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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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  • Danger on the rails

     Danger on the rails
    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...
  • Ellicott City has been the site of many disasters over the years

    Ellicott City has been the site of many disasters over the years
    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. The latest incident occurred this week when a CSX train bound for Baltimore derailed, spilling coal from...
  • Fatal train derailment closes roads, stifles area business

    Fatal train derailment closes roads, stifles area business
    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. Area businesses along the...
  • In wake of train derailment, community rallies to support Ellicott City

    In wake of train derailment, community rallies to support Ellicott City
    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...
  • Ellicott City back on track one month after derailment

    Ellicott City back on track one month after derailment
    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. "The community around here is the best," said Donna Delaney, an employee at Zebop,...
  • Derailment probe appears to focus on track condition

    Derailment probe appears to focus on track condition
    Track conditions on a CSX Transportation railroad line appear to be the focus of a federal investigation into the train derailment that killed two women in Ellicott City last month. A preliminary report released by the National Transportation Safety...
  • Ellicott City train derailment 911 calls depict stunned bystanders

    Ellicott City train derailment 911 calls depict stunned bystanders
    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...
  • Family remembers train derailment victim Rose Mayr as talented dancer, singer

    Family remembers train derailment victim Rose Mayr as talented dancer, singer
    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. Anna Mayr, a May...
  • Hundreds mourn victim of train derailment

    Hundreds mourn victim of train derailment
    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...
  • Cause of death determined in Ellicott City train derailment deaths

    Cause of death determined in Ellicott City train derailment deaths
    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. Cars lined both sides of the quiet residential street leading up to the...
  • Ellicott City's Main Street reopens

    Ellicott City's Main Street reopens
    Ellicott City’s Main Street has reopened, nearly four days after a CSX coalĀ train derailed on the tracks located near Maryland Avenue and resulted inĀ the deaths of two 19-year-old women. "I really wanted to get the roads reopened to support...
  • CSX train hit car at Joppa crossing

    CSX train hit car at Joppa crossing
    A young woman who police said was trying to beat a train was taken to a Baltimore hospital Saturday after her car was hit. Emergency services personnel responded to the Joppa railroad crossing for the accident, in which a train hit a car. No type of...