| Jul 24, 2013
| 7:50 AM
The Perryville Railroad Museum in the MARC train station is open on Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free. The station has a working HO model layout of the Perryville WYE, numerous railroad artifacts on display, railroad history literature...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 7:54 AM
The State Highway Administration announced Thursday that Bucher John Road will be closed at the railroad crossing near Union Bridge beginning July 17.
Maryland Midland Railway will be replacing the railroad crossing surface and installing new crossing...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 3:05 AM
In 2013, one can look online and see, via a live camera feed, the green fields of the Codori Farm outside Gettysburg, Pa.
The only sound to be heard through the feed, which is provided through the http://www.earthcam.com website, is the whoosh of cars...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 10:23 AM
This week, we mourn for the loss of Elizabeth Nass and Rose Mayr, the 19-year-old college students who died on a downtown Ellicott City train trestle, victims of a coal train derailment late Monday night. Theirs were promising lives cut short in a truly...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 5:31 PM
It seems like Ellicott City has come in for an inordinate amount of disasters from floods, fires and railroad wrecks since its founding in 1772.
The latest incident occurred this week when a CSX train bound for Baltimore derailed, spilling coal from...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 7:16 PM
The Union Bridge Fire Company, celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, is considered to be the second oldest of the 14 volunteer fire companies in Carroll County. Only The Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Company No. 1, which formally first organized...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 12:37 PM
Amtrak, long one of the favorite whipping boys of fiscal conservatives, is getting another thrashing from Mitt Romney and the Republicans. From all the attacks, one might think that the nation's bargain-basement passenger rail system was the cause of...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 5:32 PM
The O'Malley administration has chosen a Canadian company to operate two MARC commuter train lines, passing over a competitor whose critics have tied it to Nazi Germany and avoiding a potential fight with Holocaust survivors.
The Maryland Department of...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 4:02 PM
Sometime after 8 p.m. Thursday, a train will come roaring out of the north from Delaware toward Perryville at 165 miles per hour, matching the fastest speed ever attained on a U.S. rail line.
After putting on the brakes, the Acela Express will make the...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 3:48 PM
The optimistic incorporators and builders of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, the nation's first common carrier railroad, which was founded in Baltimore in 1827 and began building westward the next year, envisioned it would take 10 years and $10 million...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Edgar Allan Poe was possibly the most original literary talent ever to reside in Baltimore, and his death here, in 1849, at the age of 40 left an indelible mark on the city. Today, the house on North Amity Street, west of downtown, where the writer...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 3:51 PM
After Ernestine Martin Wyatt helped stage a walkout decades ago over a lack of African-American history lessons at her high school, a teacher pulled her aside to ask about Wyatt's family ties to Harriet Tubman.
The Maryland-born slave and famed conductor...