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  • Man injured in Joppa train incident

    Man injured in Joppa train incident
    An 18-year-old man was hospitalized Sunday evening after he fell from a train on the CSX rail line in Joppa. After being found along the section of track for freight trains between Clayton Road and Raspe Lane, the man was taken by a Joppa-Magnolia...
  • SHA presents proposals for I-695 projects at Arbutus Middle School

    The Maryland State Highway Administration presented proposals for an Interstate 695 ramp and bridge replacement projects in Arbutus during a public informational meeting Wednesday evening. Dozens of area residents and business owners reviewed about a...
  • SHA to hold input meeting for four projects in Arbutus

    SHA to hold input meeting for four projects in Arbutus
    Starting in the fall, the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) will begin the construction of four different projects in Arbutus. Projects include: • the mile-long replacement of two Interstate 695 (Baltimore Beltway) inner loop bridges...
  • Railroad signal box by Howard Street bridge catches fire, delays trains

    Railroad signal box by Howard Street bridge catches fire, delays trains
    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....
  • Robert J. "Chief" Hunter, railroader

    Robert J. "Chief" Hunter, railroader
    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...
  • Amtrak's vulnerability [Editorial]

    Amtrak's vulnerability  [Editorial]
    No doubt there were some lumps in throats at Amtrak headquarters last month when they heard the words "collapse" and "rail line" in Baltimore. As it happens, it was a CSX freight line that was affected by the loss of a 120-year-old retaining wall in...
  • Amtrak needs help [Letter]

    Amtrak needs help [Letter]
    Your editorial "Amtrak's vulnerability" (May 13) was much needed. Those of us who regularly ride the rails between Baltimore and New York depend on rail service. Even Joe Biden, as a Senator, depended on the Northeast trains to Wilmington and voted to...
  • Amtrak, MARC service suspended after man killed by train in Prince George's

    Amtrak, MARC service suspended after man killed by train in Prince George's
    A man was struck and killed by a train in Prince George's County on Friday afternoon, disrupting Amtrak and MARC service along the busy Baltimore-Washington corridor, officials said. MARC service was halted from about 2:30 p.m. until shortly after 5 p.m....
  • Amtrak suspends service at BWI for 'police activity'

    Amtrak suspends service at BWI for 'police activity'
    Amtrak trains to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport were halted for more than an hour Sunday night after police found a suspicious package at the station. Maryland Transportation Authority police spokesman Sgt. Jonathan Green...
  • Trains delayed after tug boat strikes bridge

    Trains delayed after tug boat strikes bridge
    A tug boat struck the Susquehanna River Bridge Wednesday night, delaying trains from crossing between Cecil and Harford counties for about an hour. The U.S. Coast Guard notified Amtrak around 10 p.m. Wednesday that a tug boat struck the bridge, and...
  • Amtrak's Susquehanna River bridge deemed safe after tugboat crash Wednesday night

    Amtrak's Susquehanna River bridge deemed safe after tugboat crash Wednesday night
    Amtrak and commuter rail service across the Susquehanna River was back to normal Thursday morning, hours after a tugboat crashed into the bridge between Harford and Cecil counties, causing delays to trains while inspectors checked the span and deemed it...
  • Severe storms bring hail, tornado warnings across region

    Severe storms bring hail, tornado warnings across region
    Severe storms brought hail and damaging winds through Maryland and much of the mid-Atlantic Thursday afternoon. A tornado warning was issued until 5:15 p.m. for central Anne Arundel County, including Annapolis, Parole and the waters of the Severn River....