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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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  • Fatal crash raises questions about safety of Maryland railroad crossings

    Fatal crash raises questions about safety of Maryland railroad crossings
    Months after a CSX train collided with a truck in Rosedale, triggering an explosion felt around the region, a crash that killed two in Baltimore last week again raised questions about the safety of the state's railroad crossings. Nationally, Maryland...
  • Millions approved for automated collision-prevention system on MARC trains

    Millions approved for automated collision-prevention system on MARC trains
    New technology that could stop or slow a train before an accident — reducing the likelihood of operator errors becoming deadly — will be installed on all MARC trains. The Maryland Board of Public Works approved a $13 million contract on...
  • A year later, celebrating the lives lost in train derailment tragedy

    A year later, celebrating the lives lost in train derailment tragedy
    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...
  • Board of Ed hears concerns about proposed school site in Hanover

    Board of Ed hears concerns about proposed school site in Hanover
    In testimony that they said represented the opinion of many within their community, several Elkridge residents spoke out at a Howard County Board of Education meeting Thursday night against a plan to buy land in Hanover's Oxford Square development as a...
  • Memorial run honors victims of train derailment in Ellicott City

    Memorial run honors victims of train derailment in Ellicott City
    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. Mayr and Nass, 19-year-...
  • A year after derailment, mourning parents find solace in community

    A year after derailment, mourning parents find solace in community
    One year ago, when one hour of sleep a night was all Mark Mayr could manage in his grief, he set a goal: "I've got to make it through a year." Eventually, sleep returned. But last week, as the first anniversary of his daughter Rose Mayr's death in a...
  • 22-year-old woman fatally struck by train in Rosedale

    22-year-old woman fatally struck by train in Rosedale
    A 22-year-old Rosedale woman was fatally struck by a CSX train Friday afternoon in what Baltimore County police said appears to be an accident. The victim was identified as April Marie Jones of the 7900 block of Oakdale Ave. in Rosedale. Authorities...
  • Driver injured in crash with train in Ellicott City

    Driver injured in crash with train in Ellicott City
    A vehicle stuck on a train track in Ellicott City was struck by a train early Saturday, leaving a man injured, Howard County fire officials said. The vehicle was stuck at a set of tracks at Old Frederick Road, near the Howard and Baltimore County...
  • Rosedale train derailment creates explosion that broke windows; smoke visible for miles

    Rosedale train derailment creates explosion that broke windows; smoke visible for miles
    A freight train smacked into a truck carrying garbage and careened off the tracks in Rosedale Tuesday afternoon, triggering an explosion felt throughout the region and sending up a plume of black smoke visible for miles. Authorities identified the...
  • Derailment reaction: 'I thought it was a missile, that we were under attack'

    Derailment reaction: 'I thought it was a missile, that we were under attack'
    The explosion blasted out the windows at Shepherd Electric Supply as pieces of the ceiling rained down and the building groaned. Roger Sampson, an employee, had lived in earthquake-prone Los Angeles for eight years and felt a quake shake Maryland two...
  • Derailed train buries Ellicott City in coal, crushing two teen girls

    Derailed train buries Ellicott City in coal, crushing two teen girls
    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. Investigators said the town's uneven...
  • Train derails in Rosedale area

    Train derails in Rosedale area
    A freight train smacked into a truck carrying garbage and careened off the tracks in Rosedale Tuesday afternoon, triggering an explosion felt throughout the region and sending up a plume of black smoke visible for miles. Authorities identified the driver...