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C&O Canal Visitor Center exterior

C&O Canal Visitor Center at Brunswick

Brunswick Visitor Center shares the building with the Brunswick Railroad Museum. For over a century Brunswick has been a railroad town. In 1890 the B&O Railroad moved its yard here from Martinsburg. The railroad yard was a classification yard, it was used for switching cars to different lines. The Brunswick yard was the longest yard owned by a single company, it was seven miles long. This once bustling company town is now a quiet place since the decline of the railroads. The remains of the rail yard are still visible from the canal towpath.

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Image Credit: Kelsey Everett/Chesapeake Conservancy
Last updated: February 07, 2019
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