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The railroad of the Washington County Railroad Company, hereinafter called the Washington County Railroad, is a single-track line, located entirely within the State of Maryland and extends from Weverton to Hagerstown, a distance of 23.718 miles, with a branch line from Security Junction to Security, aggregating 27.396 miles of road.


CORPORATE HISTORY

The Washington County Railroad was incorporated March 10, 1864, under a special law of Maryland, for the purpose of building a railroad from Hagerstown to a connection with the Baltimore and Ohio at Weverton, Md., about 23.72 miles.

DEVELOPMENT OF FIXED PHYSICAL PROPERTY

The owned road of the Washington County Railroad, 27.396 miles, was acquired by construction. The original road was begun early in 1866 and was completed from Weverton to Hagerstown, Md., 23.718 miles, and opened for operation December 1, 1867. The Antietam Branch, 3.678 miles, from Security Junction to Security, Md., was built in 1916 by the Baltimore and Ohio under its agreement for the operation of the property.

HISTORY OF CORPORATE FINANCING