Potomac Wharf






1908 Topo Map



A CSX train brig the WM/GCK locomotives home to Cumberland and WM rails again has paused in the Cumberland Narrows. (May 26, 2012)

An old post card photo shows the early layout of City Jct where the C&P's Potomac Wharf Branch crossed the GC&C/WM. The bridge crossing Will's Creek is the C&P's Potomac Wharf Branch. The second photo is of the watchmans shanty on the WM that was here at City Jct and used at the time as a yard office. The shanty can also be seen in the post card photo as well just east of the diamond. (Thanks to Sam Wilson for the photos)

This photo shows the original crossover that the George's Creek and Cumberland Railroad fought to get installed to get across the Cumberland and Pennsylavania Railroad. The two tracks are the WM crossing the single track the C&P's Potomac Wharf Branch. The GC&C needed to cross the C&P's Potomac Wharf Branch to gain access into Cumberland and interchange with the C&O Canal and the West Virginia Central & Pittsburg Railroad. The WVC&P would later be purchased by the WM as would the GC&C in order for the WM to have a route west out of Cumberland. (May 1918, thanks to Mike Yetter and Warren Hart for photo)

A house is being transferred on a flatcar on the B&0 over Greene Street in Cumberland. This is a C&P train that came off the C&P's Potomac Wharf Branch that leaves the B&0 just before B&0's Cumberland Viaduct. (Thanks to Sam Wilson for photo)




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