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Mountain Club of Maryland Builds New Bridge at Spring Grove

Mountain Club of Maryland Builds New Bridge at Spring Grove

  On Saturday, October 25, 2014, seven members of The Mountain Club of Maryland descended on the Catonsville Short Line Trail – Spring Grove section and built a bridge over a drainage area in six hours.   Sheldon Smith, a CRTT Board Member, designed the bridge and pre-cut the lumber so that the project would move […]

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Tour de Mural – This Sunday November 9 at 10 a.m.

Tour de Mural – This Sunday November 9 at 10 a.m.

CRTT will hold a bike ride this Sunday, Nov. 9 and tour all the large outdoor murals in Catonsville. Did you know there is a Beach Blanket Bingo mural in Catonsville?  Did you know that there are 8 large murals in the Catonsville area that have been painted in the last three years? Join Catonsville […]

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Spring Grove Clean Up This Saturday, Sept. 27

Spring Grove Clean Up This Saturday, Sept. 27

Catonsville Rails To Trails (CRTT) hopes to complete the Spring Grove Section of the Catonsville Short Line Railroad Trail this fall and we need the community to step up and give us a hand.  Volunteers are needed to help us clean the final portion of trail near the Wade Avenue entrance of Spring Grove Hospital […]

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Trail Advocate, Kit Valentine Passes Away

Trail Advocate, Kit Valentine Passes Away

On September 15, 2014, Kit Valentine passed away after battling pancreatic cancer. To view an excellent obituary, check out the article written by Lauren Lorrachio of the Catonsville Time. Over 175 people turned out on Saturday, August 23, 2014 for a Catonsville Rails To Trails tribute to trail advocate, Kit Valentine.  Representatives  from Mt. Airy, Patapsco Heritage […]

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Catonsville Short Line Railroad Track Preservation Project

Catonsville Short Line Railroad Track Preservation Project

Business Volunteers Maryland, Catonsville Rails To Trails and Columbia based, Madison Ave., Inc. Team Up to Preserve Catonsville History From 1884 to 1972, the Catonsville Short Line Railroad delivered lumber, coal, food and other necessities of life to residents of Catonsville along a 3.5 mile section of tracks that began in Baltimore city and ended […]

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CRTT Newsletters

CRTT Newsletters

CRTT distributes an electronic newsletter every month.  View our archived newsletters.   View our Archive Email Marketing by Constant Contact®  

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Bike To Work Day – Friday, May 16, 2014 Cancelled – Rescheduled for 5.30.14

Bike To Work Day – Friday, May 16, 2014 Cancelled – Rescheduled for 5.30.14

Bike to Work Day 2014, sponsored by the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, is cancelled in the Baltimore region on Friday May 16, 2014.  On this day, commuters are encouraged to cycle to work with other residents to test out commuting to work every day.  The likely rescheduled date is 5.30.14 This year marks the 17th annual event […]

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April Bike Rides Brings Cyclist Of All Ages

April Bike Rides Brings Cyclist Of All Ages

On April 26, a small caravan of cyclists gathered behind Western School of Technology and Environmental Sciences and followed the proposed route of the Catonsville Short Line Railroad Trail from the rear of Charlestown to the Mews on the Mellor.  The first annual Artstravaganza Festival with artists displaying their art work and a gathering of […]

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Mural Reflects A By-Gone Era of Transportation

Mural Reflects A By-Gone Era of Transportation

In the 1880s, a group of residents banned together to bring a railroad line into Catonsville.  These visionaries believed that railroad transportation would bring prosperity to Catonsville  In the early 1960’s, the Baltimore Beltway I-695 cut a path through Catonsville and demolished most of the gracious homes in the Eden Terrace neighborhood.   It was at this time […]

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Kit Valentine Clean Up Day A Success

Kit Valentine Clean Up Day A Success

Last spring, CRTT volunteer, Kit Valentine began to clear the Mellor Avenue portion of the Catonsville Short Line Trail that parallels Mellor Ave.  Kit removed 40 years of fallen limbs, vines and debris so that the trail would be visible from the road.  By himself, Kit cleared approximately 40% of this portion of trail.  Unfortunately, […]

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