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No. 9 Line: 1955

No. 9 Line: 1955

The photographer was facing east, looking down Edmonson Avenue from the point where it crosses Rolling Road. The convertible (double-ended) Baltimore Traction Company trolley has departed Catonsville Junction and is headed west on the No. 9 Line, a jerkwater route terminating in Ellicott City. This line was abandoned in 1955. Judging by the cars in this image, this photo dates from right about that time. View full size.

Catonsville trolleys

I live a stone's throw from the old #9 trolley line. Would love to know if there are additional historic photos of the right-of-way out there, especially west of Rolling Rd. Thanks!

No. 9 Line

Wouldn't that be the No. 8 Line?

OOPS... I erred. The No. 8 Line ran on Frederick Avenue and stopped at Catonsville while the No. 9 Line ran on Edmonson Avenue all the way to Ellicott City.

Glen Echo Trolley Right-of-Way

Folks hungry for photos of the Glen Echo line may enjoy this nice collection. See also the 1980 application for historic preservation that sought to protect the abandoned Glen Echo right-of-way as it passes through the town of Brookmont, MD. Highlights of the report include 1970s era photos of the line's infrastructure relics.

Glen Echo Line

We lived in Bethesda, outside Washington DC, in the 1954-57 period. We went to Glen Echo Park several times (my first roller coaster experience), and my older brother took me riding on the downtown trolley cars once, but the exciting looking run to Glen Echo had already been discontinued, a severe disappointment considering the exciting run through scenic cliffside woods with many trestles.

Trolleys in MD

I'd love to see some photos of the trolleys and line that ran from DC through Brookmont and Glen Echo.

Catonsville MD +57

Here is the scene today.

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