| Jun 29, 2013
| 2:10 PM
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...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 4:25 AM
Two people have died following the derailment of a CSX train carrying coal and traveling through Ellicott City around midnight Monday.
The victims' identities have not been released as of 7 a.m. Tuesday.
Frederick Road, which becomes Main Street in...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 3:53 PM
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...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 5:55 PM
In the year that he has lived on Main Street in historic Ellicott City, Jim VanHeel has seen flooding, a deadly shooting at a nearby church and, early Tuesday morning, a fatal train derailment.
"It seems like something is always happening," he said.
| Jun 18, 2013
| 10:05 AM
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...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 5:16 PM
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.
| Aug 21, 2012
| 2:12 PM
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.
"It felt like an earthquake,"...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 5:33 PM
An employee at a scaffolding company next to the railroad tracks in Rosedale was one of the first people to see the train leave its tracks after it rammed into a truck last month.
"There's just a train wreck in front of us and it's on fire," the man...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 7:00 PM
A CSX train carrying trash from upstate New York derailed Friday evening in Lansdowne, Baltimore County officials said. No injuries were reported, and police said the train was not carrying hazardous materials.
"No injuries, no fire, no hazmat," said...
| Jun 10, 2013
Among the 81 calls for medical and fire-rescue service the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department received during the period June 2-9 were the following:
Hammonds Ferry Road at Railway Avenue, 7:58 p.m. June 7. Crews from the Lansdowne, Arbutus, English...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 5:27 PM
John Alban Jr., the driver seriously injured after his truck collided with a freight train in Rosedale last week — triggering an explosion felt around the region — was discharged from the hospital.
Maryland Shock Trauma Center spokeswoman...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 3:43 PM
The National Transportation Safety Board expects to conclude by week's end its on-scene investigation of the railroad crossing derailment and explosion in Rosedale.
The agency, which has been gathering evidence and interviewing witnesses since the May 28...