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Western Maryland Railway


1852

The Western Maryland Railway was chartered as the Baltimore, Carroll & Frederick Rail Road

Other events that happened on or around 1852

1862

The Western Maryland Railway was opened to Union Bridge

1866

The West Virginia Central & Pittsburg Railway was chartered under the name of the Potomac & Piedmont Coal & Railroad Company

Other events that happened on or around 1866

Dec 26, 1872

The Western Maryland Railway extended to Hagerstown

Other events that happened on or around December 26, 1872

1873

The Western Maryland Railway extended to the C&O Canal

Other events that happened on or around 1873

1880

Construction began at a point on the B&O Railway

Other events that happened on or around 1880

1887

Western Maryland Railway was completed to Cumberland

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1889

Henry Gassaway Davis and Stephen B. Elkins extended the West Virginia Central & Pittsburg Railroad to Leadsville (now Elkins)

1902

Davis sold the West Virginia Central & Pittsburg(h) Railroad to the Gould interests

Other events that happened on or around 1902

1906

A line connecting the Western Maryland and West Virginia Central was completed

Other events that happened on or around 1906

1909

The Western Maryland Railway company was organized

Other events that happened on or around 1909

1964

C&O acquired the Western Maryland Railroad

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1972

C&O, B&O and Western Maryland merged into the Chessie System

Other events that happened on or around 1972


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