Siding and Packing House Site Historical

Siding and Packing House Site Historical (HM1T9N)

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

N 39° 41.777', W 78° 11.359'

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Western Maryland Rail Trail

A siding track, two and one half miles long, ran through the town of Hancock. This track allowed local businesses to load and off load materials and supplies. Typical materials included lumber, timber, agricultural supplies, sand, coal, aggregate and building supplies. This siding track enabled local business and industry to prosper and develop a regional market.

Nearby is a structure used to load materials onto the siding track. The structure has a fold down ramp which would extend over a rail car. A truck would back onto the ramp and unload the cargo onto the train. This fold down ramp could have been used for sand, coal, crushed stone or agricultural grain.
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HM NumberHM1T9N
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Placed ByWestern Maryland Rail Trail
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 at 9:04am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 740996 N 4397825
Decimal Degrees39.69628333, -78.18931667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 41.777', W 78° 11.359'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 41' 46.62" N, 78° 11' 21.54" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)301, 240
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Western Maryland Rail Trail, Hancock MD 21750, US
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