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Point of Rocks Railroad Station

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

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Point of Rocks Railroad Station, built in 1875.

Built in 1875 by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, this Victorian Gothic-style railroad station cuts a stunning profile in rural Maryland. The influence of the Point of Rocks station was so great that the town was moved to its present site from about a mile away in order to be near the tracks, demonstrating the importance of the railroad at the time.

While traveling along the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal trail, be sure to stop and marvel at the unlikely rail station structure. Point of Rocks Railroad Station is now used as an office and is not open to the public, but you can admire its exterior from the platform of the Point of Rocks MARC train station. [1]

 

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