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B&P Tunnel replacement new focus of Baltimore's push for double-stacked trains
B&P Tunnel replacement new focus of Baltimore's push for double-stacked trains

Nearly 20 years ago, Gov. Parris N. Glendening had lunch with the chief executive of CSX to pitch the railroad chief on investing $40 million to expand the Howard Street Tunnel and another one in Harper's Ferry, W.Va., to make the port of Baltimore more competitive. If CSX Transportation could stack shipping containers two-high atop trains to and from the port, the argument went, it could help the port retain cargo it was losing to competitors. But CSX, the corporate descendant of the once mighty Baltimore & Ohio Railroad that helped build the port, was unmoved, saying it wasn't cost-effective. Flash forward 20 years. Amid booming international trade and congestion at competing...

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