Trolley Freight Service

Watch footage preserved by the National Railway Historical Society showing Hagerstown & Frederick freight and passenger operations in the late 1940s:

The 19 minutes of footage below begins in the Frederick freight yard with steeplecab and boxcab trolley locomotives moving freight cars outside of the trolley carbarn on E. Patrick Street. Footage also includes Freight Motors #1 and #9 in Frederick and Thurmot, Thurmont and Williamsport passenger service, Western Maryland Railway steam and diesel trains at Thurmont, an outdoor Thurmont lumber mill near the tracks and follows Freight Motor #5 with a boxcar from Thurmont to Frederick.

Listen to an audio recording of Freight Motor #5 in operation: COMING SOON

Listen to an audio recording of Steeplecab Locomotive #12 in operation: COMING SOON