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Richard H. Trainor

 
 
Richard H. Trainor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones
1. Richard H. Trainor Marker
Inscription.  
The Camden Yards Light Rail Station is dedicated to Richard H. “Dick” Trainor (1929—1997) for his outstanding public service and leadership in the construction of transportation and public facilities throughout the state of Maryland. He began his career as a construction inspector with the State Highway Administration, and his 40 years of exemplary public service culminated in his appointment as Secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation and Chairman of the Maryland Transportation Authority from 1987 to 1991. During his distinguished career, he also served as Chief of the Interstate Division for the city of Baltimore, Deputy Director of Public Works for the city of Baltimore and the first Commissioner of Transportation for the city of Baltimore.

Mr. Trainor played a key role in bringing numerous public works projects to fruition. Several are visible from this site: the Baltimore Light Rail System, the Maryland Rail Commuter (MARC) System, the Baltimore Convention Center, the National Aquarium, the Fort McHenry Tunnel, and the Seagrit Marine Terminal, among others. These milestones in human progress
Richard H. “Dick” Trainor (1929—1997) image. Click for full size.
2. Richard H. “Dick” Trainor (1929—1997)
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are testimony to his vision and hard work. He inspired us with his dedication and will be remembered for his accomplishments, humanity and sense of humor.

Parris H. Glendening, Governor; William Donald Shaefer, Comptroller; Richard N. Dixon, Treasurer. John D. Porcari, Secretary of Transportation and Chairman of the Maryland Transportation Authority. Maryland Transportation Authority Members: Rev. Dr. William C. Calhoun, Sr.; Carolyn W. Evans; William E. Freas, Jr.; Louise P. Hoblitzell; John B. Norris, Jr., P.E.; Walter E. Woodford, Jr., P.E. Thomas L. Osborne, Executive Secretary, Maryland Transportation Authority. Ronald L. Freedland, Administrator, Mass Transit Administration.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsRoads & VehiclesWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1987.
 
Location. 39° 17.018′ N, 76° 37.178′ W. Marker is in Stadium Area in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker can be reached from S. Howard Street near W. Conway Street. It is in the Camden Yards Station, at the head of the MARC platforms. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wrestling in Maryland (within shouting distance of this marker); On to Yorktown (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Baltimore Riot Trail
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By Tom Fuchs, November 6, 2006
3. Richard H. Trainor Marker
Commuter rail platforms at the Camden Yards Station. Camden Yards station is the northern terminus of MARC's Camden line to Washington's Union Station. Building on the right is the Orioles Park at Camden Yards baseball stadium.
(about 500 feet away); Baltimore Regional Trail (about 500 feet away); Great Railroad Strike of 1877 (about 500 feet away); Babe’s Dream (about 600 feet away); Old Otterbein Church (about 700 feet away); Philip Wilhelm Otterbein (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stadium Area.
 
Light Rail Platforms at the Camden Yards Station image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, November 6, 2006
4. Light Rail Platforms at the Camden Yards Station
Old B&O Camden Station Building image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, November 6, 2006
5. Old B&O Camden Station Building
This is the back of the station. The station's platforms were where the parking lot is now. The photographer is standing in the new Camden Yards station. The old station building is now a sports and entertainment museum.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 24, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,468 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on November 4, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. Photos:   1. submitted on March 20, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on November 24, 2006.   3, 4, 5. submitted on November 24, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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