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Eagle Scout Movie Matinee a Success

Eagle Scout Movie Matinee a Success

Over 50 years ago, the cast and crew of the popular television show, Route 66, came into the Catonsville and Paradise communities and filmed an episode of  this edgy show dealing with mental illness.  Most of the show was filmed at Spring Grove  but there are also shots of the #8 streetcars, the Short Line Railroad, the Paradise Business […]

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Catonsville Short Line Trail Construction delayed by weather

Catonsville Short Line Trail  Construction delayed by weather

After years of planning and preperation, the Catonsville Short Line Trail between Maiden Choice Lane and Paradise Ave. was resurfaced with a crush and run (CR6) gravel surface March 4 -12, 2013.  Work began intensely on this section on November 6, 2011 when volunteers began widened the trail from 4′ to 12′ while other volunteers were […]

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Catonsville Rails To Trails Board of Directors

Catonsville Rails To Trails Board of Directors

Catonsville Rails To Trails Board of Directors OFFICERS Thomas Ajluni – CRTT President –  Director of Engineering – Hawk Institute for Space Sciences David Horsch – CRTT Vice President – Fellow Engineer – Northrup Grumman Lindsay Thompson – CRTT Treasurer – V.P., Engineering & Project Management – Colliers International Thomas C. Bagg, III – CRTT […]

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Baltimore Sun’s Jounalist, Jacques Kelly Visits the Catonsville Short Line Trail

Baltimore Sun’s Jounalist, Jacques Kelly Visits the Catonsville Short Line Trail

Catonsville Rails To Trails was happy to welcome journalist, Jacques Kelly to the Short Line trail on September 25, 2012.  Jacques and wrote an amazing article about the Short Line Trail.  Thanks!

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Thanks To Our 2012-2013 Volunteers

Thanks To Our 2012-2013 Volunteers

CRTT has been able to make tremendous progress in the past few years due to our amazing volunteers.  Special thanks to UMBC and the Catonsville Alternative School for providing volunteer labor on a regular basis.  Special thanks to  Joshua Day for organizing the UMBC students and to the Catonsville Alternative School’s George Dunn and Shawn Krause […]

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#9 Trolley Trail

#9 Trolley Trail

# 9 Trolley Trail Location – The #9 Trolley Line is located at the end of Edmondson Avenue near Chalfonte Drive in Catonsville, MD 21228. Parking – On-street parking is available on Chalfonte Drive, Stonewall Road and Edmondson Avenue at the top of the trail.  Parking is also available in Ellicott City. Trail Conditions – […]

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#8 Streetcar Path

#8 Streetcar Path

  #8 Streetcar Path This beautiful trail is filled with history and fun for everyone. Location – The #8 Streetcar Path is located between the 1600 block of Frederick Road and Edmondson Avenue in Catonsville, MD 21228. Parking – At the intersection of Edmondson and Dutton Avenues (behind 7-Eleven) is a large concrete area where […]

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The Short Line Trail History

The Short Line Trail History

  Short Line Railroad History – The Short Line Railroad ran from St. Agnes Station (present day Loudon Park), on the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad (B&P, now Amtrak), to Catonsville — a distance of about 3.5 miles. The railroad would pass through the lands of J. B. Brinkley, near Loudon Park Cemetery Seemuiler and Beechfield […]

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Students From The 2011 Kaleidscope! Arts Camp Restore Streetcar Mural

Students From The 2011 Kaleidscope! Arts Camp Restore Streetcar Mural

Congratulations to the Teens from Kaleidoscope! Arts Camp for restoring the mural on the #8 Streetcar Path in West Catonsville.  The 20’ high mural depicts the Catonsville Junction in the 1940s at the intersection of Dutton and Edmondson Avenues and features a full-sized streetcar waiting next to the Caton Tavern (now the Junction 7-Eleven). The […]

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UMBC Fraternity volunteer on Short Line Trail

UMBC Fraternity volunteer on Short Line Trail

Thanks to members of UMBC’s Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity for painting the guard rails along Shady Nook Rd. on September 12, 2012.  Special thanks to George Brookhart of Maryland Residential Realty for sponsoring this event by funding the paint, brushes and pizza.

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