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Railway Transportation

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  • Baltimore County to seal off 44-year-old tunnel in Lansdowne

    Baltimore County to seal off 44-year-old tunnel in Lansdowne
    Jackie Jones and her husband, Fred, waited 15 years for something, anything, to be done about the graffiti-covered tunnel that opens near their 18-year-old business on Hammonds Ferry Road. The solution came last week when Baltimore County completed a...
  • Mini model train display in Arundel chugs through the ages

    Mini model train display in Arundel chugs through the ages
    His father always set up an elaborate network of Lionel model trains late on Dec. 24, so when Frank Winner and his little brother, Jim, got up Christmas mornings, they'd find the living room of the small family home filled with moving cars, blowing...
  • New book on Ma & Pa Railroad is a definitive work on 'America's favorite short line'

    New book on Ma & Pa Railroad is a definitive work on 'America's favorite short line'
    Once upon a time, not so very long ago, a train meandered over 77 miles of track between Baltimore and York, Pa., crossing Harford County from the Cardiff quarry district in the north to Fallston and Baldwin in the west as part of that journey....
  • Towson photographer's work chronicled grittier side of life in Baltimore

    Towson photographer's work chronicled grittier side of life in Baltimore
    During the recent hoopla over the auction of the late A. Aubrey Bodine's photographs from The Baltimore Sun's archives, John W. McGrain, a Towson historian and photographer, quietly issued a book this fall of his Baltimore photographs that date to the...
  • County Council accepts donation of Short Line Railway in Catonsville

    The Baltimore County Council voted Monday to accept the donation of the Short Line Railroad property from the Catonsville Rails to Trails, ensuring that county will sustain the former railroad as a walking and biking trail for years to come. "That's...
  • I've been working on the railroad

    Thanks to the generosity of a friend and colleague, my son Nick and I recently came into a rather nice train set. I hesitate to refer to the railroad paraphernalia as toys, though that's exactly what it is for Nick and I, because model railroading is a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 40 years later, Howard looks back at Tropical Storm Agnes

    40 years later, Howard looks back at Tropical Storm Agnes
    Tooling along on a Harley Sprint motorcycle in June 1972, Bob Miller alternated between taking main roads and riding alongside the railroad next to the swollen Patapsco River as he wove his way from Sykesville to Elkridge, filming scene after scene of...
  • 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...