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Chesapeake Beach in Calvert County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Chesapeake Beach Railway

1897-1935

 
 
Chesapeake Beach Railway (1897-1935) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, June 18, 2006
1. Chesapeake Beach Railway (1897-1935) Marker
Inscription. Built by Otto Mears of Colorado in 1897. The train track linking Washington, D.C. to Chesapeake Beach crossed here. The original depot to the east is now the Railway Museum. Excursion steamboats also brought passengers to Chesapeake Beach from Baltimore. The popular seaside resort and the railroad each depended on the other until the railroad failed in the depression of the 1930ís.
 
Erected by Board of County Commissioners, Calvert County Historical Society and Maryland Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 41.388′ N, 76° 32.145′ W. Marker is in Chesapeake Beach, Maryland, in Calvert County. Marker is at the intersection of Mears Avenue and Bayside Road (Maryland Route 261), in the median on Mears Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chesapeake Beach MD 20732, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Holly Hill (approx. 3.2 miles away); Harriet Elizabeth Brown (approx. 3.5 miles away); The First All Saints Church (approx. 4.2 miles away); All Saints Episcopal Church (approx. 4.3 miles away); Calvert County (approx. 5.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Chesapeake Railway Museum
Railway Museum image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, November 6, 2007
2. Railway Museum
The former Chesapeake Beach Railway depot, about 500 feet east of the marker.
. (Submitted on December 3, 2006, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.)
2. The Chesapeake Beach Railway: Otto Mears goes East. Book by Ames W. Williams on Amazon.com. (Submitted on December 7, 2006.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyRailroads & Streetcars
 
The Delores image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, November 6, 2007
3. The Delores
Former parlor car of the Chesapeake Beach Railway, the only piece of rolling stock known to be in existence today.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 3, 2006, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 2,100 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 3, 2006, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.   2, 3. submitted on November 8, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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