Spring Gap was most likely named after the WM because of the deep cut that the railroad created here to cut through a small river bend. There was a highway overpass located here up until 1996, when it was removed due to low clearence. There was also a 546ft. side track here that was used to store MofW equipment and camp cars. The rails were still intact here after the West Sub was taken out of service in 1975. The rails were pulled up during the widening of the highway west of here along the passing siding at North Branch. The WM right-of-way at Spring Gap is now owned by the C&O Canal National Park.
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