Aberdeen station (Baltimore and Ohio Railroad)
|Former B&O station|
Aberdeen Station in 2011.
|Location||408 West Bel Air Avenue (MD 132)|
|Owned by||Track: CSX Transportation|
|Tracks||1 (formerly 2)|
|Closed||1955 or 1958|
Aberdeen Station is a former Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) station in Aberdeen, Maryland. The station was designed by architect Frank Furness, who also designed some B&O stations in Pennsylvania. The station has deteriorated in condition mightily since B&O ended service in 1955, and was almost torn down in 2003. An eleventh hour agreement was made by CSX and the Historical Society of Harford County to save the building.
Aberdeen Station was built in a Queen Anne style of architecture. It is located on the west side of the single tracked (formerly double tracked) CSX Philadelphia Subdivision, and south of Bel Air Avenue (Maryland Route 132). The building is one-and-a-half stories tall, and was described as the type of station where the agent would live above the waiting room. The building is also the last wooden station remaining on the Baltimore–Philadelphia line, and one of the only stations Frank Furness designed that is still standing.
The first B&O service to Aberdeen used the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad (PW&B) between Baltimore and New York City, now apart of Amtrak's Northeast Corridor. Rival Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) began using the PW&B after opening its line between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. This caused a power struggle between the B&O and the PRR.
- Tim Tamburino, Anne Bruder (September 9, 2002). "Determination of Eligibility Form". Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved November 27, 2011.
- Frederick N. Rasmussen (March 7, 2010). "New life for old Aberdeen train station". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved November 28, 2011.
- Aberdeen, MD. The Great American Stations. Retrieved December 27, 2011