The station was built in 1885, by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, and is in need of funding to save the station from being demolished. For more information visit the list of links below or visit the The Historical Society of Harford County's B&O Restoration Project page.
Recent B&O Station News
Dec. 11, 2011 Aberdeen Train Station: Raze, Relocate Or Wait
“The Aberdeen B&O railroad station rests in disrepair as the Harford County Historical Society looks for donors to fund the restoration project. People pass it every time they drive or walk through downtown Aberdeen. The Aberdeen B&O railroad station, in need of funding, still rests in disrepair nearly a year after the title contract transferred from CSX Transportation to the Harford County Historical Society. The society’s B&O Restoration Project, a funding effort to save the train station, received a boost in July…”
July 7, 2011 City Council Discusses B&O Train Station Project Aberdeen's B&O Train Station once served as a spot for travelers to come and go. Now the station itself may do some traveling of its own. The Historical Society of Harford County discussed the possible relocation and renovation of the station at Monday night's Aberdeen City Council meeting.
July 25, 2011 B&O Train Station Update – The Historical Society of Harford County
Aberdeen Town Council meeting minutes (excerpted)
The B&O Train Station update was presented by: Mr. Richard Herbig, Assistant Vice President of the Historical Society; Mr. Len Parrish, professional engineer, Mr. Richard Wagner, an associate with David Gleason & Associates of Baltimore. The progress of the station was discussed including: that the building could be moved and saved; possible tax credits could be realized; and $100,000 in grant funds will be available upon finalization of the deed of easement.
March 7, 2010 New life for old Aberdeen train station
” Many of the great rail terminals from the halcyon days of passenger rail travel in the U.S. have been demolished, like New York City's fabled Pennsylvania Station, still considered nearly 50 years later by many as one of the great architectural crimes and preservation losses and the catalyst for the founding of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.
Other terminals across the nation, such as Detroit's Michigan Central Station or Buffalo Central Terminal, stand forlorn, waiting for better days and even better ideas to give them a second chance at quite possibly a non-rail life.”
(2007) YouTube Video - At the B&O's 1885 Aberdeen Station, MD - YouTube
“The former PRR line, which Norfolk Southern Railway and Amtrak use, is but one of two rail lines that pass through Aberdeen. The second, a short distance to the west, was the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Blue Line that came through in the 1880s, now owned by its successor, CSX. Thus, only a few blocks from the Amtrakstation, the endangered B&O station stands beside its rail line. Built in the Queen Anne style, the wooden structure is one of the few stations by renowned 19th century architect Frank Furness still standing…”