Union Bridge station is a historic railway station in Union Bridge, Carroll County, Maryland. It was built in 1902 as a stop for the Western Maryland Railway. It is representative of the rural railway stations constructed during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The station's two buildings are arranged with their south façades lengthwise fronting the railroad tracks.[2]

Union Bridge Station
Union Bridge Station
Union Bridge station is located in Maryland
Union Bridge station
Union Bridge station is located in the United States
Union Bridge station
Location41 N. Main Street (MD 35), Union Bridge, Maryland
Coordinates39°34′14″N 77°10′39″W / 39.57056°N 77.17750°W / 39.57056; -77.17750
Area2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built1902 (1902)
Architectural styleGreek Revival
NRHP reference No.76000984[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 7, 1976

The railroad operated a major railroad car shop adjacent to the station from the late 19th century until the 1950s. The shop buildings were demolished in 1964.[3]

The station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976 as Union Bridge Station.[1]

Western Maryland Railway Historical Society Museum edit

The station is now the home of the Western Maryland Railway Historical Society Museum, which includes artifacts of the Western Maryland Railway.

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References edit

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Joseph M. Getty (January 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Union Bridge Station" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-01-01.
  3. ^ Salamon, Stephen J.; Hopkins, William E. (1991). The Western Maryland Railway in the Diesel Era. Silver Spring, Maryland: Old Line Graphics. p. 12. ISBN 1-879314-07-X.

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Preceding station Western Maryland Railway Following station
toward Cumberland
Main Line Linwood