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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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  • Driver will be charged in Joppa train accident

    The truck driver involved in the train accident last week will be charged in connection with the incident, police officials say. Last Friday morning, James Lloyd McDaniel, driving a flatbed truck, crossed the CSX tracks on Joppa Road and hit a train....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...