NCR Trail – Parkton


NCR Trail – Parkton

does get snow in the winter time. I remember seeing on a forum someone asking if the trail is plowed in the winter time. The answer is no.

The image below is of fresh snow at the 12.9 mile marker. This location is at Frederick Road. Parking is available on both sides of the trail. The trail is protected at Frederick Road (barrier blocking to through traffic on Frederick Road). The south portion of Frederick Road is accessible from Middletown Road or York Road. The North side is accessible from York Road.

In this image the bridge in the foreground is the trail crossing over Little Falls. York Road crosses over the trail on the bridge in the background.

This was fresh snow, there were no human footprints at the start of this walk (January 21, 2012 11:19). There will be more postings, later on, related to this walk!

Back around August 12 and 13 of 1942, this area of York Road, was under about 2 – 3 feet of water. I was not here then but I believe, York Road crossed the railroad tracks  (as a railroad crossing) and was not on a bridge over the tracks at that time. There is a great book on the railroad that once existed here. Check out this book if you are interested in learning about the history of the railway!.

The Story of the Northern Central Railway: From Baltimore to Lake Ontario

Digital Image of the NCR Trail at the 12.9 mile marker

NCR Trail – Winter View – In Maryland, the NCR Trail is also known as The Northern Central Railroad Trail and the Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail.

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