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Date: 02/15/21 15:23
Maryland Midland on Farquher Street
Author: sig292

Back in 2007 I was lucky enough to catch Maryland Midland train UBEG on the Farquher Street tracks.
I sure hope the people living on this street didn't mind the sound of squealing freight car brakes.
Maybe they did mind, it wasn't long after I made this video that the new track was put in to bypass the street running.
Enjoy!
Ken Gear
 

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Date: 02/15/21 16:43
Re: Maryland Midland on Farquher Street
Author: Tominde

Where is Farquhar St?



Date: 02/15/21 16:48
Re: Maryland Midland on Farquher Street
Author: perklocal

Awesome !  I wonder if they ever had one get away from them on that grade ?



Date: 02/15/21 17:03
Re: Maryland Midland on Farquher Street
Author: JayK

Farquher St is in Union Bridge, MD. It is no longer used as the MMID built a new route from their mainline into the cement plant. Here's a view from 2014.




Date: 02/15/21 18:53
Re: Maryland Midland on Farquher Street
Author: bigsavage

The Farquhar St. spur was constructed in 1911 by the WM. Until 1971 it connected in a wye with a PRR branch inside the plant.
The current connection is about 1 mile east of Union Bridge, with a wye track at the intersection of Shepherd's Mill and Ladiesburg Rds.
There is a stiff grade along Shepherd's Mill Rd. and at the intersection at Quaker Hill Rd., the spur goes into mill property.
Photos from 6-24-2020
WW Jenkins








Date: 02/16/21 08:36
Re: Maryland Midland on Farquher Street
Author: aehouse

I got tipped off about the last run on Farquhar Street (I think it was on a Saturday) and rushed down to Union Bridge to photograph it.  The slides are somewhere.  There was quite a crowd there for the final run.

Art House
Gettysburg, Pa.



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