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BWI Rail Station dedication, 1980.

Black and white photograph from the November 1980 issue of Amtrak NEWS showing the dedication ceremony for the BWI Rail Station in Maryland.

BWI Rail Station dedication, 1980.

An official ribbon-cutting for the BWI Rail Station was held on Thursday, October 23—a “cool but sunshiny day”—before a crowd of approximately 400 persons representing the federal,state and local governments, Amtrak and the airlines. The local Severna Park High School Band serenaded guests with musical selections, followed by the dedication at five minutes past noon.

In this image, Bill Norman, Amtrak Vice President of Marketing, addresses the crowd. During his speech, he commented, “The linking of rail passenger service with this major international airport should significantly contribute toward increasing our train ridership not only in the Washington-Baltimore corridor, but throughout the Atlantic seaboard as well.” Following the ceremony, the crowd enjoyed refreshments provided by the airlines. Attendees could tour the modern cast-concrete depot and then board a bus to see the new airport terminal.

Photographer: Unknown for Amtrak.