MARC Train Service

Maryland Transit Administration (www.mtamaryland.com) operates three routes in Maryland under the MARC train service name. The routes are as follows:-

The Brunswick Line.

Train service operates during Monday to Friday, peak hours only, along this route, from Washington Union station to Martinsburg in West Virginia and to Frederick in Maryland. Services operate to Washington Union in the morning peak and from Washington Union in the evening peak. Train services are provided by diesel locomotives on push pull coaching stock.

The Camden Line.

Train service operates Monday to Friday peak hours only, between Washington Union and Baltimore Camden station. Primarily for the use of commuters heading into Washington D.C. during the morning peak and away from D.C. in the evening peak, there are some limited train services to Baltimore Camden in the morning and from Camden in the evening. Train services are provided by diesel locomotives on push pull coaching stock.

The Penn Line.

Train service is provided all day during Monday to Friday, between Washington Union and Baltimore Penn station along Amtrak’s North East Corridor. Limited peak hour service is provided to and from Perryville. A basic hourly pattern of service operates between the peak commuter times with all trains stopping at all stations. Some peak hour trains skip stop or run express to stations beyond BWI Airport station. Peak hour service is provided by electric locomotives on push pull coaching stock whilst off peak service is provided by diesel locomotives on push pull coaching stock.

Motive Power.

Below is a summary of the current roster position for passenger locomotives, mainly taken from observations made on the 4th May 2006. It has not been possible to verify all of the roster list but this is believed to be the current position.

Diesel

GP40WH-2        51 to 69 inclusive.


MARC GP40WH-2 68 is seen at West Baltimore station on 4th May 2006 with train 425 11.40 Baltimore Penn to Washington Union.

GP39H-2           70 to 75 inclusive.


MARC GP39H-2 72 is seen at West Baltimore station on 4th May 2006 with train 418 11.15 Washington Union to Baltimore Penn.

Electric

AEM7               4900 to 4903 inclusive.

HHP8               4910 to 4915 inclusive.

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