Red Light Flashes at Train Tracks Through Town

Cumberland, MD steam engine Some 40,000 train buffs a year pull out of Cumberland, Maryland on a 16-miles scenic ride to Frostburg, Pennsylvania. Rail all but doomed the National Road when the Baltimore and Ohio line reached Wheeling, West Virginia. A century later cars elbowed the train aside.<br />
Construction began in Cumberland, MD in 1811 on the National Road, America's first highway built with federal funds.