Originally from: Letters from Linden
Date: March 2010
“It is expected that the Chesapeake Beach Railway will be electrified, and extended to Drum Point, Md., as soon as the executors of the estate of David H. Moffatt, owner of the road, who died on Saturday [March 18th], have an opportunity to examine the will. Drum Point is at the mouth of the Patuxent River, at the extreme southern end of Calvert county, on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay. Mr. Moffatt, it is understood, contemplated making the extension, and substituting electric motors for steam engines. The reading of the will, in Denver, Colo., is being awaited by Washington and Baltimore men financially interested in the road. Paul Y. Waters, general manager of the road, said yesterday that Edward Lauterbach, of New York, owner of a right of way from Drum Point to the Chesapeake Beach line, and Mr. Moffat had considered extending the line before the death of the latter. . . . To equip the railroad with facilities for electrical operations will cost between $300,000 and $400,000. To make the proposed extension will cost about $200,000.”
SOURCE: The Washington Post, Mar 21st, 1911.