Hancock Station

Hancock Station (HM4IX)

Location: Hancock, MD 21750 Washington County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 41.901', W 78° 10.694'

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The Cumberland Extension of the Western Maryland Railway reached Hancock by December of 1904. The Hancock Station was a combination passenger and freight station that was constructed in 1904-1905.Passenger service was discontinued in theearly 1950's. The freight agency operated at the station until March 12, 1976. The building burned on May 28, 1983.A train wreck occurred just west of the station in May of 1911 when engine 629, pulling a freight train, collided head-on with a work train pulled by engine 74. A newspaper article claimed that "Both engines derailed and fifteen to twenty cars were piled up, many of them being reduced to kindling wood. The enginemenand firemen of both trains jumped when it was seen that a collision could not be averted." Only the brakeman of engine 629 was seriously injured.
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HM NumberHM4IX
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Placed ByWestern Maryland Rail Trail
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 2:07pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 741939 N 4398085
Decimal Degrees39.69835000, -78.17823333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 41.901', W 78° 10.694'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 41' 54.06" N, 78° 10' 41.64" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 226 Western Maryland Rail Trail, Hancock MD 21750, US
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