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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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  • Truck driver injured in train derailment discharged from hospital

    Truck driver injured in train derailment discharged from hospital
    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...
  • Rosedale train crash investigators wrapping up on-scene work

    Rosedale train crash investigators wrapping up on-scene work
    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...
  • Blast from Baltimore train wreck Tuesday felt throughout Harford

    Blast from Baltimore train wreck Tuesday felt throughout Harford
    Numerous Harford County residents in the Fallston, Joppa and Bel Air areas felt the tremble Tuesday afternoon when a train derailed and caused an explosion in the Rosedale area of Baltimore County near the Baltimore City line. Several Harford fire...
  • Derailment response gets high marks

    Derailment response gets high marks
    A column of smoke rose into the sky as firefighters raced to the scene of the train derailment. The earth heaved as an explosion rattled residents and pushed windowpanes from their frames. At least one tank car was on fire — no one was sure what...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Investigators reconstruct Rosedale train collision, examine truck

    Investigators reconstruct Rosedale train collision, examine truck
    Federal investigators on Thursday reconstructed the scene of this week's collision between a CSX cargo train and a truck, hoping to piece together more information on the derailment and explosion that rocked businesses and homes in the Rosedale area....
  • Hospitals prepped for mass casualties after train blast

    Hospitals prepped for mass casualties after train blast
    Bob Marshall was on the phone in his office at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in East Baltimore when he heard the boom, felt the building shake and saw the plume of smoke on the horizon. "This is what we've trained for," he thought. As news poured...
  • History matters

    100 Years Ago Errant engine A Serious Railroad Accident "The passenger train that left Camden Station a few minutes before 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon for Frederick, Winchester and intermediate stations was derailed in Union Dam tunnel, two miles...
  • Exhibit shows rocky side of relationship between trains and Sykesville

    The Town of Sykesville has had a long love affair with trains, but even true love can be strained now and then. A new exhibit opening this month at the Sykesville Gate House Museum of History, "Gone Off the Rails: When Safety Fails," explores the times...