Edmund R. Taylor Jr., 76, railroad, trolley enthusiast

May 13, 2002

Edmund Randolph Taylor Jr., a railroad and trolley hobbyist, died Friday of cancer at his Ellicott City home. He was 76.

Since moving from New York state to Maryland in 1996, Mr. Taylor remained active in his lifelong interest in trolleys and railroads. He was recently honored by the B&O Railroad Museum for helping start the restoration of the historic locomotive Lafayette.

He was also a member of the Baltimore Streetcar Museum, Friends of the East Broad Top Railroad in Pennsylvania and the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore.

A native of New York City, Mr. Taylor attended Lehigh College and graduated from the RCA Institute in New York City. He worked as an electronics specialist at Nevis Laboratories of Columbia University in Irvington-on-Hudson, N.Y., until he retired in 1990.

Interment will be in the Monticello Graveyard, Charlottesville, Va. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Howard County, 5537 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia 21045.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia, of Ellicott City; a daughter, Patricia Salazar of Ellicott City; and three grandchildren.

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