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Train at the Brunswick, Md. station, 1970s.

Black and white photograph showing a train stopped at the Brunswick, Md. station; image likely dates to the mid-1970s.

Train at the Brunswick, Md. station, 1970s.

This image likely shows the inaugural run of the Shenandoah (Washington-Cumberland-Cincinnati) in October, 1976, as the train makes a stop at the historic depot in Brunswick, Md. The Shenandoah, which ran until 1981, took its name from an earlier train operated by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O). An early flyer noted, "Now for the first time you can take in eye-opening daytime views of the beautiful Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountains as you travel..." It also touted the use of new Amfleet cars on the route.

In the beginning, passengers could transfer to the combined Mountaineer/James Whitcomb Riley (later the Cardinal) at Cincinnati for connecting service to Chicago. Today, the portion of the route between Washington and Cumberland, Md. is covered by the Capitol Limited (Washington-Chicago).

The Queen Anne style depot was built by the B&O in 1891 and is still used by the Maryland Area Regional Commuter rail system.

Photographer: Unknown. From the Amtrak Corporate Collection.