The Hagerstown & Frederick Railway Historical Society is dedicated to promoting and preserving the heritage of the trolley line that served Washington and Frederick Counties in Maryland. We offer historical and technical data, as well as educational information to members and the public.
Need for Preservation
Founded in 1999 by three model railroaders, the HFRHS was created to preserve a vital part of Western Maryland heritage and culture.
The trolley line provided a vital link for the area’s farmers, merchants, and students for almost 60 years during the 19th & 20th Centuries.
As our region has grown, much of the history has been lost to apathy and development.
Less than a dozen original structures and 4 cars remain in restorable condition.