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The Unofficial MARC Railfan & Modeler Site


Welcome to my unofficial MARC railfanning page. This site is intended to provide railfan information about the Penn, Camden, and Brunswick lines, as well as pictures of equipment and sites. This page in no way represents any policies or opinions of MARC, the MTA, or the State of Maryland, and is purely intended for the enjoyment of railfans and model railroaders. Please send any comments or questions to the address below.

The Maryland Rail Commuter system, part of the state's Mass Transit Administration, provides transportation to and from the Baltimore and Washington D.C. metropolitan areas for residents of the central part of Maryland. Throughout the week, commuters ride trains from the suburbs to their jobs in these cities and return again in the afternoon. Nearly all MARC stations provide parking for commuters, and many also allow passengers to transfer to the MTA's Light Rail, Metro, and bus systems, as well as D.C.'s Metro subways and buses. MARC trains are operated in conjunction with personnel from Amtrak and CSX Transportation.

The MTA maintains three separate MARC lines: the Penn Line, between Perryville, Maryland and Union Station in D.C., through Baltimore's Penn Station; The Camden Line, between Camden Yards in Baltimore and Union Station; and the Brunswick Line, stretching from Washington to Martinsburg, West Virginia.


Camden Line

  • Camden Yards, Baltimore
  •  St. Denis, Maryland
  • Laurel, Maryland
  • College Park, Maryland
  • Union Station, Washington DC

    Penn Line

  • Penn Station, Baltimore
  • Halethorpe, Maryland
  • Baltimore Washington International Airport
  • Union Station, Washington DC

    Brunswick Line

  • Point of Rocks, Maryland
  • Union Station, Washington DC

    Frederick Line

  •  Frederick, Maryland


    SURVEY - I have been experimenting with scanning photos at 150 dpi to produce larger images, and I'd like to know if you prefer this size. Examples of these are the new AEM-7 photos in the Motive Power section. Please email me and let me know if you prefer these larger images. Thanks!

  • Motive Power

  • Passenger Equipment

  • Sites

  • GP40WH-2 - Diesel Feature

  • Tour the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum

  • Other Railroad Photos

    Photos Copyright 1996 by David R. Olsen.


  • Bi-Level Control Cab at Union Station, Washington DC - January 9, 2000

  • First Bi-Level Coach Arrives In Washington DC - April 25, 1997

  • Future Service to Frederick, MD - September, 1996

  • MARC News Archives - An archive of past news articles.


  • GP40WH-2


  • Maryland MTA - The official MARC commuter information site. This site contains lots of great info.

  • MARC Motive Power Roster - Roster located on The Diesel Shop web page.

  • Grand Central: Commuter Rail and Amtrak in NY and Beyond - Jason DeCesare's page featuring Amtrak, MARC, and other commuter lines. Excellent photos of rare equipment.

  • Tom's Railroad Locomotive Photo Archives - Washington, D.C. commuter railroads; MARC, VRE, and more.

  • The Fun of Railroading - Some good photos of MARC AEM-7s.

  •  Train Gifs Station - Chris Denbow's great train gifs that appear on these pages.

  • More Railroad Links....

    Visitors since 5 September 1999:

     Please email me with your comments and suggestions.

    Created 1 July 1996

    Last updated 22 December 2002

    Copyright 1996 by David R. Olsen