Vintage photos of the Cumberland area

The following photos were provided by Mike McKenzie. A friend of his rescued them from Cumberland, Maryland area garbage many years ago. They are primarily of Cumberland, Maryland from the early 1900s through the 1960s. The photos include:

  • The circa late 1930s Cumberland flood control project
  • The Queen City Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Station, which was torn down years ago
  • The C&O canal, when in operation, with boats and the coal loading docks
  • Western Maryland and Baltimore & Ohio steam locomotives
  • Various derailments
  • Cumberland locomotive shop and yards, showing two roundhouses

    Links to the photos:
    001 Baltimore Street, Cumberland
    002 Cumberland view from the Emmanuel Episcopal Church
    003 Cumberland view toward Baltimore street
    004 High Water at bridge to Washington Street
    005 Bridges over the C & O canal, location unknown
    006 Aerial view of steam locomotive
    007 C & O canal looking north towards Cumberland
    008 C & O Canal, location unknown
    009 Bypass bridge, Cumberland
    010 Cumberland area view, including Potomac Glass Co. factory
    011 Railroad bridge over the South Branch of the Potomac
    012 Western Maryland train station
    013 Front view of Western Maryland engine no. 208
    014 Knepper's Pharmacy, Cumberland MD, mid-1950's
    015 Old bridge to Ridgeley, WV
    016 Town Clock Church
    017 Cumberland, as seen from Ridgeley, West Virginia
    018 New Baltimore Street bridge, late 1950's
    019 Flood control project in the Narrows
    020 Cumberland Brewing Co. (Old Export) building
    021 Flood control project construction near east side of Narrows
    022 Baltimore & Ohio Viaduct crossing Wills Creek
    023 Western Maryland engine no. 241
    024 Cumberland Brewing Company
    025 Flooded Cumberland flood control project
    026 Possibly the bridge at Washington and Baltimore streets
    027 Coaling tower, Western Maryland Railroad
    028 Baltimore & Ohio rail yard at Cumberland MD
    029 Rail car, purpose-built for spraying the tracks
    030 German Brewing Co., later Queen City Brewing
    031 Smokestack demolition
    032 Western Maryland passenger train
    033 Derailment
    034 1952 Dodge station wagon-based "railcar"
    035 Derailment clean up, boom in back ground
    036 Flood control construction photo, unknown location
    037 Building the "Blue Bridge" from Cumberland MD to Ridgeley WV
    038 Western Maryland Railway Watchman
    039 Western Maryland crane in action at derailment
    040 Two Western Maryland Cranes working at a derailment
    041 Baltimore & Ohio Round House, South Cumberland
    042 Extinguishing rail car fire
    043 Flood control project near Western Maryland station
    044 Steam engine no. 5550
    045 Baltimore & Ohio derailment impacts building
    046 Steam crane at derailment in photo 045
    047 Baltimore & Ohio, may be same derailment as photo 045
    048 Different angle of the derailment in photo 045
    049 Baltimore & Ohio, may be same derailment as photo 045
    050 Baltimore & Ohio "big hook" crane car
    051 Work crew driving spikes
    052 Harry Truman in Cumberland, 1948 whistle stop tour
    053 Harry Truman speaking from back of his presidential rail car
    054 Crowd for Truman's whistle stop
    055 Baltimore & Ohio YMCA in Cumberland
    056 A location near east side of Narrows
    057 Cumberland B & O Employees Federal Credit Union
    058 York Hotel area
    059 Baltimore & Ohio Engine No. 3, Queen City Station
    060 B&O train at Queen City Station
    061 Baltimore & Ohio Freight Station, Cumberland, MD
    062 Possibly looking east over Harrison Street crossing
    063 Rail yard
    064 Baltimore & Ohio engine no. 761
    065 Fairbanks Morse switcher locomotive
    066 Queen City Station
    067 Queen City Station in the steam era
    068 Dirt work at the Queen City Station
    069 Queen City Station
    070 Crane at derailment
    071 Crane at derailment
    072 Baltimore & Ohio rail diesel car no. 6071
    073 Crane at derailment
    074 Western Maryland derailment
    075 Cumberland locomotive shop and yards
    076 Baltimore & Ohio derailment
    077 Looking south from the Western Maryland Station
    078 Construction equipment on flat cars, possibly showing B&O Rolling Mill
    079 Box cars in rail yard
    080 Western Maryland Railway Co. Freight Station, circa 1957

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