The Hagerstown and Frederick Railway was the last Interurban “trolley” company to serve Maryland. For nearly 60 years, electric interurban cars and freight motors traveled the streets, farmland and mountain ridges of Frederick and Washington counties, providing a vital link for area farmers, merchants and students. Its network of mainline and branchlines is considered to be one of the most extensive of its kind, boasting 87 1/2 miles of track at its peak.
Today, several original structures and four “trolley” cars remain in restorable condition, but much of this history has been lost to apathy and development.
Who We Are
The HFRHS was formed in 1999 by three area model railroaders with an interest in preserving this vital piece of Maryland heritage and railroad history. We are a 501(c)3 educational non-profit organization which invites anyone with an interest in the H&F Railway to join in our efforts. Our members include historians, collectors, modelers, railfans, and local residents who share our interest.
To learn more about the H&F Railway itself, check out our H&F History page.