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Near Barnsville in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Barnesvile Station

 
 
Barnesvile Station Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 25, 2009
1. Barnesvile Station Marker
Inscription.
Dedicated October 8, 1977

Built about 1930 as the first metering station for the Washington area gas supply, this building was saved from imminent destruction by concerned citizens dedicated to both the preservation of the visible past and revitalization of the railroad. On February 16, 1977 it travelled 23 miles by road from Rockville to begin a new existence as the Barnesville railroad station. Its rescue and renovation were made possible by:
Montgomery County
Washington Gas Light Company
Town of Barnesville
Chessie System
Montgomery County Committee
of the
Maryland Historical Trust
Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company
Commuters, Townspeople, Railroad Enthusiasts

 
Location. 39° 12.58′ N, 77° 22.956′ W. Marker is near Barnsville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Bealsville Road (State Highway 109), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located at the east bound Barnesville MARC Station. Marker is in this post office area: Barnesville MD 20838, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Barnesville (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Barnesville (approx. 0.8 miles away);
Barnesvile Station Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 25, 2009
2. Barnesvile Station
The brick building was located in Rockville and used by the local gas company before relocation here as a train station.
Historic Site [ B&O RR station] (approx. 2.2 miles away); African American Soldiers from Montgomery County (approx. 2.3 miles away); Equestrian Heritage (approx. 2.4 miles away); Brewer Farmstead (approx. 2.4 miles away); Chesapeake and Ohio Aqueduct (approx. 2.6 miles away); Washington's Farm (approx. 2.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Barnsville.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Train Station and East Bound Track Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 25, 2009
3. Train Station and East Bound Track
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 699 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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