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

Historic Site

[B&O Railroad Station]

 
 
Marker Track and Parking lot side image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Stroud, June 7, 2007
1. Marker Track and Parking lot side
Dickerson station was constucted in 1891 using the same standardized design as Kensington MD Kensingtion was constructed by the B&O in 1891, using a standardized single-story wood design. The station retains a rural feel, even though the location is now heavily suburbanized.
Inscription.  
Historic
Site

★ ★ ★
Montgomery
County
Master Plan
For
Historic
Preservation

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 39° 13.205′ N, 77° 25.327′ W. Marker is in Dickerson, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Mount Ephraim Road (Maryland Route 170) and Dickerson Road (Maryland Highway 28), on the right when traveling east on Mount Ephraim Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dickerson MD 20842, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chesapeake and Ohio Aqueduct (approx. 0.4 miles away); Springing Over the Monocacy / The Enduring Aqueduct (approx. 1˝ miles away); Monocacy Aqueduct (approx. 1.6 miles away); Washington's Farm (approx. 1.6 miles away); 1862 Antietam Campaign (approx. 1.9 miles away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 1.9 miles away); Equestrian Heritage (approx. 2 miles away); Brewer Farmstead (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dickerson.
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Regarding Historic Site. Original station interior gutted by fire.
 
Also see . . .
1. Montgomery County Railroad Stations. (Submitted on December 18, 2007, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. MTA Maryland. Website homepage (Submitted on December 18, 2007, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

3. Impossible Challenge: The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in Maryland. (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.) This website may earn income if you use this link to make a purchase on Amazon.com.
4. Impossible Challenge II: Baltimore to Washington and Harpers Ferry from 1828 to 1994. (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.) This website may earn income if you use this link to make a purchase on Amazon.com.
5. The Met: A History of the Metropolitan Branch of the B&O Railroad, Its Stations and Towns. (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.) This website may earn income if you use this link to make a purchase on Amazon.com.
6. The Baltimore and Ohio in the Civil War. (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.) This website may earn income if you use this link to make a purchase on Amazon.com.
7. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in the Potomac Valley (Golden Years of Railroading). (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.) This website may earn income if you use this link to make a purchase on Amazon.com.
8. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (Railroad Color History). (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.) This website may earn income if you use this link to make a purchase on Amazon.com.
9. Baltimore and Ohio's Capitol Limited and National Limited (Great Passenger Trains). (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.) This website may earn income if you use this link to make a purchase on Amazon.com.
10. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (MBI Railroad Color History). (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.) This website may earn income if you use this link to make a purchase on Amazon.com.
11. Route of the Capitol Limited (Baltimore and Ohio Passenger Service Volume 2). (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.) This website may earn income if you use this link to make a purchase on Amazon.com.
12. Route of the National Limited (Baltimore and Ohio Passenger Service Volume 1). (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.) This website may earn income if you use this link to make a purchase on Amazon.com.
13. The Great Road: The Building of the Baltimore and Ohio, the Nation's First Railroad 1828 - 1853. (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.) This website may earn income if you use this link to make a purchase on Amazon.com.
 
Additional commentary.
1.
Books about these stations include;

Harwood, Herbert H. (1979) Impossible Challenge: The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in Maryland. (Barnard Roberts and Company, Baltimore)

Harwood, Herbert H. (1994) Impossible Challenge II: Baltimore to Washington and Harpers Ferry from 1828 to 1994. (Barnard Roberts and Company, Baltimore)

Soderberg,
Dickerson Station image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Stroud, June 7, 2007
2. Dickerson Station
The station was originally built by the B&O and is now used by MARC. It is on the Brunswick Line. One can also see CSX freights here. This is on the CSX Metropolitan Branch. Amtrak's Capitol Limited (train 29 to Chicago and train 30 to Washington) passes through here but does not stop.
Susan (1998) The Met (Germantown Historical Society, Germantown)
    — Submitted December 19, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.

2.
Both stations were designed by the architect E. Francis Baldwin.
    — Submitted December 19, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.
 
Historic Site ( B&O RR station) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Stroud, June 7, 2007
3. Historic Site ( B&O RR station) Marker
Kensington, MD station Design style image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Stroud, June 7, 2007
4. Kensington, MD station Design style
1891 B&O Style
Dickerson Station image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 22, 2007
5. Dickerson Station
Another view.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 18, 2007, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,118 times since then and 104 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 18, 2007, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5. submitted on December 18, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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