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Railway Transportation

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  • Whistle stop

    Anyone who has been around long enough to hear the storied history of Aberdeen can attest that if it weren't for the railroads, the city wouldn't be what it is today. Long before there was an Aberdeen Proving Ground, there were train stations in...
  • Traffic: No major accidents on Baltimore area roads

    As of 9 a.m. Monday, there were no major accidents on Baltimore area roads. The Maryland Transit Administration is advising patrons that there will be delays to the Central Maryland light rail line due to an incident Monday morning in which a...
  • Fatal 1920 collision on Ma & Pa Railroad recalled

    Fatal 1920 collision on Ma & Pa Railroad recalled
    Last summer, when the paving trucks showed up, fans of the Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad deservedly got a little nervous. The object of their veneration is a sliver of railroad track that bisects North Charles Street in the Woodbrook neighborhood of...
  • Four children arrested, handcuffed after playground fight

    Seeking to end a spate of playground disputes that authorities said escalated well past a typical fracas, Baltimore police officers went into an elementary school this week and took four children out in handcuffs. But news of three 9-year-old girls and...
  • R. George Hopkins, funeral director

    R. George Hopkins, funeral director
    R. George Hopkins, a retired Anne Arundel County funeral director who filled his lawn each year at Christmas with handmade decorations he created and his basement with admirers of his model railroad empire, died Dec. 6 of cancer at Baltimore Washington...
  • Rocks from rail overpass damage 15 cars on beltway in Lansdowne

    About 15 vehicles driving on the inner loop of Interstate 695 in southwestern Baltimore County were damaged Monday night after hundreds of rocks from a railroad overpass fell onto the busy highway, according to Maryland State Police. No injuries were...
  • Choo-choo Christmas

    Choo-choo Christmas
    My model train paraded around the living room floor of our Silver Spring home when I was 7 or 8 years old. I think we could put a little pellet in the engine to create the steam. It wasn't very big and I'm pretty sure we didn't have any buildings or...
  • Riding the rails and seeing the sights

    On a recent Saturday morning, I had an opportunity to ride Amtrak north from Baltimore to Philadelphia. I had not been on a train in something like 13 years, and I was interested to see how I would view the places in Harford and Cecil counties along the...
  • The fondly remembered Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad subject of recently published book

    It's been more than half a century since the trains of the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad — quaintly remembered by old-timers in these parts as the Ma & Pa — rolled over a single set of tracks on a circuitous 77.2-mile route that began...
  • Johns Hopkins founder remembered on anniversary of death

    Johns Hopkins founder remembered on anniversary of death
    A Christmas wreath lay near Johns Hopkins' grave Saturday morning, atop a hill at Green Mount Cemetery. Dozens gathered around Hopkins' gravestone in what has become an annual Christmas Eve tradition. Faculty, staff, alumni and their family members...
  • Amtrak to spend $764M on new locomotives, rail cars

    Amtrak will pay $466 million this year for 70 new locomotives to enhance the speed and reliability of rail service in the Northeast Corridor and invest $298 million on 130 new rail cars to serve the East Coast and Midwest. The new equipment will be a...
  • Welcome

    Welcome
    Set squarely between the nation’s capital and Baltimore, Howard County is a well-blended mix of the bucolic, the urban and the suburban. Spread out over 160,640 acres are sights as diverse as a quaint historic district in Ellicott City, high-tech...