The Hagerstown Railroad Museum at City Park, Hagerstown, Maryland

John Cowgill: Stories of the Railroad

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Hagerstown, Maryland is a city located in the western part of the state.  Nicknamed the ‘Hub City’, it is a crossroads for the highways and for the railroads.  Near the center of the city is ‘City Park’.  It is considered to be one of the most beautiful city parks in America which includes a fountain, the Hager House and Museum which is the home of the city’s founder, a band shell for concerts, the Mansion House Arts Center, the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts and, most important to those who love trains, the Hagerstown Railroad Museum.

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As you enter through the gate, you will see Number 202 from the Western Maryland Railway.  This locomotive has a special home here as it served the city for many years.  There are also two old cabooses of which you can climb into and see what it was like to be in a…

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