story from Warren Jenkins
This article appeared in the Cumberland evening paper in early June, 1975, right after our Memorial Day weekend bash at Big Savage Tunnel. While about 10 of us from Beall High in Frostburg had a grand time at the west portal, the rest of our Boy Scout troop was camped at the east portal, apparently causing some consternation from passing train crews. I should note that our west portal site was off the R-O-W in the woods, the Scouts were apparently camped about where the Colmar tower used to be. This would all result in myself and my friends leaving the B.S.A., by the time we tried this again in May 1976, the main had been broken for a month and it was already a ghost railroad for many miles. The trek from Frostburg to Sand Patch with full backpacks in the rain would convince all of us that we needed our own transport to a better place. We would find that the next year at Falls Cut Tunnel on B&O Sand Patch line.