(Picture and articles from the railroad depot on display) Old Taneytown Train Station. The railroad came to Taneytown rather late. Opening for business in 1872, it was known as the Frederick & Pennsylvania Line Railroad. it gave Taneytown rail connections to Littlestown, Hanover, York and to the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad by way of Frederick. The B & O provided a connection to Baltimore. Taneytown’s economic growth and development owed much to the railroad. Farmers and merchants could quickly shop livestock, produce and merchandise to markets north, west and south and supplies could be more quickly delivered to the town. In August 1948, all passenger service, except for the occasional excursion, was discontinued.
- 7th Edition Museum Holiday Ornament – 2014 – Old Taneytown Train Station