• Silver Spring yards torn up

  • Discussion related to DC area passenger rail services from Northern Virginia to Baltimore, MD. Includes Light Rail and Baltimore Subway.
Discussion related to DC area passenger rail services from Northern Virginia to Baltimore, MD. Includes Light Rail and Baltimore Subway.

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  by CTAA-Rail
 
Has anyone noticed the construction in the old Silver Spring passenger yards (near the old MARC station)? I've heard before that a fire hall was going to take up a good portion of that and potentially the portal to the purple line light rail to the east and south.

The heyday of those yards must have been impressive, with some B&O intercity and commuter trains ending there instead of Union Station. I think I've read somewhere that a few presidents traveled through that station.

If anyone has any history on this, I'd be interested in hearing it.

  by Phil Hom
 
We now know it's a new fire house going up.

:P