Forest Hall

Forest Hall (HM2HUE)

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N 38° 25.201', W 76° 43.284'

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Three Notch Trail

The Forest Hall store served as a sidetrack for passenger pick up and train turn around before the U.S. Navy began management of the railroad in 1942 and extended the line to the Patuxent River Naval Air Station. The background picture is from the 1920s; the Wood family operated the store until the early 1950s.

Rail history 1925

The "Farmers' Railroad" suffered some of the same struggles that beset previous corporate owners of the railroad. In 1928, heavy rains washed out the tracks three times. Repairs placed the company in debt and train service was later reduced to two days per week. Local volunteers often worked as station agents to help keep the train running.

Rules the Trail
· Motorized vehicles are prohibited (except motorized wheelchairs)
· Trail opens at sunrise and closes at sunset
· Travel only at speeds which are safe and appropriate for trail conditions and usage
· Travel to the right. Move left to pass; give appropriate warning to trail users ahead; and move off the trail when you come to a stop
· Pedestrians have the right of way
· Obey the helmet laws
· Stop at all road/street crossings
· Pets must be on leash and controlled at all times
· Alcoholic beverages are prohibited
· No bicycle races or competitive speed training

Please respect private property and be a courteous user of public lands
· Emergency: 911. St. Mary'S County Sheriff's Office 301-475-8008.
For trail maintenance or info, call 301-863-8400 ext. 3570.
Placed ByThree Notch Trail
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Date Added Sunday, June 16th, 2019 at 8:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 349726 N 4253821
Decimal Degrees38.42001667, -76.72140000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 25.201', W 76° 43.284'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 25' 12.06" N, 76° 43' 17.04" W
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