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Hanover in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Stoney Run Train Station

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—Dedication —

 
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By F. Robby, September 4, 2013
1. Stoney Run Train Station Marker
Inscription.  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.
Marker and Train Station image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, September 4, 2013
2. Marker and Train Station
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.
 
Location.
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By F. Robby, September 4, 2013
3. Stoney Run Train Station Marker
Marker and train station are in the back parking lot of the MDOT headquarters building.
39° 11.381′ N, 76° 41.885′ W. Marker is in Hanover, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker can be reached from Corporate Center Drive 0.7 miles north of Stoney Run Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in the back parking lot of the MDOT headquarters building. Marker is in this post office area: Hanover MD 21076, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. XAF Radar Antenna (approx. 0.8 miles away); FuG 65 Wurzburg Riese (Giant) Radar Antenna (approx. 0.8 miles away); SCR-270 Radar Antenna (approx. 0.8 miles away); AN/SPG-55B Radar (approx. 0.9 miles away); TPS-43 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Nike Ajax (approx. 0.9 miles away); Elkridge Furnace Inn (approx. 1.7 miles away); Supreme Sacrifice (approx. 1.7 miles away).
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Pedestrian Gateway to BWI Rail Station image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, September 4, 2013
4. Pedestrian Gateway to BWI Rail Station
Entrance to a 1/4 mile elevated walkway to the BWI Rail Station over the Stoney Run.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2013, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 611 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 4, 2013, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.
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