NCR Trail – White Mileage Posts
An image below is taken from a portion of the information placard at the Ashland, Maryland parking lot. The mileages are indicating train stations along various portions of the Northern Central Railroad.
In Maryland there are white mileage posts with 2 faces. For the Northbound traveler, the mileage will show the number of miles to Sunbury, Pennsylvania. For the Southbound traveler, the mileage will show the number of miles to Baltimore Maryland. A white mileage post just South of the Bentley Springs parking lot, indicates 107/31 or 107 miles to Sunbury and 31 miles to Baltimore.
In my travels along the trail (in Maryland), I have noticed most of the white markers follow the above format. In Pennsylvania many of the markers are 2 faced. The Northbound face to Sunbury has no mileage. It is blank. On a recent walk near Hanover Junction there was one white post with the number 46. It was single sided facing the trail!
In Maryland, there is a separate set of mileage markers that start a 0 in Ashland and end at 19 (about 8 tenths shy of the Mason Dixon).
In Pennsylvania, a separate set of mileage posts, start at 0 at the Mason Dixon and work there way up as one travels North.
These image were taken with a Panasonic DMC-FZ150K 12.1 MP Digital Camera with CMOS Sensor and 24x Optical Zoom (Black)