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Cumberland, Maryland (Streetcars and Buses)

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waiting were expected to leave the store immediately to board the car.

On February 15, 1927, the Potomac Edison Company made the following report to the Cumberland City Council. For the year ending December 31, 1926, total earnings were $189,691.09, broken down as follows: advertising privileges, $620.80; passenger fares, $187,881.25; freight, $898.91; and mail service, $290.13. The track mileage was 7.87 miles, with 79.74 percent located within the city limits and 20.26 percent in the county.

3.       When did streetcars stop operating in Cumberland?

The West Side - Rosehill Cemetery streetcar line stopped operating November 16, 1927.

The Dingle, West Side, Maryland Avenue, South Cumberland streetcar line ceased operation at 1:00 AM August 4, 1929.

The South Cumberland, Virginia Avenue, Thomas, South Centre Street, North Centre Street, Narrows Park streetcar line closed down at 1:30 AM on May 16, 1932 when the last streetcar to operate on the streets of Cumberland returned to the North Centre Street car barn. This ended streetcar service in Cumberland.

4.       When did buses begin operating in Cumberland? What route did they operate over?

On May 4, 1914, the first motor bus line to start service in Cumberland operated from the Cumberland City Hall to the Dingle property on the West Side. The fare was five cents for each passenger.


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Miller, Herman J.

Mayor and Council, City of Cumberland


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27 x 20 cms

Stegmaier, Harry

Cumberland (Md.), history

Cumberland (Md.), 1700-1976

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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