The Hampstead Train Station
The Hampstead Train Station Committee, Inc. (HTSC) is a non-profit corporation that was formed in September 1997 to renovate the Hampstead Train Station. The HTSC is made up of volunteers who worked for over seven years to renovate the train station depot and continue to work to provide a museum and visitor’s center that showcases the history of Hampstead and how the train station played a part in the development of the town and the surrounding area.
The HTSC raised thousands of dollars to complete the renovation and still owes on a loan. The museum and visitor’s center sells items in its gift shop to help pay for the upkeep and to retire the loan. Donations are always welcome.
The Hampstead Train Station was originally constructed in 1912 on the Western Maryland Railway Line and served Hampstead and the surrounding area as a passenger and freight station until the late 1960’s. Until the modern roadway system was constructed, the railroad was the best method of transporting farm goods to Baltimore and to bring manufactured goods from Baltimore to Hampstead. Log books found in the station chronicle every item that was received and shipped from the station.
The theme of the museum showcases the role played by the Hampstead Train Station in the development of the Town and how the town depended on the railroad for its supplies and dry goods. The visitor’s center sells everything Hampstead; hats, tee shirts, golf shirts, mugs, pens, balloons, whistles, patches, and many other items. The railroad depot is located at 4035 Gill Avenue in Hampstead Maryland.
Our Board of Directors
Wayne H Thomas
Wayne H Thomas has served as the President of the Hampstead Trains Station Committee, Inc. since it was formed in 1997. He manages the operations of the Train Station and continues to work to make the musuem a success.
Janice Hansen is a member of the Board of Directors of the Hampstead Train Station Committee, Inc. and serves as the Secretary. She is involved in all the fundraising activites and maintains the membership list.
Danny Lee has served on the Board of Directors since 2001 as the Vice President. He worked on the renovation of the train station and has been involved in many of the fundraising actities.
Charles Simpson has served on the Board of Directors of the Hampstead Train Station Committee, Inc. since 1997. He worked on the renovation of the Train Station and supports the fund raising activities.
Matthew Sichel joined the Board of Directors in 2014. He has generously loaned a very elaborate train layout to the Hampstead Train Station for display in our freight area.
Bill Paul has supported the Hampstead Train Station for many years, providing train layouts for special events. He joined the Board of Directors in 2015. Bill will be heading up the installation of the train layout.