Michael J. Ward

Morrell Park residents take CSX fight to Annapolis

With a few legislative victories already in hand, Laurie Weishorn will sit down before the entire Baltimore delegation in Annapolis on Friday morning and ask them to go one step further and stop CSX Corp. from building a cargo transfer facility in her back yard.

The hearing will be the biggest stage yet for the dogged objections from Weishorn and her blue-collar neighbors in Morrell Park, who say city, state and CSX rail officials underestimated their opposition to the project.

"I think they thought they were going to slip it in on us, and we've proven to them that no, that isn't going to happen," Weishorn said Thursday, amid preparations for her Annapolis...