Western Maryland Railway Museum, Union Bridge, Maryland

John Cowgill: Stories of the Railroad


You are driving along, and you come to the Town of Union Bridge in the northern part of the state of Maryland.  You see the old houses along the main street.  You come upon the railroad crossing, and you see a red brick Greek style train depot.  You think about the time when the passenger trains came along to pick up and discharge passengers, but you just see a lonely old train depot next to the tracks.

Well, it is an old train station, but it is not a lonely station.  Instead of passengers waiting for the train, you see railroad historians.

Welcome to the Western Maryland Railway Museum.  You go inside, and you see artifacts and memorabilia from the Western Maryland Railway to include photos from various places along the railway, old caller boards and a CTC panel.  In the basement, you will see a model train display of…

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