Byrd Gets Funding for Extension of Western Md. Rail Trail

Byrd Gets Funding for Extension of Western Md. Rail Trail

Senator Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., has secured funding to help turn the abandoned Western Maryland Railway into a new tourist opportunity in Morgan County. In legislation that recently became law, Senator Byrd included $980,000 to fund the conversion of the old railway through the Paw Paw Bends into a hiking and biking trail.
The National Park Service has worked with the community to study various alternatives for the abandoned railway. A strong consensus has emerged in support of converting the right-of-way, currently owned by the park service, into a trail that connects with the C&O Canal path and the Western Maryland Rail Trail.

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