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Green Spring Accommodation

$40.00

Located north and west of Baltimore, the Green Spring Branch is one of the
earliest and most historical railroad lines in the United States.
Originally completed in 1832 using iron strap rail, the trains were
initially pulled by horses. In subsequent years, the line went through
the usual transition to steam locomotives, doodlebugs and finally diesel
power.

Description

Located north and west of Baltimore, the Green Spring Branch is one of the
earliest and most historical railroad lines in the United States.
Originally completed in 1832 using iron strap rail, the trains were
initially pulled by horses. In subsequent years, the line went through
the usual transition to steam locomotives, doodlebugs and finally diesel
power.

Although operated as a typical branch line, the Green Spring Branch did
have a brief taste of mainline glory when the improvement of tunnels in
Baltimore diverted heavy traffic over the line. In later years, passenger
service declined to doodlebugs and then the line became a diesel freight
only operation until abandonment and a period as a host to a railroad
museum.

Softbound with 120 pages, more than 55 photos, in excess of 65 maps and
other illustrations.

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