Click the link above to visit the Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum
At Hagerstown the Western Maryland had a large roundhouse and shop buildings. Similar facilities were located at Maryland Jct., Elkins, Connellsville, and other locations but it a much smaller form. After the steam era ended on the WM, all locomotive major repairs were moved here at Hegerstown. The complex operated up until the mid 1970's when all work then moved to B&O's shops in Cumberland, Md. Hagerstown was downgraded to maintence. Later it hosted various steam locomotives that were sent here for rehabilitation. After the steam locomotives were finished and moved on the roundhouse feel into disuse. Vandles broke out windows and started small fires. The members of the Hagerstown Roundhouse then looked after the roundhouse with permission from CSX. Alot of work went into care for the buildings but deteriation of the roof and other structures deemed any repairs costly. CSX offerred the roundhouse to the City of Hagerstown but the price tag was too great and the time span too short to rasie enough funds. The roundhouse and surronding shop buildings and structure were then bulldozed to the ground one at a time. CSX did however donate the turntable to the Roundhouse Museum. It is now on display at Hagerstown. Rumor has it it will be transferred to Elkins where the WVC plans to rebuild part of the yard and roundhouse at Elkins.
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