This steel thru-truss trestle was built in 1906 by The Pennsylavania Steel Co. to replace a former wooden trestle shortly after construction. This bridge crosses over the abandoned B&O Low line just around the bend from the East End of the Jerome passing siding. The bridge is also a mile west of the current B&O/CSX tracks. This is bridge number 136.3 on the Western Maryland. The bridge is a custom design built specificy for this angled crossing of the B&O. The crossties on the bridge are banked for the WM rails along the Fast Freight Line.
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A 1966 home movie showing the Blue Mountain Express from Hagerstown to Cumberland through Paw Paw bends. First movie clip shot from train is rounding the curve and crossing the 2nd Potomac bridge. Next exiting Stickpile tunnels west portal, then 3rd crossing with the B&O crossing. The block signal is the east end of the double track at Jerome, and then the 4th crossing at Magnolia. Last clip is a brief glimpse of Maryland Junction. (video from Andy DeLauder)