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  • Amtrak riders can now report 'suspicious activity' via text messages

    Amtrak riders can now report 'suspicious activity' via text messages
    Amtrak has launched a new "Txt-A-Tip" program that allows riders and employees to report suspicious or criminal activity on the rail service via text message, the company announced Wednesday. The program adds a new option, accessible to those with...
  • Maglev would transform Baltimore

    Maglev would transform Baltimore
    It's easy to be cynical about the idea of a magnetic levitation train whisking riders from Baltimore to Washington in 15 minutes. The technology, though not new, still sounds fanciful. The costs of even such a small system are enormous, the commercial...
  • $1 million bathroom renovation complete at Penn Station

    $1 million bathroom renovation complete at Penn Station
    A $1 million project to renovate bathrooms at Penn Station in Baltimore, in part to make them accessible to individuals with disabilities, has been completed ahead of schedule, local transportation officials announced Wednesday. The joint project...
  • Marlin W. Gorman, GM supervisor

    Marlin W. Gorman, GM supervisor
    Marlin W. Gorman, a retired maintenance supervisor who was an ardent railroad fan, died Aug. 19 of heart failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 84. The son of an electrician and a homemaker, Marlin Walker Gorman was born in Wilkensburg, Pa....
  • Five questions for John Magness

    Five questions for John Magness
    Canton has traditionally been a blue-collar neighborhood, and for more than 100 years, the Canton Railroad Co. has been a part of that mix, moving freight for local industries and the port of Baltimore. Its locomotives are a familiar — and at times...
  • Weekend MARC service to be selling point for BWI

    Weekend MARC service to be selling point for BWI
    Weekend passenger train service will be a boon for travelers flying in and out of Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Airport officials welcomed last week's announcement by Gov. Martin O'Malley that weekend MARC train services...
  • Harford school board keeps two Fallston school projects as top priority

    Harford school board keeps two Fallston school projects as top priority
    After considerable debate Monday night, members of the Harford County Board of Education approved the school system's overall Capital Improvement Plan for the 2015 fiscal year, one that continues to give top priority to two Fallston area school projects...
  • Harmony Lodge all-you-can-eat breakfast start again Sept. 14

    Havre de Grace Chapter 27 Order of the Eastern Star would like to thank everyone who attended the Eastern Star Flapjack breakfast at Applebee's over the weekend. It was a successful event for the chapter. Mark your calendars to visit the Perryville...
  • Get outdoors and get moving with Baltimore-area outfitters that rent bikes, canoes, paddleboards and more.

    Get outdoors and get moving with Baltimore-area outfitters that rent bikes, canoes, paddleboards and more.
    Spring is a time for new beginnings, and that includes new hobbies. As the air gets warmer and the days last longer, it's the perfect time to try out a new outdoor sport. The Baltimore region offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor fun, from biking...
  • Rosedale train derailment creates explosion that broke windows; smoke visible for miles

    Rosedale train derailment creates explosion that broke windows; smoke visible for miles
    A freight train smacked into a truck carrying garbage and careened off the tracks in Rosedale Tuesday afternoon, triggering an explosion felt throughout the region and sending up a plume of black smoke visible for miles. Authorities identified the...
  • Living with historical quirks in Havre de Grace

    Living with historical quirks in Havre de Grace
    Ron Browning enjoys showing off his historic Havre de Grace home to visitors, and when he has the room, they are invited to stay in his 1868 mansion-turned-bed-and-breakfast. Once the home of Harrison Hopkins of the Johns Hopkins family, Browning well...
  • Ma & Pa Railroad artifacts, photos, documents sought by preservation group

    Ma & Pa Railroad artifacts, photos, documents sought by preservation group
    A new effort is under way to preserve the history of the iconic Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad that ran through the heart of Harford County more than 50 years ago. A group responsible for the annual Maryland & Pennsylvania Month celebration in Delta,...