SEPTEMBER 21 SOCIAL MEETING of the WM Chapter NRHS will be held at 7 PM in the Cumberland Railroad Museum at 17 Howard Street among the shops at Canal Place. Nearest parking is available in the parking lot along Howard Street beneath the Interstate Route 68 bridge, opposite the historic Footer’s Dye Works building. Parking is free on a first-come basis. Be careful when crossing Howard Street because motor vehicles do not always fully stop at the bottom of westbound Exit 43B ramp. This meeting is open to the public at no charge.
Cumberland Mayor Raymond Morriss will give an encore presentation of his interesting program that he gave on Saturday morning, August 27, to members of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Historical Society. His program, Cumberland Terminal Operations and the Reasons for Change since 1983, the period during the transition from the Chessie System railroads to CSX Transportation. Ray Morriss began his association with the B&O Rail-road in 1974 when he worked on a track maintenance crew during the summer months. He later continued to be employed by the successor corporations Chessie System and CSX Transportation, retiring after 43 years in 2017. Ray will have many fascinating railroad tales to tell.