. Why was it important for the railroad to have a connection point with the Atlantic Ocean?