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Catonsville in Baltimore County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Streetcar Era in Catonsville

1880-1963

 
 
The Streetcar Era in Catonsville image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, February 18, 2008
1. The Streetcar Era in Catonsville
Inscription.  For over 100 years, streetcars graced the streets of Baltimore and the heavily traveled #8 line to Catonsville was one of the most popular. This line swung north from Frederick Rd. and plunged into the woods for a brief run to its terminus at Edmondson and Dutton Avenues. The #8 line's final run was on November 3, 1963, ending the era of streetcars in Baltimore. In 1996, the Old Catonsville Neighborhood Association and hundreds of volunteers from all parts of Catonsville converted this one third mile path into a walking trail. This trail is dedicated to those who worked on the trail and made it a reality.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1881.
 
Location. 39° 16.127′ N, 76° 44.837′ W. Marker is in Catonsville, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is on Frederick Road (Maryland Route 144), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Catonsville MD 21228, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Catonsville (a few steps from this marker); Rolling Road (about 600 feet away, measured
#8 Streetcar Path image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, February 18, 2008
2. #8 Streetcar Path
The marker is just below the sign for the streetcar path.
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in a direct line); Baltimore Regional Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away); Catonsville Nine (approx. 0.4 miles away); Castle Thunder (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Catonsville (approx. ¾ mile away); Catonsville Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); A Civil Rights Milestone (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Catonsville.
 
#8 Streetcar Path image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, February 18, 2008
3. #8 Streetcar Path
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 19, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,103 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 19, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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