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HRM Background
The Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum, Inc. is a 501C-3 non-profit corporation organized to save and acquire the 45-acre Western Maryland Railway Roundhouse Complex, restore and develop the complex into a working Railroad Museum and manage and perpetuate the complex.
Since the demolition of the complex, our mission has shifted toward the display and interpretation of the history and artifacts of the site. Our previous mission is pertinent with respect to our support of transportation in Hagerstown and the Washington County area.
The Museum currently occupies a building near the roundhouse at 300 South Burhans Boulevard, Hagerstown, MD which is open to the public every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 P.M. year round and is staffed entirely by volunteers. The Museum also organizes train excursions, an annual Railroad Heritage Days event, Christmas train shows and downtown displays. Additionally, qualified Museum personnel make regular Operation Lifesaver presentations to school children and other interested groups.
Currently the Museum possesses an EMD model 40 switcher, 2 Alco MRS1íS in operating condition, we have recently acquired the former Western Maryland Baldwin VO 1000 diesel switcher # 132 from the State of North Carolina, and The North Carolina Transportation Museum at Spencer ( we would like to extend a special gratitude of thanks to all the folks at Spencer who have worked very hard to help us acquire, and get this locomotive transported ) , a trolley car, an N&W caboose, a Reading Caboose, a baggage car, a WWII troop sleeper, an early WM flatcar, a C&O Derby Club lounge car, and 3 ex B&O/ Marc Budd cars demotored.