The Baltimore Streetcar Museum, Baltimore, Maryland

John Cowgill: Stories of the Railroad


The major streets of Baltimore, Maryland, like many cities in America, were where you could find streetcars running north and south and east and west.  Passengers were able to board the streetcar and go anywhere they needed to go in the city day or night.  In Baltimore, like many cites, they streetcars were taken off of the streets, and they were gone never to run on the streets again.  Today, the people of Baltimore will never see streetcars again… or can they?

Welcome to the Baltimore Streetcar Museum was erected.  Running along old Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad track, visitors can ride the old streetcars of yesteryear between two loop terminals.  When the rides are over, you can walk to the barn and see some of the other cars some of which are under restoration.  You can go inside and see old photos and memorabilia plus a model of a streetcar…

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