Restoration of the No. 51 locomotive.

Restore Baltimore is a partnership between the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC), a nationally ranked premier trade school and Maryland’s largest workforce training provider, and the B&O Railroad Museum, the birthplace of American railroading, to deliver a targeted, applied, and intensive workforce development program for the under-employed. This innovative program marries excellent skilled trades instruction with critical wrap-around services while providing students an opportunity to apply their work on the Museum’s 40-acre campus. Students will be paid a living-wage of $15 an hour while in the program for 40 hours a week for six months and have the opportunity to specialize in restoration/construction trades, facilities management, or rail operations. Employers have committed to interview the students upon completion of the program. The initial pilot program is for three years, two cohorts per year. This program is an investment in West Baltimore.

Get Involved  

Do you feel that Restore Baltimore is a great fit for someone you know?
Learn how to apply by contacting Executive Director Kris Hoellen at

Are you an employer who may be interested in interviewing the students upon successful completion of their six-month applied program?
We would love to have your company participate, please contact Executive Director Kris Hoellen at

Your support helps us continue to develop workforce skills for those in need.
To donate, ­please contact Chief Development Officer JoAnne Woolley at

Janet F.
Morgantown, WV

As you moved through the roundhouse it felt like you were following a cohesive storyline through the early history of the railroad.

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