Academy Junction to Bowie

Point of Interest

Historic ICC Abandonment Filings

Docket Number: 11373 Date: 10/3/1936 Section: 1
App. of the Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington RR. Co. and the Pennsylvania RR. Co. for authority to abandon portion of line of The Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington RR. Co. extending from Academy Junction to Southern Maryland Agricultural Association Race Track, near Bowie, approximately 6 miles.
Length: 6 miles Citation: 217 ICC 612  

A portion of this line southwest of Race Track Road (near the southern end of the abandonment mapped above) has been abandoned as well and converted to the Washington, Baltimore, and Anapolis (WB&A) Trail, constructed on the right-of-way of the Washington, Baltimore, and Anapolis Railroad which operated from 1887 to 1935. A great deal of information regarding this abandoned rail line and the trail project can be found on the internet.

Kevin M. Smith
Cicero, NY


The PRR actually only owned this line for about a year. It was originally (1908-1935) part of the main line of the Washington, Baltimore & Annapolis Electric Ry.

Herb Harwood
Baltimore, MD


I am looking for any information on the Maryland and Rutland Railroad. My dad'said friend at church found a retirement certificate from this railroad but we can not find any info on this railroad. He already contacted the Library of Congress they have no records. Does anyone know anything of this railroad?

Patrick Miller
Baltimore, MD


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