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Garrett Park in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Garrett Park Waiting Room

 
 
Garrett Park Waiting Room Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 2, 2006
1. Garrett Park Waiting Room Marker
Inscription. In 1989, this passenger waiting room was taken down from its location in Landover, MD., and brought to this site and re-assembled by the Montgomery County Conservation Corps. On behalf of the citizens of Garrett Park, the Mayor and Town Council hereby express the thanks of the people of the town for the excellent services of the Corps in their exemplary completion of this task.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) marker series.
 
Location. 39° 2.337′ N, 77° 5.615′ W. Marker is in Garrett Park, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Rokeby Avenue near Waverly Avenue. Click for map. Waverly Avenue crosses Strathmore Avenue (Maryland Route 547). Marker is in this post office area: Garrett Park MD 20896, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Garrett Park, Md. (within shouting distance of this marker); The Linden Oak (approx. 1.2 miles away); Historic Montrose School (approx. 1.5 miles away); Cemetery of the Bethesda Presbyterian Church (approx. 2 miles away); The Church that Named a Community (approx. 2 miles away).
 
More about this marker.
Waiting for the Train to Washington image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 2, 2006
2. Waiting for the Train to Washington
MARC trains stop here. This station is on the Brunswick Line. Amtrak's Capitol Limited (train 29 to Chicago and train 30 to Washington) passes through here but does not stop.
Two copies of the marker are affixed to the waiting room's outside walls. One faces the tracks and one faces the parking lot.
 
Regarding Garrett Park Waiting Room. The Waiting Room is used by commuters on the Maryland Transit Administration's MARC service on the former B&O Metropolitan Branch. Trains run Monday thru Friday between Washington, DC's Union Station and points west, including Frederick, Maryland, and Martinsburg, West Virginia.
 
Also see . . .
1. Garrett Park History. (Submitted on April 2, 2006.)
2. MARC Train System Map. (Submitted on April 2, 2006.)
3. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (Railroad Color History). Book by Kirk Reynolds available on Amazon.com (Submitted on May 7, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.) 

4. The Story of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad: 1827 - 1927 Volume 1. Book by Edward Hungerford available on Amazon.com (Submitted on May 7, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.) 

5. The Story of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad: 1827 - 1927 Volume 2. Book by Edward Hungerford available on Amazon.com (Submitted on May 7, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.) 

6. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (Images of America). Book by Marci Lynn McGuiness available on Amazon.com (Submitted on May 7, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.) 

7. History of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Book by John F. Stover available on Amazon.com (Submitted on May 7, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.) 

8. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in the Potomac River Valley (Golden Years of Railroading). Book by Martin J. McGuirk and Martin J. McQuirk available on Amazon.com (Submitted on May 7, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.) 

9. Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (MBI Railroad Color History). Book by Kirk Reynolds and Dave Orozi. This book has not yet been released but will be available on Amazon.com when it is. (Submitted on May 7, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.) 

10. Baltimore and Ohio's Capitol Limited and National Limited (Great Passenger Trains). This book was written by Joe Welsh and is available at Amazon.com (Submitted on May 7, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.) 

11. Route of the National Limited (Baltimore and Ohio Passenger Service, Volume 1). Book by Harry Stegmaier available on Amazon.com (Submitted on May 7, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.) 

12. Route of the Capitol Limited (Baltimore and Ohio Passenger Service, Volume 2). Book by Harry Stegmaier available on Amazon.com (Submitted on May 7, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.) 

13. Impossible Challenge: The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in Maryland. Book by Herbert Harwood available on Amazon.com (Submitted on May 7, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.) 

14. Impossible Challenge II: Baltimore to Washington and Harpers Ferry from 1828 to 1994. Book by Herbert Harwood available on Amazon.com (Submitted on May 7, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.) 

15. The Met: A History of the Metropolitan Branch of the B&O, Its Stations and Towns. Book by Susan Cooke Soderberg. This book is currently not in stock at Amazon.com (Submitted on May 7, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.) 

16. Baltimore and Ohio: The Story of the Railroad That Grew Up With The United States. Book by Carroll Bateman available on Amazon.com (Submitted on May 7, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.) 

17. Chessie System (MBI Railroad Color History). Book by David Ori available on Amazon.com (Submitted on May 7, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.) 

18. CSX (MBI Railroad Color History). Book by Brian Solomon available on Amazon.com (Submitted on May 7, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
The Garrett Park Waiting Room image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 2, 2006
3. The Garrett Park Waiting Room
This is the view from Rokeby Street. Marker can be seen on the right corner of the building, above the No Parking sign.
This Waiting Room at its Original Location image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, January 1972
4. This Waiting Room at its Original Location
A GG-1 electric locomotive, still in its Penn Central Railroad colors, pulls a northbound Amtrak passenger train under the Landover Road (MD 202) overpass on the Northeast Corridor (former Pennsylvania Railroad). Train had departed Washington a few minutes earlier and was en route to Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York. The waiting room is at the extreme right in this photograph.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,824 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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