Howard History

November 19, 2006

From The Sun, Nov. 23, 1896: "ELLICOTT CITY - The discontinuance of the early train on the main stem of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad will deprive all this section of the state of all mail matter before breakfast and delay the delivery of letters and papers from three to four hours all along the line.

"The morning mail train has heretofore left Baltimore at 4 o'clock. Under the new schedule, the first Baltimore mail will come out to Ellicott City on the train leaving Camden Station at 6:40 a.m., but this train does not go further west than here, so that the mail for points up the road will be held here for the 7:45 a.m. train from Baltimore ... This arrangement will cause a serious delay in the delivery of mail along a number of star routes from stations along the Baltimore and Ohio in Howard, Carroll, Frederick and Montgomery counties."

[Sun staff librarian Paul McCardell contributed to this item.]

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