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Thurmont Rail History — The End of an Era

 
 
Thurmont Rail History — The End of an Era Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, April 6, 2019
1. Thurmont Rail History — The End of an Era Marker
Inscription.  The Western Maryland Railroad first reached Thurmont (then Mechanicstown) in 1871 and stopped in our town until 1967 when the depot (shown in upper left corner of mural) was closed and demolished.

The H&F Railway (trolley system) traveled to/from Thurmont from 1908 until its final run in 1954 — this building served as the power substation for the Thurmont line of the H&R Railway. One of the original freight trolleys is situated next to this building and the entrance to the original trolley trail is directly across the street — now preserved for future generations as a hiking/biking trail.

This mural was made possible via private donations.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1871.
 
Location. 39° 37.376′ N, 77° 24.492′ W. Marker is in Thurmont, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on East Main Street (Route 550) west of Alley 5, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 125 East Main Street, Thurmont MD 21788, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thurmont Attractions (here, next to this marker); Historic Buildings—Past and Present
Thurmont Rail History Mural image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, April 6, 2019
2. Thurmont Rail History Mural
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(a few steps from this marker); Thurmont Memorial Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Thurmont (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Thurmont (approx. 0.2 miles away); Creeger House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Brotherhood of the Jungle Cock (approx. ¼ mile away); To the Unknown Dead (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thurmont.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 6, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 6, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 6, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Oct. 7, 2022