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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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  • 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...
  • Truck driver in Rosedale train derailment charged with 7 traffic violations

    Truck driver in Rosedale train derailment charged with 7 traffic violations
    An Essex truck driver faces hundreds of dollars in fines but no jail time after a Baltimore County police investigation found him at fault in the Rosedale train derailment that caused a fire and chemical explosion and injured several people last month....
  • Truck driver said he slowed, looked before Rosedale train crash

    Truck driver said he slowed, looked before Rosedale train crash
    The trash truck driver who police said caused the train derailment in Rosedale that triggered a fire and explosion said he slowed and looked as he approached the tracks but never saw or heard the CSX locomotive bearing down on him. John Alban Jr. told a...
  • Traffic: No closures on roads, minor delays on light rail

    Traffic: No closures on roads, minor delays on light rail
    Wednesday's rush hour remained uncharacteristically incident free through 9 a.m., as the state Department of Transportation reported no unscheduled road closures. On Tuesday evening a portion of MD Route 40 at Pulaski Highway had been closed because of...
  • Rosedale train derailment leads to suit against truck driver

    Rosedale train derailment leads to suit against truck driver
    The rail transport company CSX is suing the truck driver involved in last month's Rosedale train crash, arguing that he did not take proper care when crossing the railroad tracks. The suit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, names John...
  • Businesses, residents near train derailment face heavy cleanup

    Businesses, residents near train derailment face heavy cleanup
    As Rosedale residents and business owners began to clean up after the fiery train derailment, federal officials said Wednesday that a chemical, sodium chlorate, had likely exploded in one of the train cars. Investigators with the National Transportation...
  • Rosedale and rail safety

    Rosedale and rail safety
    As accidents go, few of recent memory have grabbed the region's attention like Tuesday's collision and explosion involving a CSX freight train and a trash truck in Rosedale. If Baltimoreans weren't close enough to hear the tooth-rattling blast, they...
  • 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...
  • Ungated railroad crossings pose dangers

    Ungated railroad crossings pose dangers
    Widely used but little acknowledged, the railroad crossing at Hollins Ferry Road just outside the Baltimore Beltway in Halethorpe is an accident waiting to happen, according to the Federal Railroad Administration. It almost claimed Colleen Zaccagnino...
  • Federal agency launches app to aid rail-crossing safety

    Federal agency launches app to aid rail-crossing safety
    Less than a month after a fiery train derailment in Rosedale, the Federal Railroad Administration Tuesday launched a smartphone mobile application to provide safety information about more than 200,000 highway-rail grade crossings. The free app, Rail...
  • New details emerge in probe of Rosedale train derailment

    New details emerge in probe of Rosedale train derailment
    The National Transportation Safety Board released new details Wednesday on its investigation into last month's train derailment and explosion in Rosedale, finding that more chemicals were released in the crash than originally reported. NTSB...