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

The Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad

 
 
The Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 29, 2016
1. The Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad Marker
Inscription. The Railroad had reached Frostburg in 1852 and by 1863, the Cumberland and Pennsylvania (C&P) line ran from Cumberland through Mt. Savage to Frostburg and down George's Creek across the Potomac River to Piedmont, West Virginia. This connected the Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad to the rich George's Creek coal region. This scene, postmarked 1905, depicts the C&P Railroad Depot at Frostburg which was built in 1891 and served as a passenger and freight station. By 1973, then under Western Maryland Railway ownership, the depot had closed and been abandoned. Depicted on the left is the Tunnel Hotel which was constructed in 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 though officially vacant, the site maintained a large moonshining enterprise. The Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad was the county's most enduring short line. Built in 1844-1846, the C&P was incorporated in 1850. Its nearby Mt. Savage Railroad shops employed as many as 600 men. The shops closed upon the Western Maryland Railway's purchase of the C&P in 1944.

[text with the postcard image] From the collection of Albert and Angela Feldstein.
 
Location.
The Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 29, 2016
2. The Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad Marker
The Great Allegheny Passage trail is behind this marker, about a 250 foot walk away.
39° 39.528′ N, 78° 55.292′ W. Marker is in Frostburg, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker can be reached from Depot Street near New Hope Road. Touch for map. Marker is about .3 miles east of the intersection, along the access trail to the Great Allegheny Passage trail. Marker is in this post office area: Frostburg MD 21532, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The National Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Coal Mining (within shouting distance of this marker); Frostburg (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Frostburg (within shouting distance of this marker); Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad Depot (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Naming of Frostburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frost Graves (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Frostburg (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frostburg.
 
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The Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 29, 2016
3. The Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad Marker
Looking down the access trail towards the Great Allegheny Passage trail.
The C&P Depot image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 29, 2016
4. The C&P Depot
The Depot is at the intersection Depot Street and New Hope Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2016, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 121 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 1, 2016, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.
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