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Operator: Maryland Transit Administration (MTA)
LIGHT RAIL ROUTES
|HB||Hunt Valley - Timonium - Falls Road - North Avenue - Mount Royal - Baltimore St. - Camden Station - Cherry Hill - Linthicum - BWI Airport|
|HG||Hunt Valley - Timonium - Falls Road - North Avenue - Mount Royal - Baltimore St. - Camden Station - Cherry Hill - Linthicum - Glen Burnie|
|PC||Penn Station - Baltimore St. - Camden Station|
NB: The route designations HB, HG and PC are for convenience only, and are not used by the operator.
METRO (SUBWAY) ROUTE
|Johns Hopkins Hospital - Lexington Market - West Cold Spring - Old Court - Owings Mill|
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM
- LRT: 47.7 km.
- Subway (Metro): 24.8 km.
- Horse-drawn streetcars: 26 July 1859 - ?
- Cable cars: 1891 - 1899.
- Electric streetcars (1st generation): 10 Aug. 1885 - 2 Nov. 1963.
- Interurban rail: (steam) 9 May 1889 - 1908; (electric) 1908 - 5 Feb. 1950.
- Light rail (2nd generation): 2 Apr. 1992 - today.
- Subway: 21 Nov. 1983 - today.
- Horse-drawn streetcars: ? mm.
- Streetcars (1st generation): 1638 mm.
- Interurban rail: 1435 mm.
- Light rail (2nd generation): 1435 mm.
- Subway: 1435 mm.
- Demery, L.W. "US Transit funding - Part 5: LRT plans proliferate: Maryland", Modern Tramway and Light Rail Transit, Apr. 1990 (53: 628), p.128-130.
- Farrell, M. Who made all our streetcars go? Baltimore: NRHS, 1973.
- Harwood, H.H. Baltimore streetcars: The postwar years. Baltimore / London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1984, 2003.
- Hoschek, J. (ed.) "Baltimore, Part I: 1915 to 1945", Motor Coach Age, July-Aug. 1988 (XL: 7-8), p.4-43.
- Hoschek, J. (ed.) "Baltimore, Part II: Baltimore Transit under NCL", Motor Coach Age, Nov.-Dec. 1988 (XL: 11-12), p.4-46.
- Morse, K. Baltimore streetcar routes (revised) 1960.
- Simons, V. "Maryland LRT - All change in Maryland", Tramways & Urban Transit, Dec. 2016 (79: 948), p.458-462.
- Baltimore and Annapolis Railroad
- Baltimore Light Rail Link
- Baltimore Metro SubwayLink
- Baltimore Streetcar Museum
- History of MTA Maryland
- Baltimore (on UrbanRailNet)
- Baltimore, Maryland: Transit Links (by Jon Bell)
- Baltimore Metro Subway (by Scott M. Kozel)
- Baltimore once had an elevated streetcar along Guilford Avenue
- Baltimore Streetcar Museum
- History of B&A Railroad
- Light RailLink
- LRT in Baltimore
- Metro SubwayLink
- Revised map showing routes of street cars, motor coaches and trackless trolleys of the Baltimore Transit Company
Also, many thanks to Mr Russell Powers of Lone Tree, CO, USA, for kindly sending me copious amounts of information and documents concerning the history of the Baltimore streetcar and interurban systems.
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