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  • Amtrak train stalled north of Baltimore Thursday night

    Amtrak train stalled north of Baltimore Thursday night
    A southbound Amtrak Acela train was stuck for three hours outside of Baltimore's Penn Station on Thursday evening due to a mechanical problem, Amtrak officials said on Friday. Amtrak spokesman Craig Schulz said that around 7:21 p.m. on Thursday, Train...
  • Two rescued after canoe capsizes on the Bush River Wednesday

    Two people were rescued from the Bush River in southern Harford County late Wednesday after their canoe capsized, the Harford Fire & EMS Association said. A call for a boat rescue was dispatched at 5 p.m. by Harford County emergency radio. According...
  • Cause of death determined in Ellicott City train derailment deaths

    Cause of death determined in Ellicott City train derailment deaths
    Loved ones and friends prepared to say goodbye to the two young women who perished in a train derailment in Ellicott City as the first of the viewings began Thursday evening. Cars lined both sides of the quiet residential street leading up to the...
  • Aberdeen seeks state money to buy land near train station

    The Aberdeen City Council passed a resolution Monday to approve the application for financing from the state's Strategic Demolition and Smart Growth Impact Fund for a land acquisition project connected to the city's ambitious Station Square...
  • Region recovers from Tuesday's storms

    Local trains were back on schedule and power was restored to area homes and businesses Wednesday, as Marylanders cleaned up and repaired damage caused by the previous night's heavy rainstorms. The Maryland Transit Administration reported Wednesday...
  • Budget hell on wheels?

    Budget hell on wheels?
    Amtrak, long one of the favorite whipping boys of fiscal conservatives, is getting another thrashing from Mitt Romney and the Republicans. From all the attacks, one might think that the nation's bargain-basement passenger rail system was the cause of...
  • New train station in Edgewood is a nice idea, but it won't fix the commuter rail problem

    For most of us, a trip to New York City means there will be rides on the Subway. Visits to Washington, D.C., are much more palatable when parking problems are traded for train rides on the Metro. Go to San Francisco or Oakland, Calif., and odds are a ride...
  • State expected to give MARC contract to Bombardier

    The O'Malley administration has chosen a Canadian company to operate two MARC commuter train lines, passing over a competitor whose critics have tied it to Nazi Germany and avoiding a potential fight with Holocaust survivors. The Maryland Department of...
  • Aberdeen's Station Square vision could take 30 years to fulfill

    After 15 years of planning, Aberdeen could see the area around its Amtrak train station transformed into a green amphitheater with a well-lit underpass between the east and west sides of town, but that vision won't happen for at least two more decades....
  • 25 years ago: 15 Harford ambulances recalled, two taken out of service

    From The Aegis dated Aug. 13, 1987: More than a dozen Ford ambulances used by Harford County volunteer fire companies were recalled by their manufacturer 25 years ago this week and at least two were taken off the road. Mechanical problems were causing...
  • Acela run expected to match U.S. rail speed record of 165 mph

    Acela run expected to match U.S. rail speed record of 165 mph
    Sometime after 8 p.m. Thursday, a train will come roaring out of the north from Delaware toward Perryville at 165 miles per hour, matching the fastest speed ever attained on a U.S. rail line. After putting on the brakes, the Acela Express will make the...
  • Marylanders poised to begin annual Thanksgiving travel

    Marylanders poised to begin annual Thanksgiving travel
    Mara Kaminowitz knows the roads. That's why the professional mapmaker and her husband will be taking the train to New York City to celebrate Thanksgiving with family. "That's our strategy for how to deal with holiday traffic — avoid I-95 at all...