Stoney Run Train Station

Stoney Run Train Station (HM1AM8)

Location: Hanover, MD 21076 Anne Arundel County
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N 39° 11.381', W 76° 41.885'

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— Dedication —

This 19th century ticket booth, formerly known to local residents as "The Stoney Run Train Station," has been restored, preserved and re-dedicated by the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) as a pedestrian gateway to the BWI Rail Station. A historic and significant monument to the Stoney Run area, the station will continue to serve as a link to the transportation industry for future generations.

This generous donation to the State of Maryland was made by Marvin and Margaret Wolfe as a legacy to Marvin's father, Marvin Fulton Wolfe (06/21/1906 - 06/05/1994). Marvin F. Wolfe worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad (P.R.R.) as a track foreman from 1927 until his retirement in 1973, during which time he had a perfect attendance record. His father, Lewis Worthington Wolfe, and brother, Harford Wolfe, also retired as track foremen from the P.R.R. Together, the three family members had over one hundred thirty-four years of service with the railroad.

Marvin Wolfe lived on Stoney Run Road from his early childhood. He only left once to serve as a soldier during World War II, where he fought in the invasion of Normandy. Upon his return, Marvin married Elsie Hilderbrand, and together they raised their children until her death in 1969. Described by those who knew him as an extremely hard worker and a humanitarian, Marvin often helped those in need. After the P.R.R. ceased operations, Marvin's supervisor told him he could keep the station. It was then moved to the Wolfe home nearby. In June 1994, surrounded by his family and loved ones, Marvin Wolfe died peacefully at his home on Stoney Run Road, where he had played as a child and continued making memories he cherished until the end.

After Marvin Wolfe's passing, his son Marvin purchased the family home and, along with his wife Margaret, lovingly restored it. Years later, they decided to sell the home and were faced with making a decision about what to do with the historic rail station. The family contacted Heffner & Weber, the company that was designing and building the new MDOT headquarters building. They explained the history of the station and indicated that the family would like to donate it to the State. The gracious offer was accepted. MDOT agreed to fund the restoration of the station and move it to the present site just a few hundred feet from its original location at the end of Stoney Run Road.

We would like to thank all those involved in making the donation of this historic structure possible.
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HM NumberHM1AM8
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 6:18pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 353349 N 4339199
Decimal Degrees39.18968333, -76.69808333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 11.381', W 76° 41.885'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 11' 22.86" N, 76° 41' 53.10" W
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Area Code(s)410, 443
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7201 Corporate Center Dr, Hanover MD 21076, US
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