| Aug 29, 2014
| 1:15 PM
While this week's decision to abandon the proposed $95 million intermodal rail facility at the Mount Clare yard in Southwest Baltimore may be regarded as a big victory for neighbors in Morrell Park and elsewhere who strongly opposed it, the decision is...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 11:38 AM
The rise of this city in Harford County and its decline owed much to U.S. 40 and the car-centric culture of 20th century America.
From World War II to the 1960s, motels and gas stations sprouted along the main road from Baltimore to Philadelphia to...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 6:48 PM
A lengthy process remains ahead for Amtrak officials as they work with community leaders on both sides of the Susquehanna River to determine whether to replace or rehabilitate the 108-year-old rail bridge over the river.
"I still think it's too soon...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 6:08 PM
Ever since I took my first intercity trip on a train from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C., many, many years ago, I've held a certain fascination for the bridge on which our train crossed the Susquehanna River.
The possibility of that same bridge...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 3:45 PM
Carvey G. Davis Jr., a former Baltimore Transit Co. motorman who never lost his affection for streetcars and was a longtime supporter and benefactor of the Baltimore Streetcar Museum, died of bone cancer Saturday at his Glen Burnie home. He was 90.
| Aug 6, 2014
| 8:01 AM
A collapsed house. An abandoned warehouse furred with vines. Block after block of vacant homes, shattered windows framing blackness. Then, the tunnel and the train platform.
The mix of shuttered industrial spaces and faded neighborhoods that flank the...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 10:07 AM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's plan to beautify the approaches to Baltimore for visitors arriving by rail may seem like a triumph of style over substance in efforts to revitalize the city's image. But first impressions really do count, and the mayor...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 11:00 AM
I am saddened and appalled by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's priorities, as expressed on the front page of The Baltimore Sun Wednesday morning ("Next stop: A more attractive ride," Aug. 6). Perhaps she cares about the citizens of her city, but one would...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 1:58 PM
Two Maryland lawmakers joined Amtrak and Obama administration officials at Penn Station on Monday morning to call for long-term federal funding of transportation projects — pointing to Baltimore's 141-year-old passenger rail tunnel as a prime...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 7:17 PM
Amtrak trains were delayed for up to an hour Sunday evening after an old signal box along railroad tracks near the Howard Street bridge in North Baltimore caught fire, officials said.
Firefighters put out the one-alarm fire, which was reported at 5:26 p....
| Jul 30, 2014
| 7:30 AM
"To get out of work at 5 o'clock, I will do anything."
That's what Karen Stokes, executive director of the Greater Homewood Community Corp., was thinking in 2009, when she got involved in Fluid Movement. Her initial exposure to the performance art...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 2:38 PM
Robert J. "Chief" Hunter, a career railroader who retired from Amtrak, died of heart failure Wednesday at Little Flower Manor nursing home in Darby, Pa. The former Lutherville resident was 91.
The son of Robert Hunter, a shipyard worker, and Delia...