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Railway Disasters

Railway Disasters
A collection of news and information related to Railway Accidents published by Tribune Company sources. (Photo GETTY IMAGES)
A collection of news and information related to Railway Accidents published by Tribune Company sources. (Photo GETTY IMAGES) « Show less

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  • MARC train service restored for afternoon commute

    MARC train service restored for afternoon commute
    Afternoon MARC service to Perryville and Aberdeen will be restored for the afternoon commute, according to the Maryland Transit Administration. Service to the two northern-most stations, canceled since a freight train damaged catenary wires and...
  • Amtrak, some MARC service suspended for hours due to downed wires

    Amtrak, some MARC service suspended for hours due to downed wires
    Rail commuters were met with a slew of canceled and delayed Amtrak and MARC trains Tuesday morning after a freight train tore down catenary wires between Perryville and Aberdeen, according to transit officials. Amtrak's Acela Express and Northeast...
  • Traffic: Emergency roadwork on MD 150 in Dundalk

    Traffic: Emergency roadwork on MD 150 in Dundalk
    Emergency roadwork on MD 150 East in Dundalk at Pembrooke Boulevard has closed the eastbound right traffic lane and eastbound right shoulder at 6:52 a.m., DOT said. Roadwork on MD 144 West in the Cooksville area at Drovers Lane has closed the westbound...
  • 'Struck by a Freight Train' [History Matters]

    'Struck by a Freight Train' [History Matters]
    August 1965 SOS for Institute "Patapsco Institute Museum Proposed "The 128-year-old Patapsco Female Institute may be saved for posterity and not be torn down as feared. For the past couple of weeks, the Times has been in contact with historical...
  • Train derails in Belcamp; 2 killed in Bel Air fire; new islands eyed [50 years ago]

    As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, Aug. 6, 1964: Three diesel engines and 30 box cars of a northbound B&O freight train headed for Jersey City derailed in Belcamp. The crash occurred when one of the cars was derailed about three...
  • Train strikes vehicle in Rosedale where explosion occurred last year

    Train strikes vehicle in Rosedale where explosion occurred last year
    A freight train struck a garbage truck Tuesday morning at the same street-level railroad crossing in Rosedale where a similar collision 15 months ago resulted in a fiery explosion. The incident could have been far worse, considering what happened last...
  • Four injured after light rail, vehicle collide downtown

    Four injured after light rail, vehicle collide downtown
    Four people were injured after a light rail train collided with a vehicle in downtown Baltimore on Tuesday morning, according to the Maryland Transit Administration. About 10:22 a.m., the driver of a Honda Civic traveling northbound on South Howard...
  • Pedestrian struck, killed by train in Aberdeen

    Pedestrian struck, killed by train in Aberdeen
    A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Norfolk Southern freight train late Saturday in Aberdeen. A man was on the Amtrak tracks in the 300 block of South Phildelphia Boulevard just before midnight Saturday when he was hit by a freight train heading...
  • Man injured in Joppa train incident

    Man injured in Joppa train incident
    An 18-year-old man was hospitalized Sunday evening after he fell from a train on the CSX rail line in Joppa. After being found along the section of track for freight trains between Clayton Road and Raspe Lane, the man was taken by a Joppa-Magnolia...
  • Headphones fueling increase in serious accidents, experts say

    Headphones fueling increase in serious accidents, experts say
    Trains have rumbled through the heart of Hampstead for nearly all of the Carroll County town's 125-year history. Horn blasts from passing trains are a part of everyday life in the community. So are headphones, earbuds and all manner of modern digital...
  • Man killed when hit by Amtrak train in Baltimore

    Man killed when hit by Amtrak train in Baltimore
    A man was killed when he was struck by an Amtrak train in Baltimore Monday night, authorities said. The victim was found dead on the tracks near a MARC station in the 400 block of N. Smallwood St. after being struck by the train around 9:30 p.m.,...
  • Train traffic disrupted as Amtrak train pulls down power lines near Bowie

    Train traffic disrupted as Amtrak train pulls down power lines near Bowie
    An Amtrak train tore down overhead catenary power lines in an accident near Bowie on Thursday morning, disrupting rail traffic in the area and the commutes of many MARC and Amtrak riders, according to the Maryland Transit Administration. Craig Schulz, an...