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Transportation Company - Maryland Area Regional Commuter - Railroad

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Transportation Company - Maryland Area Regional Commuter - Railroad
Company Name Maryland Area Regional Commuter
Category Railroad
Year Founded 1983
Country United States (Details)
Source of Text Bluford Shops
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Transportation Company - Maryland Area Regional Commuter - Railroad



Company History: MARC was established in 1983 by the state of Maryland to takeover operation of the busy commuter operations in the state. The system is divided into three groups:

The Brunswick Line runs the 75 miles between Washington D.C. and Martinsburg, West Virginia plus a 14 mile branch to Frederick, Maryland. This is a former B&O route.

The Camden Line runs the 40 miles between Washington D.C. and Baltimore. This route is one of the oldest on the B&O and indeed the nation and has seen more or less continuous passenger service since 1830.

The Penn Line runs from Washington D.C. to Baltimore and on to Perryville, Maryland on the route of the Pennsylvania Railroad. This 77 mile line is electrified and features trains running up to 125 miles per hour, making it the fastest commuter train operation in the United States.

As of this writing (2020), MARC rosters 33 diesel, 10 electrics, and 186 coaches.

Brief History:
The U.S. is a country of 50 states covering a vast swath of North America, with Alaska in the northwest and Hawaii extending the nation’s presence into the Pacific Ocean. Major Atlantic Coast cities are New York, a global finance and culture center, and capital Washington, DC. Midwestern metropolis Chicago is known for influential architecture and on the west coast, Los Angeles' Hollywood is famed for filmmaking.

Item created by: gdm on 2020-10-15 09:46:55

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