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Short Line Clean Up Day – November 19

Short Line Clean Up Day – November 19

Catonsville Rails To Trails, Catonsville Womens Giving Circle and Partners in Paradise are teaming up for a Family Clean Up on the Catonsville Short Line on Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. (Rain date is Sunday, November 20 9-12). Volunteers will meet at the corner of Maiden Choice Lane and Garden […]

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Thanks To Home Depot

Thanks To Home Depot

Thanks to CRTT Volunteers In partnership with Home Depot – Catonsville, CRTT was able to accept 7-8 pallets of surplus landscaping materials that will be used for future projects. An urgent call for CRTT volunteers went out over the weekend of July 9 and 10, 2016 and our loyal volunteers showed up to help. Volunteers […]

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122 Riders Participated in July 4th Bike Ride To Fort McHenry

122 Riders Participated in July 4th Bike Ride To Fort McHenry

    Bike Ride the Biggest Ever   Many thanks to all the wonderful cyclist who participated in the July 4th ride.  An update will be provided soon. About Julie: Julie loved the Catonsville trails and frequently used the trail during her battle with ovarian cancer.  Julie passed away in March but her memory lives […]

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Make an End of Year Donation to CRTT

Make an End of Year Donation to CRTT

Catonsville Rails To Trails (CRTT) relies on your generous donations to build and maintain trails in the Catonsville  community.  Did you know that 40% of individual donations to non-profits are made in December? We are hoping that you are considering a 2014 End-Of-Year donation and we are confident that you will find Catonsville Rails To […]

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Storm Damage Trail Clean Up Day – Saturday, July 11, 2015

Storm Damage Trail Clean Up Day – Saturday, July 11, 2015

The Catonsville Short Line Trail has been hit hard this spring and summer.  At least nine trees have fallen on the east side of the Beltway and one tree fell near Spring Grove.  The trees have been moved off the trail but large piles of limbs and debris remain.  Additionally, heavy rains have washed out […]

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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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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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