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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
# 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 – […]
#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 […]
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 […]
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.