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Powell's Bend wharf (CVRR coal shipment. more details)

CVRR coal Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


The Cumberland Valley Railroad had a transfer point at Powell's Bend on the Canal. There was a location on the West Virginia side of the Potomac called Powell's Bend, and this canal location across the river used the same name. This photograph was taken looking west around 1910. It shows the Canal and the wharf, and the bridge of Cumberland Valley Railroad on the line from Hagerstown to Martinsburg.

The PDF shows the location of the wharf in relation to the Cushwa Warehouse, and coal shipments on the C&O.

See also Cushwa Invoice for coal to be shipped to Powell's Bend


Public domain

Thanks to Randy Anderson for identifying Powell's Bend. The map is from the National Archives.


Collection Location:
C&O National Historic Park

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (Md.); Washington County (Md.), History

Maryland, 1824-1938

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

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