Brunswick station (Maryland)

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Brunswick
MARC commuter rail station
Brunswick Train Station MD1.jpg
Brunswick station house, September 2012
Location100 South Maple Street
Brunswick, MD 21716
Coordinates39°18′43″N 77°37′38″W / 39.31194°N 77.62722°W / 39.31194; -77.62722
Owned byCity of Brunswick
Line(s)Cumberland Subdivision
Metropolitan Subdivision
Platforms3 side platforms
Tracks4
Construction
ParkingYes
History
Opened1891
Traffic
Passengers (2013)712 (MARC)
Services
Preceding station   MARC   Following station
toward Martinsburg
Brunswick Line
Former services
Preceding station   Amtrak logo no text (1971).png Amtrak   Following station
toward Martinsburg
Blue Ridge
ended 1986
toward Cincinnati
Shenandoah
ended 1981
Baltimore and Ohio
Main Line
toward Communipaw
toward Communipaw
Brunswick Railroad Station
Brunswick station (Maryland) is located in Maryland
Brunswick station (Maryland)
Brunswick station (Maryland) is located in the US
Brunswick station (Maryland)
LocationBrunswick, Maryland, USA
Coordinates39°18′43″N 77°37′38″W / 39.31194°N 77.62722°W / 39.31194; -77.62722Coordinates: 39°18′43″N 77°37′38″W / 39.31194°N 77.62722°W / 39.31194; -77.62722
ArchitectEphraim Francis Baldwin
Architectural styleQueen Anne
Part ofBrunswick Historic District (#79001128)
Added to NRHPAugust 29, 1979.[1]

Brunswick is a passenger rail station on the MARC Brunswick Line between Washington, D.C. and Martinsburg, West Virginia.[2] The station house, located at 100 South Maple Street in Brunswick, Maryland, is a former Baltimore and Ohio Railroad depot that is a contributing property to the Brunswick Historic District, which has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since August 29, 1979.[3] The station was designed by Ephraim Francis Baldwin and opened in 1891 on Seventh Avenue. Several years later the building was moved to its current location.[4] It is a wooden frame building with stone walls up to the window sills, and features Palladian windows in the roof dormers.[5]

Amtrak's former Blue Ridge previously served the station and eventually dropped the stop from its timetables.[6] The Brunswick station was the final station in the CSX System to eliminate human ticket agents. Barb Eichelberger, the last employee of her kind in the entire system, retired in June 2010.[7]

Station layout[edit]

Brunswick features a unique station layout in which the westbound and eastbound tracks are separated by the station's parking lot. The station house is located just north of a platform serving the Martinsburg-bound trains, while two side platforms south of the parking lot serve Washington-bound trains.

G Side platform, doors will open on the right
Outbound Brunswick Line toward Martinsburg (Harpers Ferry)
Capitol Limited does not stop here
Outbound Capitol Limited does not stop here
Ground level Exit/entrance and parking lot
Side platform, doors will open on the left
Inbound Capitol Limited does not stop here →
Brunswick Line toward Union Station (Point of Rocks)
Inbound Capitol Limited does not stop here →
Brunswick Line toward Union Station (Point of Rocks)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Register of Historic Places Listings; August 29, 1979
  2. ^ MARC station list (includes Brunswick) Archived 2008-03-09 at the Wayback Machine. MARC official website
  3. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  4. ^ Maryland Historical Trust (1978-03-15). "Brunswick Historic District; National Register of Historic Places; Nomination Form". Retrieved 2016-03-26. p. 11.
  5. ^ Avery, Carlos P. (2003). E. Francis Baldwin, Architect: The B&O, Baltimore, and Beyond. Baltimore, Maryland: Baltimore Architecture Foundation. p. 36. ISBN 0-9729743-0-X.
  6. ^ Amtrak Timetables; October 25, 1981; Capitol Limited (Museum of Railway Timetables)
  7. ^ "Last CSX ticket agent retires at Brunswick MARC station". The Baltimore Sun. 2010-06-09.

External links[edit]

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