THE TROLLEY TO BOONSBORO
The trolley ran to Boonsboro from 1902 to 1938. In its heyday, the trolley ran from Frederick to Middletown, Myersville, Hagerstown, Thurmont, Williamsport and Boonsboro in Maryland and to Shady Grove, PA.
In 1938, the last trolley, made its run from Boonsboro station. It was the end of an era in transportation for Washington County.
The Town of Boonsboro first thought the building was an old shed. It turned out to be the last existing station of the trolley line in Washington County.
John Frye, historian at the Western Maryland Room at Washington Free Library verified it as the county’s last remaining Blue Ridge Trolley station.
After John Frye verified the authenticity of the Trolley Station, John Kendall, who was Boonsboro Town Manager at that time, literally ran down the street to the building that was to be demolished and jumped in front of the bulldozer to stop the destruction of the building.