The first impression train travelers from the north get of Baltimore isn’t a very good one.
And that makes potential investors leery of the city.
The train rolls past older, active neighborhoods at first. But once past Frank Bocek Park, the scenery changes to block after block of crumbling, vacant houses, right in the shadow of Johns Hopkins Hospital’s famous. Some roofs have caved in and windows are broken. Sometimes walls have crumbled away entirely, leaving the interior of the houses visible.