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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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  • 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....
  • 'Top Chef': All's fair in restaurant wars

     
    Greetings kids! It's Maryann, leading the charge into one of many people's favorite Top Chef challenges -- Restaurant Wars.And, judging by the teasers last week, we also have the bonus of chef-on-chef nookie! (Or at least hints of it.)Who got......
  • 'Dancing With the Stars': Season 9 premiere continues

     
    Tonight, the women take the stage with their partners on the continuation of the ninth-season premiere of Dancing With the Stars. Just to freak them out a little, the female pros start off the show with a group dance to......
  • For many, a decade to forget. In Baltimore, moments to remember.

    For many, a decade to forget. In Baltimore, moments to remember.
    What do we call this decade? The Ohs? If you say that out loud it sounds like a certain baseball team. The Aughts? What's an aught? In a practical but infinitely more gloomy choice, Time magazine settled on "The Decade from Hell." And maybe it was. A new...
  • Fatal crash halts morning traffic near Arundel Mills

    One man died early Saturday morning in an Anne Arundel County accident that closed Route 100 for more than three hours. A second man has been hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, according to Division Chief Michael Cox. At 6:29 a.m., rescue...
  • Train fire, toxic cargo shut city

    Civil defense sirens wailed and major highways into Baltimore were closed after a freight train hauling hazardous chemicals caught fire yesterday afternoon in a century-old railroad tunnel under Howard Street, shutting down much of the city's downtown....
  • Train derailment severs communications

    When a train falls in Baltimore, it knocks out e-mail halfway around the world. Welcome to the 21st century. The impact of the underground train derailment was felt far and wide, from inoperable cell phones in suburban Maryland, to corporate Web pages...
  • Hazardous materials pass daily -- and no one knows

    The train derailment and fire in the heart of Baltimore’s downtown Wednesday alerted the public to an open secret among those in the know: Every day, by rail, by truck and by ship, hundreds of thousands of gallons of hazardous chemicals pass through the...
  • Howard St., tunnel reopen

    Five days after a train derailed and caught fire in a tunnel beneath Baltimore, city officials offered news last night bound to surprise and relieve commuters who had been stuck in traffic jams stretching from Baltimore's central business district to...
  • Firefighters' heroism ...

    NOT ENOUGH can be said about the outstanding job Baltimore City firefighters did in extinguishing the toxic inferno under Howard Street. With little regard for their personal safety, firefighters ventured into the heat- and fume-filled darkness of a 1.7-...
  • Aging infrastructure invites other disasters

    PERHAPS it was just coincidence that a water main broke, knocking out electricity, just as firefighters and emergency crews were trying to contain the smoky fire from a derailed train carrying toxic cargo downtown. But that series of calamities downtown...
  • Burning cars in rail tunnel resist control

    Baltimore firefighters waged a cautious second-day attack yesterday on a nightmarish railroad tunnel fire that shut downtown businesses, knotted traffic, upset freight service along the East Coast and Midwest and disrupted e-mails and cell phone service....