Cumberland (Amtrak station)

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Cumberland
Freight at Cumberland Amtrak station.jpg
A CSX freight train passes Cumberland's Amtrak station
Station statistics
Address East Harrison & Queen City Street
Cumberland, MD 21502
Coordinates 39°39′02″N 78°45′28″W / 39.6506°N 78.7579°W / 39.6506; -78.7579Coordinates: 39°39′02″N 78°45′28″W / 39.6506°N 78.7579°W / 39.6506; -78.7579
Line(s)
Connections Bayrunner Shuttle
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Station code CUM
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 11,835[1] Increase 8%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Chicago
Capitol Limited

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.

History[edit]

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.[2] The station was demolished in 1972, an act which spurred conservation efforts for architecturally and historically significant structures.[3]

Notable visiting trains[edit]

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.

Current Service[edit]

Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, provides intercity service to Cumberland under the Capitol Limited route which runs between Chicago and Washington, D.C.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of Maryland" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Feldstein, Albert L. (2006). Allegany County. Charleston, SC: Arcadia. p. 38. ISBN 978-0-7385-4381-9. 
  3. ^ 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. 

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