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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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  • 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...
  • 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.,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 10 years after Baltimore tunnel fire, much is unchanged

    10 years after Baltimore tunnel fire, much is unchanged
    Ten years ago Monday, scenes out of Baltimore gripped the nation and much of the world when a CSX freight train carrying hazardous cargo derailed and caught fire in the century-old tunnel that winds below downtown. For a week much downtown activity...
  • Fatal 1920 collision on Ma & Pa Railroad recalled

    Fatal 1920 collision on Ma & Pa Railroad recalled
    Last summer, when the paving trucks showed up, fans of the Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad deservedly got a little nervous. The object of their veneration is a sliver of railroad track that bisects North Charles Street in the Woodbrook neighborhood of...
  • Police Blotter

    Harford County sheriff's deputies and Maryland State Police report: Aberdeen Warren Whitney Perger, 48, of the 200 block of Bush Chapel Road, was arrested Wednesday on a bench warrant in a case in which he was charged with disorderly conduct. A...
  • 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...
  • David R. Owen

    David R. Owen
    David Rogers Owen, an internationally known maritime lawyer and accomplished yachtsman, died Friday in his sleep of unknown causes at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. The longtime Riderwood resident was 97. "The death of David Owen is...
  • Truck, CSX train collide in Harford Co.; one injured

    The driver of a flatbed truck was injured Friday morning when his vehicle collided with a CSX train on Joppa Road in Harford County, police said. The driver was trying to cross the tracks at about 9:30 a.m. when the train struck his truck near the rear...
  • Joppa train-truck accident leaves driver injured

    A grade crossing accident involving a freight train and flatbed truck around 9:40 a.m. Friday in Joppa left the driver of the truck injured, according to Harford County Emergency Operations. Rick Ayers, the emergency operations manager for the county,...