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The Walkersville Southern Railroad Museum is dedicated to promoting Maryland’s local railroad heritage through educational programming and the preservation, restoration, and interpretation of historic railroad equipment, structures, and memorabilia. The museum is housed in an early 20th-century commercial building that was originally the Walkersville Ice and Power Company, associated with the Glade Valley Milling Co. The building was later sold to Cargill, a national grain and feed supplier, and later given to Walkersville Southern Railroad. This building served as a longstanding industrial epicenter for the town. The museum features a variety of educational exhibits that showcase railroad artifacts and equipment, as well as an exciting play-caboose for children. Outside of the building are tracks that were once a secondary line of the Pennsylvania Railroad, and the Walkersville Southern Railroad Train Station, originally constructed in the late 1800’s by the Pennsylvania Railroad.

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