The Hagerstown and Frederick Railway was the last Interurban “trolley” company to serve Maryland. It shaped communities, employed thousands and improved life in every community that it served.

We exist to ensure that the railway’s history and legacy is preserved for future generations.

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 main and branch lines was considered to be one of the most extensive and scenic of its kind in the nation, boasting 87 1/2 miles of track at its peak and climbing two mountain summits.  Today, several original structures and four “trolley” cars remain in restorable condition, however much more of this history has been lost to apathy and development.

Who We Are

The “H&FRHS” is a 501(c)3 educational non-profit organization which invites anyone with an interest in the H&F Railway to join in our efforts.  We maintain an archive of artifacts, photographs and resources for researchers and present exhibits and historical presentations to the public among other programs and opportnities.  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.