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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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  • 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...
  • Unidentified man killed by train in Rosedale

    An unidentified man was struck and killed Tuesday morning by a southbound MARC train in the Rosedale area. The accident occurred shortly after 7 a.m. just south of where the rail lines cross under I-695, Maryland Transit Administration officials said....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Two dead following CSX train derailment in Ellicott City

    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...
  • Derailment victims recalled as 'great students, great people'

    Derailment victims recalled as 'great students, great people'
    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. The...
  • 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. "It felt like an earthquake,"...
  • CSX has history of Maryland derailments

    CSX has history of Maryland derailments
    The derailment that killed two young women in Ellicott City Tuesday morning adds one more incident to a long history of CSX trains leaving the tracks in Maryland — from little-remembered events in the company's own railyards to the spectacular...
  • Road reopened after train partially derails in Woodstock

    Road reopened after train partially derails in Woodstock
    The portion of Woodstock road closed due to a train derailment was reopened at 5:47 p.m. Wednesday, police spokesperson Mary T. Phelan said. A CSX train hauling lumber partially derailed in Woodstock shortly before 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, causing...
  • One CSX train collides with vehicle, another derails

    A CSX Corp. train collided with a vehicle Wednesday in Rosedale, injuring the car's driver, shortly before the car on another CSX train derailed in Woodstock, according to CSX and fire officials. The incidents were not related but occurred within minutes...
  • NTSB digs deep but not fast in probe of Ellicott City derailment

    NTSB digs deep but not fast in probe of Ellicott City derailment
    Within hours of the CSX train derailment that killed two young women in Ellicott City early Tuesday, investigators from the National Transportation Safety board were on the scene to determine why it happened. When tragedy strikes in the nation's skies or...
  • Cause of deaths determined for teens killed in Ellicott City train derailment

    Cause of deaths determined for teens killed in Ellicott City train derailment
    The deaths of two Ellicott City teens who were buried in coal after a CSX train derailed shortly after midnight Tuesday has been ruled an accident, according to Howard County Police.  Police said Thursday the medical examiner determined compressional...