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  • Tunnel blame drama begins

    Six days. That's how long it took before city officials began the public fingerpoint- ing in the wake of last week's CSX train derailment and tunnel fire. And legal experts say it's likely to intensify as federal regulators, city engineers and private...
  • NTSB probe of tunnel derailment could take 9 months

    Fires raged, chemicals leaked, smoke climbed to the sky and the possibility of an explosion was a constant worry. And amid it all, in the middle of a century-old tunnel where temperatures were approaching 1,500 degrees, an investigation had to begin. It...
  • 'It's a little bit of hell'

    Baltimore's railroad tunnel fire burned into a third night, despite the efforts of firefighters who dragged out a string of smoldering rail cars late yesterday but had to labor cautiously under a roof weakened by a water main break. Foiled attempts to...
  • Chronology: With a rumble, chaos

    The first sign of trouble was an unsettling rumble from beneath the streets, a trembling, grinding sensation that lasted several seconds. Dan Stone felt it on the fifth floor of the cast-iron building he owns at 300 W. Pratt St. In a tavern downstairs,...
  • Officials discuss costs of train fire

    The first bills for the CSX tunnel fire began rolling in yesterday, with city officials tallying $1.3 million in expenses - the bulk of which the railroad company has agreed to pay. CSX had offered days ago, before the last burning car was pulled from...
  • 'The hardest part is over'

    Firefighters declared victory last night over a railroad tunnel fire they had battled for more than four days, and investigators and engineers began working to determine why the incident occurred and how long it might continue to disrupt life in...
  • Mystery of train accident unsolved

    Finding out what caused last month's train derailment and fire in the CSX tunnel beneath the heart of Baltimore may turn out to be one of the most difficult challenges ever faced by the National Transportation Safety Board, experts say. The five-day fire...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Crews remove riskiest cars

    The railroad tunnel fire that disrupted downtown Baltimore for three days eased its grip yesterday as firefighters pulled out almost all of the charred rail cars trapped underground, including three derailed hazardous chemical tankers that had posed the...
  • Columbia's complexity, fragility complicate probe

    Cameras tracked it from liftoff until it disappeared into space. For 16 days, delicate sensors sent back streams of details about its mechanical systems and human crew. Teams of the world's best engineers monitored its heartbeat, second by second. So why...