Coverage: Ellicott City CSX train derailment
Read complete coverage of the CSX train derailment that took place in historic Ellicott City Aug. 21, 2012, killing two women.
5:00 AM EDT, August 21, 2013
Accident shut down Ellicott City, killed two 19-year-old women.
6:58 PM EDT, August 17, 2013
Just blocks from the spot where Rose Mayr and Elizabeth Nass were killed during a train derailment last summer, about 600 people honored their memory by running a two-mile race through historic Ellicott City Saturday morning.
5:00 AM EDT, August 15, 2013
The fence edging Tiber Park along Main Street in Ellicott City is bare now, a far cry from the makeshift memorial of clustered flowers, candles and notes that grew after the CSX train derailment last year that took the lives of two 19-year-old Ellicott City women.
8:55 AM EDT, September 19, 2012
One month after a train derailed in Ellicott City, taking the lives of two teenage girls, the community has rallied together to put the historic district back on track.
6:21 PM EDT, September 5, 2012
Neither speed nor weather appear to have been factors in the derailment of a train that killed two women in Ellicott City last month.
6:05 PM EDT, August 31, 2012
Four callers sounded stunned as they told dispatchers that a train had just derailed in downtown Ellicott City, but none reported seeing anyone near the Aug. 20 wreck that killed two 19-year-olds, according to 911 recordings released Friday by Howard County officials.
8:55 PM EDT, August 26, 2012
In the days after her sister, Rose, died in a train derailment, Anna Mayr felt as if her younger sibling were upstairs sleeping while friends swapped stories on the family's Ellicott City porch until the early hours of Sunday.
9:51 PM EDT, August 25, 2012
Just a week ago, Elizabeth Conway Nass sat down with her father, Eric, to plan out a semester abroad in Norway.
9:14 PM EDT, August 25, 2012
Rose Mayr's former boyfriend, Boris Gamazaychikov, wrote a poem about the young woman, who was killed in a train derailment shortly before midnight Tuesday.
9:18 PM EDT, August 25, 2012
In a washed-out video projected on the wall of Bethany United Methodist Church at her memorial service Saturday, Rose Louese Mayr tumbled and fluttered in a dance portrayal of a girl with her eyes turned toward God.
6:35 PM EDT, August 24, 2012
Some 700 mourners filled the pews Friday for a funeral Mass for 19-year-old Elizabeth Conway Nass, who died after being "at the wrong place at the wrong time," Monsignor John A. Dietzenbach said, referring to this week's tragic train derailment in Ellicott City.
8:33 PM EDT, August 23, 2012
Loved ones and friends prepared to say goodbye to the two young women who perished in a train derailment in Ellicott City as the first of the viewings began Thursday evening.
6:46 PM EDT, August 24, 2012
Ellicott City’s Main Street has reopened, nearly four days after a CSX coal train derailed on the tracks located near Maryland Avenue and resulted in the deaths of two 19-year-old women.
9:36 PM EDT, August 22, 2012
Within hours of the CSX train derailment that killed two young women in Ellicott City early Tuesday, investigators from the National Transportation Safety board were on the scene to determine why it happened.
9:59 PM EDT, August 22, 2012
As cleanup crews and investigators focus on the aftermath of a coal train derailment that killed two college students in Ellicott City, some officials are looking at new ways to keep people off the tracks that run through the historic district.
9:08 AM EDT, August 22, 2012
They were students, friends and family members, huddled in a large group in the middle of the Mount Hebron High School parking lot late Tuesday night, standing in silence for long minutes, hugging, crying and waiting.
12:08 PM EDT, August 24, 2012
Community members are rallying in support of Downtown Ellicott City this weekend, turning out to patronize the shops and restaurants affected by this weeks train derailment, which shut down a portion of Main Street and caused the deaths of two local teenagers.
12:03 AM EDT, August 22, 2012
Ellicott City's historic center braced for a difficult, days-long cleanup of coal, overturned train cars and smashed vehicles after a Tuesday train derailment that crushed two 19-year-old women to death on a bridge.
12:03 AM EDT, August 22, 2012
Elizabeth Nass and Rose Mayr sat on the edge of the Ellicott City bridge dangling their bare feet over a dimly lit Main Street shortly before midnight Monday, a last get-together before parting for their junior year away at college.
8:55 PM EDT, August 21, 2012
In the year that he has lived on Main Street in historic Ellicott City, Jim VanHeel has seen flooding, a deadly shooting at a nearby church and, early Tuesday morning, a fatal train derailment.
10:43 AM EDT, August 22, 2012
In the aftermath of Tuesday's fatal train derailment, Howard County bloggers have begun an impromptu campaign in support of Ellicott City restaurants and other Main Street businesses.
9:11 PM EDT, August 21, 2012
The derailment that killed two young women in Ellicott City Tuesday morning adds one more incident to a long history of CSX trains leaving the tracks in Maryland — from little-remembered events in the company's own railyards to the spectacular fire in the Howard Street Tunnel in 2001.
8:59 PM EDT, August 21, 2012
A previously scheduled meeting to discuss the revitalization of historic Ellicott City went on as scheduled Tuesday night, less than 24 hours after two Ellicott City teenagers were killed when a CSX train derailed over the Main Street bridge.
3:35 PM EDT, August 21, 2012
The derailment that overturned 21 coal-carrying train cars in Ellicott City early Tuesday morning, killing two 19-year-olds, was expected to close Frederick Road for up to 30 hours while emergency workers cleared the scene.
8:31 PM EDT, August 23, 2012
It seems like Ellicott City has come in for an inordinate amount of disasters from floods, fires and railroad wrecks since its founding in 1772.
1:23 PM EDT, August 22, 2012
This week, we mourn for the loss of Elizabeth Nass and Rose Mayr, the 19-year-old college students who died on a downtown Ellicott City train trestle, victims of a coal train derailment late Monday night. Theirs were promising lives cut short in a truly senseless tragedy.
6:41 PM EDT, August 22, 2012
"We love our children with all our hearts," Gordon Livingston, psychiatrist, philosopher, author and twice-bereaved parent says from his home in Howard County. "We imagine that they will bury us. Then fate intervenes and we must bury them. Nowhere is the fragility of life or the randomness of death more apparent than in the deaths of children."
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