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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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  • 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...
  • Queen urges resolve in face of terror as Britain remembers

    LONDON - Londoners flocked to churches yesterday to grieve and to pray for the victims in last week's transit bombings as thousands prepared to return to work and the city center today for the first time since the attacks. Far below ground, rescue...
  • Rail inspectors conduct urgent survey of tunnel at city's request

    The Federal Railroad Administration conducted an emergency inspection during the weekend of the Howard Street Tunnel - site of a 2001 derailment and fire in downtown Baltimore - but found no serious safety problems. The inspection was prompted by a...
  • Howard, Lombard junction reopens

    There was no ribbon to cut, but smiling city officials did the next best thing yesterday: dragging away a barrier from the junction of Howard and Lombard streets to show that the key downtown crossing was back in service. Traffic flowed freely again...
  • Tests to seek chemical source

    Tests to seek chemical source
    Authorities hope new soil and groundwater tests will show whether the flammable chemical that exploded Saturday under downtown streets leaked into city storm drains from the Howard Street Tunnel, site of last month's train derailment and fire. City...
  • City, CSX readiness faulted in rail fire

    Federal transportation officials said yesterday that the most likely scenario behind the 2001 train derailment and fire in Baltimore's Howard Street Tunnel "involved an obstruction between a car wheel and the rail, in combination with changes in track...
  • Mayor asks inspection of Howard rail tunnel

    Mayor Martin O'Malley called on the federal government yesterday to conduct a new emergency inspection of the Howard Street Tunnel -- site of a large derailment and fire in 2001 -- after three cars of a CSX Transportation train left the tracks Wednesday...
  • Sewers, Howard tunnel connect

    A few blocks west of the chemical explosion that sent manhole covers flying Saturday, Baltimore's sewer system connects to the Howard Street Tunnel where a CSX train carrying the same chemical caught fire last month, CSX officials acknowledged yesterday....