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County Commits $1 Million to Clean Up Railway Landslide

November 23rd, 2016 by WCBC Radio

Allegany County officials have given the go ahead to commit more than a million dollars to fix a landslide that's keeping Western Maryland Scenic Railroad excursions from reaching their Frostburg destination. The landslide, located west of Woodcock Hollow Road near Mount Savage, sits on county-owned land and was discovered during a routine track inspection in early March. It forced suspension of the railroad's Cumberland-to-Frostburg excursion until at least early spring. The Woodcock Hollow Road slide has not been proven mine-related and continues to prevent the WMSR excursions from reaching Frostburg. The slide is about 10 feet from the Great Allegheny Passage bike trail and is expected to cause damage to the trail and railroad tracks if it goes unfixed. County Engineer Adam Patterson said weeks of negotiations with a private contractor, the project is ready to move forward…

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