State officials looking to tap anticipated growth in the East Coast shipping industry are back at the drawing board after abandoning a freight rail project that has been central to their strategy for half a decade.
Norfolk Southern Railway and CSX Transportation have filed lawsuits against the Maryland Department of Environment to block it from releasing information on their shipments of crude oil through the state, according to court records.
Officials with Amtrak are seeking the public's input as they begin a three-year study regarding the refurbishment – or replacement – of their 108-year-old railroad bridge across the Susquehanna River between Harford and Cecil counties.
Less than 12 hours before an Amtrak train derailed in the Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel in West Baltimore on Monday — shutting down travel for thousands of evening commuters — Mitch Warren was telling some of Maryland's top transportation officials and industry leaders just how much of a problem the tunnel is.
It could take months or even years before the independent federal agency reaches a conclusion about the cause of the CSX train derailment in Ellicott City that ended with Rose Mayr and Elizabeth Nass, both 19, buried in coal on a railroad bridge in the historic downtown.
The derailment that killed two young women in Ellicott City yesterday adds once more incident to a long history of CSX trains leaving the tracks in Maryland – from little-remembered events in the company's own train yards to the spectacular fire in the Howard Street Tunnel in 2001.
There's a new exhibit waiting to greet summer visitors to Delaware's Cape Henlopen State Park, and it is a 16-inch gun that once roared from the deck of the battleship USS Missouri during World War II.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun