Robert Train '32

" Czar" Train excelled in three major sports at EHS. In his senior year, 1932, he was an outstanding tackle on the football team, captain of the basketball team and alternate captain of the track team. He was generally considered the best prep school tackle in the State, and many coaches believed him to be one of the best in the South. He was duly named All-State Tackle of the "Mythical Football Eleven." Mr. Train broke a longstanding school record in the shot put and held the state record for many years. He also won awards as Best Football Player, The Thomas C. Dulany Cup as Best Track Athlete and the Reinhart Medal for Athletic Worth. He served as Senior Monitor and President of the Fairfax Literary Society.
At Yale, Mr. Train was an outstanding football player and a member of Yale's legendary "Iron Man Team of 1935" that, on November 17, 1934, defeated Princeton 7-0. In that famous game, Yale played eleven men for the entire game - 60 minutes of football with no substitutions - for the first time in 37 years, and they beat the Tigers, who had been undefeated for two years. Nationally known as "Choo-Choo" Train for his speed and explosive force, Mr. Train was named to The New York Sun and Grantland Rice All-America teams. Listed as 5' 11" and weighing 170 lbs., he played in the East West Shrine Game in recognition for being one of the country's outstanding collegiate football players.
Mr. Train was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bibb Manufacturing Company in Macon, Ga., for most of his business life. He died in 1988. Mr. Train is being inducted into the EHS Athletic Hall of Fame posthumously.