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

The Trolley Station at Bayshore Park

1906-1947

 

—Trolleys Helped Build Our Parks —

 
The Trolley Station at Bayshore Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bob Marshall, November 2, 2011
1. The Trolley Station at Bayshore Park Marker
Inscription. The #26 streetcar brought thousands of Baltimoreans to Bayshore Park. Trolleys provided a convenient way for people to travel and could be chartered for group outings. Many people spent their vacations trolleying, using trolley maps to see where they could go on the Red Rocket.

Each day the first Bayshore Park trolley left for Baltimore at 6:40 am, and the last trolley left the park at 11:15 pm. A trolley stopped at Howard and Franklin streets every hour, starting at 7:00 am, to take passengers to the Park. From 1906-1942, round trip fare was 30 cents.

The trolley station at Bayshore Park is 208 feet long. Many of the features incorporated into the trolley station design were the same ones used in the design of a streetcar. For example, the station has the same number of spaces between posts as there are windows on a trolley. The station was restored to its original design in 1997 by the Department of Natural Resources in-house staff.
 
Location. 39° 12.39′ N, 76° 25.508′ W. Marker is in Edgemere, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is on Bay Shore Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker can be seen from Bay Shore Road, but the road is not open to traffic. To access, visitors must park in the lot and walk. Marker is in this post office area: Sparrows Point MD 21219, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.

The Trolley Station at Bayshore Park image. Click for full size.
By Bob Marshall, November 2, 2011
2. The Trolley Station at Bayshore Park
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. About This Fountain... (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rebirth of a Maryland Historical Treasure (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hard Travel (about 600 feet away); John Smith Explores the Chesapeake (about 600 feet away); Dreaded Alarm (about 700 feet away); Wetlands (approx. half a mile away); The Presbytery of Baltimore (approx. 0.8 miles away); A Heavy Price (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edgemere.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 2, 2011, by Bob Marshall of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 501 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 2, 2011, by Bob Marshall of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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