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Railway Transportation

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  • Back Story: Restoring historic stretch of railroad

    Back Story: Restoring historic stretch of railroad
    For quite some time now, enthusiastic volunteers have been whacking brush, clearing debris and replacing ties and rails on the old Pennsylvania Railroad's Northern Central Division, one of the nation's most historic stretches of railroad, which courses 10...
  • Slow and painful recovery for little girl badly burned near railroad tracks in 1913

    An article in the June 7, 1913, edition of The Argus reported on the slow recovery of a little girl severely burned several weeks earlier. After lying in St. Agnes Hospital for three weeks, slowly recovering from burns which she sustained near her home,...
  • Family searching for answers in man's killing in Southwest Baltimore

    The family of a 28-year-old man found fatally stabbed Friday behind a railroad car in Southwest Baltimore said they're struggling to understand why someone would take his life. LaConte Mitchell, who worked security at Spring Grove Hospital Center, had...
  • Fine drivers who fail to stop at RR crossings

    Fine drivers who fail to stop at RR crossings
    I don't normally read the paper, but I did manage to read an article about Maryland's railroad crossings ("High risks at railroad crossings," June 5). I got the feeling that the purpose was to blame either the railroads or the state for crossing...
  • Derailment response gets high marks

    Derailment response gets high marks
    A column of smoke rose into the sky as firefighters raced to the scene of the train derailment. The earth heaved as an explosion rattled residents and pushed windowpanes from their frames. At least one tank car was on fire — no one was sure what...
  • Rosedale and rail safety

    Rosedale and rail safety
    As accidents go, few of recent memory have grabbed the region's attention like Tuesday's collision and explosion involving a CSX freight train and a trash truck in Rosedale. If Baltimoreans weren't close enough to hear the tooth-rattling blast, they...
  • Back Story: Bay Bridge was 45 years in the making

    Back Story: Bay Bridge was 45 years in the making
    My colleague, Candy Thomson, recently reported that a study will soon evaluate the structural condition and projected life left in the Bay Bridge, while also considering the possible addition of a third span to accommodate traffic demands that will soar...
  • In Ellicott City, 'The War Came by Train' arrives for Civil War weekend

    The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad was, without doubt, the most important rail system in the Civil War's Eastern theater. There's hardly a pivotal battle or event during the four-year conflict in which the B&O didn't play at least some role. Civil War...
  • Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad comes to life at museum

    Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad comes to life at museum
    Delta, in Southern York County, Pennsylvania, will soon be the place to be for Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad fans when the Old Line Museum continues its tradition of bringing this famous and well-loved rail line back to life and all of its former...
  • Ungated railroad crossings pose dangers

    Ungated railroad crossings pose dangers
    Widely used but little acknowledged, the railroad crossing at Hollins Ferry Road just outside the Baltimore Beltway in Halethorpe is an accident waiting to happen, according to the Federal Railroad Administration. It almost claimed Colleen Zaccagnino...
  • Transit-oriented development concept proposed for Penn Station

    Transit-oriented development concept proposed for Penn Station
    Homes, offices and shops would sprout around Baltimore's Penn Station under a preliminary plan developed for Amtrak for the midtown site. The national passenger railroad tapped Beatty Development, the Baltimore-based developer responsible for Harbor...
  • MARC: Rolling in the right direction

    MARC: Rolling in the right direction
    The Transportation Infrastructure Investment Act of 2013 will provide crucially needed funding for improving, expanding and building transportation projects throughout Maryland. Projects critical to continued economic growth throughout Central Maryland...