Childs MD to Providence MD, 4-1/2 miles
Cecil County, Northeastern MD
Former route of the Lancaster, Cecil & Southern RR
GPS Coordinates: 39.643667, -75.871828 (Junction with the B&O)
GPS Coordinates: 39.691928, -75.878080 (Northern end)
Phone A/C: 410
Access by train/transit:
The Lancaster, Cecil & Southern RR was a
railroad that connected with the Baltimore & Ohio RR at Childs MD, in Cecil
County, in northeast MD, very close to the state line with Delaware.
It ran between 1893 and 1972. The track was taken up sometime around
1973 or so. It does not appear that the railroad
ever became a part of the B&O RR. For a complete history, please refer
to the PDF mentioned below.
Acknowledgements: The three sites below.
The PDF is the most complete account of the railroad's history.
Courtesy of the University of Texas Library, click
their index page.
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