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CUMBERLAND SUB

The current Cumberland Sub is an integral part of today’s CSX system. Like other lines across the nation, it too has gone thru modern transformation. It’s beginnings date back to the 1840’s as the “East End” of Baltimore and Ohio Railroad’s Cumberland Division and part of it’s main line from the Ohio River to Baltimore. The Sub runs mostly alongside the famous Potomac River. Locations along it’s length are notable among many railroad historians and include Harper’s Ferry the birthplace of the American Civil War. Martinsburg, site of the 1877 Strike against the railroad. The Magnolia Cutoff, the 14 mile realignment in the Paw Paw Bends that includes 2 river crossings and 4 tunnels and finally, to it’s namesake Cumberland.

 

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