Feb 26, 2009

1935: Elkton Gets a New Railroad Station

(WoCCP) - In the middle of the Great Depression the Pennsylvania Railroad electrified its main line between New York and Washington and this resulted in a number of improvements in Elkton. In the center of town a sharp curve in the tracks created a hazard so company engineers straightened the right-away, eliminating the dangerous bend. While they were at it they also eliminated three grade crossings and built two bridges to carry traffic safely over the busy railroad, one on North Street and the other on Bridge Street. Continued

Photos: Top: Library of Congress. Left: MDRails.