Volunteers dig up Short Line tracks for Catonsville Rails to Trails

In remembrance of their founder, Stephen G. Hall, employees from Columbia-based Madison Avenue Inc. spent the day Friday, July 18, digging up old train tracks.

Working with Catonsville's Rails to Trails program, volunteers from the design company helped in the effort to bring more hiking and biking trails to the area. 

"It's an honor to represent our company and Stephen G. Hall, who passed away," said Ashley Shoen, Madison Avenue's marketing operations manager. 

Hall was a "railroad buff" according to the Catonsville Rails to Trails website.

They dug up part of the Short Line Rail by Wade Avenue Friday, to prepare it to be paved and converted into a pathway for runners, walkers, hikers and bikers. 

Rails to Trails, a 501c3 nonprofit, was founded in 1998, and has since restored the #8 Streetcar Path and worked on portions of the Short Line Trail, according to its website.

Watch the video to see more about the project. 

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