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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

Top Railway Disasters Articles

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  • Derailment of CSX Corp. train carrying sulfuric acid causes scare in Cecil Co.

    Derailment of CSX Corp. train carrying sulfuric acid causes scare in Cecil Co.
    Just before midnight Wednesday, three words brought a stream of emergency crews and hazardous materials units to a wooded corner of Cecil County just north of Interstate 95: liquid sulfuric acid. A train operated by CSX Corp. derailed about 11:45 p.m.,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Friday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Friday
    WEATHER The National Weather Service is calling for Friday to be mostly sunny in the Baltimore area, with a high near 90 and southeast winds around 6 miles per hour in the afternoon. Friday night is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a low around 72....
  • After train derailment, supporters flock to Ellicott City

    After train derailment, supporters flock to Ellicott City
    When Ellicott City's Main Street re-opened to traffic Friday night, Mark Hemmis was watching the cars line up and drive by his restaurant. He said he couldn't remember the last time he had seen so many cars on the street; he certainly hadn't seen that...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Monday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Monday
    WEATHER The National Weather Service is calling for Monday to be mostly cloudy in the Baltimore area, with a high near 87 and south winds 5 to 9 miles per hour. There will be patchy fog before 9 a.m., and then a 30 percent chance of scattered showers and...
  • Ellicott City parking lot damaged in train derailment set for repairs

    Ellicott City parking lot damaged in train derailment set for repairs
    Parking Lot B in downtown Ellicott City will be closed beginning Monday, April 22, for the reconstruction of a retaining wall adjacent to the CSX railroad tracks. The lot, along the Patapsco River at the lower end of Main Street, is expected to be...
  • Port Deposit cleanup continues from fatal tanker crash and explosion

    Port Deposit cleanup continues from fatal tanker crash and explosion
    Port Deposit hopes to beef up traffic enforcement following Friday night's fatal crash and explosion of a loaded gasoline tanker truck. Repairs to utilities and other cleanup activities were largely wrapped up by Tuesday in the town after a tractor...
  • 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...
  • The fondly remembered Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad subject of recently published book

    It's been more than half a century since the trains of the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad — quaintly remembered by old-timers in these parts as the Ma & Pa — rolled over a single set of tracks on a circuitous 77.2-mile route that began...
  • Traffic: Two-vehicle accident I-95 before Fort McHenry Tunnel

    As of 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, traffic was slow on southbound I-95 before the Fort McHenry Tunnel Toll Plaza, due to an accident involving two vehicles. Eastbound U.S. 50 at Oceanic Drive was congested due to a collision involving two vehicles. Route 32 at...