Nov 26, 2007

The B&O Holly

(HSoCC Blog) - One tradition for kicking off the Christmas Season in Cecil County is the annual lighting of the “Holly Tree by-the-tracks.” The Baltimore & Ohio held the first public ceremony in 1948 and for many years the company dispatched a special train from Mount Royal Station to Jackson for the occassion. After 1971, the tree was dark for a few years until a group of local volunteers started making sure the tree festively blazed for the holiday season. Continued

Photo courtesy MDRails