History: Hagerstown and Frederick Railway
The 88 mile H$F was a typical rural cross country interurban trolley line. Formed in 1913 through the
consolidation of several companies, it had a wonderfully scenic route through the central Maryland
countryside. The trolleys survived much longer than most other rural lines but, portions were
abandoned as early as 1938 and the remaining 18 mile Frederick to Thurmont line where the trolleys
met the trains in time honoured fashion ran for the last time in 1954. One of the cars of the 168-172
series cars (upon which our model is based) survives in basic body form on freight trucks, hopefully,
one day, she might be restored to operation.
Our models faithfully follow the prototype as built and, allows you to bring this once quirky, friendly
scenic trolley back to life in miniature form.
The model includes all details except for seats. We felt this can easily be obtained from Q Car Company in white metal and will add necessary weight to the model. Trolley poles can also be obtained from Q Car Company.
The model is designed to run with Black Beetle bogies which can be obtained from Steam Era Models.
Don't forget to purchase the underfloor & Roof PART B Model. We've created these parts as a separate components so we can use the more economical and more structurally sound White, Strong, Flexible material.
Click here for the underfloor model