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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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  • Ellicott City train derailment 911 calls depict stunned bystanders

    Ellicott City train derailment 911 calls depict stunned bystanders
    Four callers sounded stunned as they told dispatchers that a train had just derailed in downtown Ellicott City, but none reported seeing anyone near the Aug. 20 wreck that killed two 19-year-olds, according to 911 recordings released Friday by Howard...
  • Family remembers train derailment victim Rose Mayr as talented dancer, singer

    Family remembers train derailment victim Rose Mayr as talented dancer, singer
    In the days after her sister, Rose, died in a train derailment, Anna Mayr felt as if her younger sibling were upstairs sleeping while friends swapped stories on the family's Ellicott City porch until the early hours of Sunday. Anna Mayr, a May...
  • Hundreds mourn victim of train derailment

    Hundreds mourn victim of train derailment
    Some 700 mourners filled the pews Friday for a funeral Mass for 19-year-old Elizabeth Conway Nass, who died after being "at the wrong place at the wrong time," Monsignor John A. Dietzenbach said, referring to this week's tragic train derailment in...
  • Cause of death determined in Ellicott City train derailment deaths

    Cause of death determined in Ellicott City train derailment deaths
    Loved ones and friends prepared to say goodbye to the two young women who perished in a train derailment in Ellicott City as the first of the viewings began Thursday evening. Cars lined both sides of the quiet residential street leading up to the...
  • Ellicott City's Main Street reopens

    Ellicott City's Main Street reopens
    Ellicott City’s Main Street has reopened, nearly four days after a CSX coalĀ train derailed on the tracks located near Maryland Avenue and resulted inĀ the deaths of two 19-year-old women. "I really wanted to get the roads reopened to support...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Collision between train and truck closes Hahn Road in Westminster

    Collision between train and truck closes Hahn Road in Westminster
    An accident involving a train and a tractor trailer closed a Westminster road this morning — but resulted in no injuries. Just before 11 a.m. this morning, Carroll County sheriff's deputies responded to 911 calls reporting a collision between a...
  • Howard County ladies were kept well abreast of the latest fashion trends in 1912

    100 Years Ago Gowns and frowns In the "In Vogue" column of the Times: "Skirts, especially on lingerie dresses are showing more fullness. Double veilings are being used to give lovely iridescent effects. Velour hats are proving strong favorites. The...
  • 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...
  • 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,...