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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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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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Help Us Build Catonsville Trails – Support CRTT By Becoming A Member

Help Us Build Catonsville Trails – Support CRTT By Becoming A Member

Join CRTT and Support Trail Construction 2015 was a tough year for Catonsville Rails To Trails!  Permits for the Spring Grove section of the trail has been brought our construction work to a halt since September 2014.  CRTT had to submit a storm water management plan and apply for permits for this section.  This has […]

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Catonsville Short Line Ribbon Cutting held on Saturday, October 19, 2013

Catonsville Short Line Ribbon Cutting held on Saturday, October 19, 2013

Catonsville Rails To Trails held a ribbon cutting for the Catonsville Short Line (East side) on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 9 a.m. behind the Western School of Technology and Environmental Sciences located at 100 Kenwood Ave. A 8 a.m., approximately 35 cyclists gathered for a tour of the new trail led by Jack MacConnell, […]

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Mt. St. Joe Senior Project Results in Cemetery Overlook on Short Line Trail

Mt. St. Joe Senior Project Results in Cemetery Overlook on Short Line Trail

One of the most beautiful portions of the Catonsville Short Line Trail is near the National Cemetery.  When you round the corner and get a look at the cemetery known as “Little Arlington”, it takes your breath away.  The perfectly symmetrical rows of tomb stones are 16′ apart and seem to go on forever.  It makes you […]

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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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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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