Railroading Around Cumberland (Images of Rail: Maryland)

By: Patrick Stakem

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CLEAN!! No marks. Might as well be new. Appears unread. . . . . . . .Located at the confluence of Will’s Creek and the Potomac River, Cumberland, Maryland, is known as the Queen City of the Alleghenies. Because of the unique geography of the mountain passes, Cumberland became a transportation nexus between the Eastern Seaboard and the inland bounty of the United States. The National Road, a federal project initiated by Pres. Thomas Jefferson, passes through Cumberland, as does the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad and Canal. Rail lines and roads stretch out west, south, and north to industrial, agricultural, and natural resource areas. Regional short-line railroads served to move coal to the loading docks of the canal in Cumberland. Today the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad features steam-power excursions from the old Western Maryland Station next to the canal basin, while 6,000-horsepower diesels haul heavy freight through the CSX Yards in South Cumberland.

Title: Railroading Around Cumberland (Images of Rail: Maryland)

Author Name: Patrick Stakem

Categories: Railroad,

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing: April 2008

ISBN Number: 0738553654

ISBN Number 13: 9780738553658

Size: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Used - Like New

Seller ID: 71261