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Hancock in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Railroad Siding & Coal Trestle

Western Maryland Rail Trail

 
 
Railroad Siding & Coal Trestle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 23, 2016
1. Railroad Siding & Coal Trestle Marker
Inscription.  A railroad siding was constructed near here to allow the train's coal cars to unload their cargo at the coal trestle. From the trestle the coal cars would dump the coal to load the trucks that were waiting down below. The trucks would then deliver the coal locally.

The beginning of the siding can be seen in the center of the picture. The coal trestle can be seen to the right and center of the picture.
 
Erected by Western Maryland Rail Trail.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 39° 41.849′ N, 78° 10.39′ W. Marker is in Hancock, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Alley 4 south of East Main Street (Maryland Route 144), on the right when traveling south. Located on the Western Maryland Rail Trail. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 67 E Main St, Hancock MD 21750, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hancock Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Hancock Presbyterian Church
Western Maryland Rail Trail (WMRT) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 23, 2016
2. Western Maryland Rail Trail (WMRT)
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); These Bricks (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Thomas Episcopal Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Thomas Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Hancock (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Hancock (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hancock.
 
Also see . . .  Western Maryland Rail Trail. State of Maryland Department of Natural Resources (Submitted on July 26, 2016.) 
 
Railroad Siding image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 23, 2016
3. Railroad Siding
Railroad Siding & Coal Trestle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim F Williams, May 25, 2020
4. Railroad Siding & Coal Trestle Marker
This picture shows part of the original metal coal chute the rail car would deposit its coal.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2016, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 199 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 26, 2016, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   4. submitted on May 25, 2020, by Tim F Williams of Hanover, Pennsylvania.

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