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The Maryland Midland Railroad

The Maryland Midland is a shortline formed out of a section of the old Western Maryland mainline, running from Emory up to Blue Ridge Summit, just over the state line in PA, and a section of the old Pennsylvania Frederick branch, running from Taneytown to Walkersville, where it meets the Walkersville Southern. Its headquarters are in Union Bridge, across the road from the old station.

One can follow the Maryland Midland most of its length by car. It is extremely easy to chase a train and get lots of great pictures. There are also two stations to be mentioned. In in Union Bridge, there is a little brick and stone gem which houses the Western Maryland Historical Society's museum. At the west end, in Blue Ridge Summit, there is another station, near the Episcopal church, which no longer functions as such, but is immediately identifiable.

For some years there was excursion service on this line, separate from the railroad itself. It has been discontinued for several years now.

The Walkersville Southern Railroad

This line operates the remainder of the ex-Pennsy line south from Walkersville to Frederick. As far as I know, it is strictly an excursion service.

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