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Frostburg in Allegany County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad Depot

 
 
Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bob Marshall, October 26, 2011
1. Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad Depot Marker
Inscription. As seen on the right, the Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad Depot at Frostburg was constructed in 1891. The depot served as a passenger and freight station enroute between Cumberland, Maryland down the rich coal-mining region of Georges Creek to Piedmont, West Virginia. The "Old Depot" now serves as the terminus of the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. Depicted on the left of this 1908 C&P Depot view is the Tunnel Hotel. The hotel was constructed about 1888. It was a stopover and provided inexpensive accommodations for those desiring a less "fashionable" hostelry. At times, the Tunnel Hotel was characterized by an unsavory reputation. In the early 1920s during Prohibition, and although officially vacant, the site maintained a large moonshining enterprise.
 
Erected by Mountain Maryland Trails, Maryland State Highway Administration's National Recreational Trails Program.
 
Location. 39° 39.462′ N, 78° 55.418′ W. Marker is in Frostburg, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker can be reached from New Hope Rd NW. Touch for map. Located directly across the railroad tracks from the train depot, along the Great Allegheny Passage. Marker is in this post office area: Frostburg MD 21532, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad Depot image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 19, 2012
2. Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad Depot
are within walking distance of this marker. The Naming of Frostburg (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The National Road (about 700 feet away); The Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad (about 700 feet away); Coal Mining (about 800 feet away); Frostburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Frostburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frost Graves (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Frostburg (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frostburg.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad Depot image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 19, 2012
3. Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad Depot
Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad Turntable image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, August 8, 2013
4. Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad Turntable
Engine is pulled on to the turntable and rotated for return trip to Cumberland.
Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad Depot image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, August 8, 2013
5. Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad Depot
Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad Depot Sign image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 19, 2012
6. Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad Depot Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2011, by Bob Marshall of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 595 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 27, 2011, by Bob Marshall of Baltimore, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on November 3, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   4, 5. submitted on August 9, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   6. submitted on November 3, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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