Cumberland (Amtrak station)
A CSX freight train passes Cumberland's Amtrak station
|Address||East Harrison & Queen City Street
Cumberland, MD 21502
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Passengers (2013)||11,835 8%|
The Cumberland Amtrak station is a train station in Cumberland, Maryland, United States served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system. It is also served by the Bayrunner Shuttle bus, which runs between Grantsville and BWI Airport.
The current waiting shelter for Amtrak service in Cumberland sits on the original site of the Queen City Station. This was a 174-room hotel constructed by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in 1871 with a ballroom, a 400-seat dining room, and gardens and fountains. The station was demolished in 1972, an act which spurred conservation efforts for architecturally and historically significant structures.
Notable visiting trains
A lot of interesting passenger equipment has passed through Cumberland, including numerous examples of privately owned railcars (known as private varnish), Amtrak's experimental TurboTrain, and the luxury American-European Express. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Train still passes through town on its way between major shows.
- "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of Maryland" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
- Feldstein, Albert L. (2006). Allegany County. Charleston, SC: Arcadia. p. 38. ISBN 978-0-7385-4381-9.
- Newell, Dianne (1975). The Failure to Preserve the Queen City Hotel, Cumberland, Maryland. Case Studies in Preservation. Washington, D.C.: Preservation Press. ISBN 978-0-89133-023-3.