B & O Train Caboose C-2095 - Mount Airy MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 39° 22.626 W 077° 09.260
18S E 314438 N 4360838
Quick Description: This caboose is siting on once was the site of the Mount Airy rail yard. Passenger trains stopped here to pick up and drop off passengers at the Mount Airy Station. The entire line through Mount Airy was abandoned by the B&O in 1959.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 9/3/2021 10:57:51 AM
Waymark Code: WM14WVX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member SearchN
Views: 1

Long Description:
The caboose is located at 2 South Main Street, Mount Airy MD.
The historical marker next to the caboose describes the activity of the past for this location.

TEXT ON THE MARKER NEXT TO THE CABOOSE

The Mount Airy Rail Yard

Historic Downtown Mount Airy
This site was once the Mount Airy rail yard. Passenger trains stopped here to pick up and drop off passengers at the Mount Airy Station. Children from Watersville and other nearby communities would ride the train to attend school in Mount Airy. Freight trains stopped here to pick up milk from local farmers, canned vegetables packed at the Mount Airy Canning Company and milled grain from Runkles Mill, and later, the Mount Airy Milling Company.

Passenger service through Mount Airy ended December 31, 1949. The entire line through Mount Airy was abandoned by the B&O in 1959. Since then, the tracks have been removed and the area around the station paved for a parking lot.

Erected 2014.
Current Use:
The caboose is part of part of Mount Airy's historical past and is associated with the train depot which is located across the street.


Type Of Caboose: Cupola, "Standard"

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