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Bel Air in Harford County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ma & Pa Heritage Trail

 
 
Ma & Pa Heritage Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, August 4, 2016
1. Ma & Pa Heritage Trail Marker
Inscription.  The Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad was established in 1901. The route meandered 77 miles over 111 bridges and through 58 stations to connect Baltimore, MD and York, PA. The trail carried passengers and freight including slate products, coal, canned food, furniture, milk and mail.

The loss of the mail contract and the growth in the use of automobiles doomed the rail service. Mail and passenger service ended in 1954 and freight services ended in 1958. Some Pennsylvania sections remained in use until 1978.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 39° 31.614′ N, 76° 22.055′ W. Marker is in Bel Air, Maryland, in Harford County. Marker can be reached from Ma & Pa Heritage Trail. Marker is about midway on this 4 mile section of the trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bel Air MD 21014, 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. Ma & Pa Railroad (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Ma & Pa Heritage Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad

Ma & Pa Heritage Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, September 15, 2016
2. Ma & Pa Heritage Trail Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Daybreak by Richard Goldsborough Brink (approx. 0.4 miles away); Heavenly Waters Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); MA and PA Heritage Trail (approx. 0.7 miles away); MA & PA Heritage Trail (approx. one mile away); Built 1898 Liriodendron (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bel Air.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 11, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on September 15, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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