The Western Maryland Railway

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The Western Maryland Railway was never a large Class 1 rail carrier, but during its 131 colorful years of existence, it provided extremely fast, efficient, and reliable freight; coal-hauling; and passenger service in the states it served. This book contains images from the history of this remarkable railroad and also provides the reader the opportunity to see how the legacy of the Western Maryland Railway is being maintained and remembered even today at some of its well-known train stations, such as in Cumberland and Union Bridge, Maryland, now home to the Western Maryland Railway Historical Society (WMRHS). The Western Maryland is now gone, but through the wonderful images captured and preserved by the WMRHS and private archival photograph collections, the dream of the railway will live on.
ISBN: 9781467134583
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Maryland
Series: Images of Rail
Images: 171
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Anthony Puzzilla is a retired federal government employee and is now a full-time railfan and model train lover. He is a member of the Western Maryland Railway Historical Society, the Lionel Collectors Club of America (LCCA), Train Collectors Association (TCA), the Maryland Historical Society, and the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad Foundation, as well as several other rail and history organizations. In addition, he is a regular contributor to the LCCA's The Lion Roars magazine.
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