Railfan Locations 
Mid- Eastern Region NMRA 2018 Convention

Railfan Locations

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1. Rockville Hilton. You can see the CSX and Metro tracks out the back.
2. Point of Rocks Historic Train Depot, Point of Rocks, MD. CSX lines to Baltimore and Washington join.
3. Historic Train Depot, Gaithersburg, MD. Same CSX tracks as hotel.
4. Relay & Thomas Viaduct, Arbutus, MD. Historic 1800s bridge carrying the B&O (now CSX) over the Patapsco River.
5. Bowie Railroad Station, and Huntington Museum at Bowie Tower, Bowie, MD. Railroad reference library, Amtrak's (formerly PRR) high speed Northeast Corridor, and CSX.
6. National Capital Trolley Museum, Silver Spring. MD. Operating Streetcar Collection.
7. Alexandria Union Station, Alexandria, VA. Very busy location with CSX, NS, Amtrak, and during the weekdays VRE. One of the best places to watch trains in Northern Virginia.
8. Manassas Train Station, Manassas, VA. Amtrak, MARC, NS.
9. Long Bridge (over the Potomac), Arlington, VA. Amtrak, CSX, VRE
10. Shenandoah Junction, WV. NS line to Roanoke passes over CSX line to Chicago.

Another guide, with lots of maps, is here.