Baltimore & Ohio Railroad

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (HM2DWJ)

Location: Hagerstown, MD 21740 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 38.475', W 77° 43.449'

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Hagerstown was bypassed in the great race westward between the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The City was left without a rail connection to the south or west. The "Washington County Railroad" was chartered in 1864 for the purpose of connecting Hagerstown by rail to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad at Weverton, near Harpers Ferry. The line was completed in late 1867 and was soon absorbed by the Baltimore and Ohio.

A two-story brick structure, constructed at an angle to the streets, stood here from around 1870, until it was replaced by a stone passenger terminal around 1890. The stone building was torn down after World War II and the site was used for a gas station, and later became the home of the Herald-Mail newspaper.
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Date Added Monday, January 28th, 2019 at 10:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 266238 N 4391487
Decimal Degrees39.64125000, -77.72415000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 38.475', W 77° 43.449'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 38' 28.5" N, 77° 43' 26.94" W
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Area Code(s)240, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 117 Summit Ave, Hagerstown MD 21740, US
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