Welcome to the
Friends of the Stewartstown Railroad, Inc.
Website updated on April 19, 2017.
In its early years, the Stewartstown Railroad ticketed passengers to points on its line and across the country. Turnpike was a village, also known as Hungerford, along the Susquehanna Trail in what is now a part of Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania.
Here are some resources regarding railroads and railroad history you may find interesting:
Stewartstown Railroad Company
This is the link to the official investor-owned for-profit railroad company website:
Steam Into History
Operates a steam-powered Civil War theme excursion train out of nearby New Freedom, PA along the Northern Central Railway. Click below for their website:
Ma & Pa Preservation Society
Operates the historic Muddy Creek Forks Village and offer motorcar ("speeder") train rides along a portion of the famous Maryland & Pennsylvania ("Ma & Pa") Railroad. Just a short drive from Stewartstown. Click below for their website:
The Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad Historical Society
An historical society dedicated to the legendary "Ma & Pa" Railroad. Click below for their website:
Strasburg Rail Road Company
Located in the town of Strasburg, Lancaster County, this is the railroad that invented the "heritage" or "tourist" railroad business! It's the line by which all other heritage railroads are judged. Click below for their website:
JUST SOUTH OF THE MASON-DIXON LINE
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum
Here's where American commercial railroading began! A superlative collection of artifacts from the famed Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. Click below for their website:
Baltimore Streetcar Museum
Located on the site of the Maryland & Pennsylvania ("Ma & Pa") Railroad's Baltimore terminal this organization operates a fleet of authentic streetcars that actually operated on the streets of Baltimore until 1963. Click below for their website:
Great Scale Model Train and Railroad Collectibles Show
One of the larger shows of its kind in the country. Held four times each year at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Maryland. Click below for their website:
Walkersville Southern Railroad
Operates excursion trains and a museum along a portion of the former Pennsylvania Railroad's York & Frederick line. Walkersville is just a few miles north of Frederick, Maryland off of U.S. Route 15. Click below for their website:
WesternMaryland Railway Historical Society Museum
Located in Union Bridge, Maryland along the former Western Maryland Railway main line (now operated by the Maryland Midland division of Genesee & Wyoming Railroad) in Carroll County, Maryland. The museum is housed in the former WM office building and station. Click below for their website:
Western Maryland Scenic Railroad
Operates out of the former Western Maryland Railway station in Cumberland, Maryland along portions of the old Western Maryland and Cumberland & Pennsylvania Railway right-of-way. Click below for their website:
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