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Crumbs from the Cracker Barrel

March 30, 1999

One of the key factors in Hagerstown being labeled "The Hub City" was the myriad of rail lines emanating from the city. It all began in 1867 when the Cumberland Valley Railroad constructed the initial rail line to Hagerstown. By the end of the century three additional lines became part of the city's history: the Western Maryland Railway, the Shenandoah Valley Railroad (later Norfolk and Western), and the B&O Railway.

From the Maryland Cracker Barrel

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