Rep. Andy Harris is open to the possibility that Amtrak needs more money to improve safety along its busy Northeast Corridor. But the only Republican in Maryland's congressional delegation said he would need more information before supporting such an increase.
Bit by bit, the project to replace Amtrak's century-old Susquehanna River Rail Bridge between Havre de Grace and Perryville is taking shape, although it could be at least five more years until construction begins, according to community leaders and railroad officials involved in the project.
Members of the public will have the opportunity next week to learn the latest developments in the ongoing project to replace Amtrak's aging Susquehanna River Rail Bridge, plus talk with members of the project team, officials from Cecil and Harford counties and members of a regional advisory board who are working with the project team, during a community forum at the Havre de Grace Community Center.
A train collided with a vehicle in Rosedale Monday morning, Baltimore County fire officials said, less than two miles from the site of a significant derailment and explosion in 2013 along the same rail line.
It might deal in an industry's past, but the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore certainly has its eyes on the future. From increasing its role in early childhood education in Baltimore to forming new ties with railroad museums in other countries, the so-called "birthplace of American railroading" constantly seeks to remain relevant in new and exciting ways, said Courtney Wilson, an antiques expert and the museum's executive director.
Its move of about 50 feet from what is today a freight station marks a clear end to the station's use as a terminal for travelers, but it will make the building safe for future visitors hoping to get a look at the past.
The long tanker trains full of crude oil roll south from Pennsylvania about twice a day, along the banks of the Susquehanna River and through the towns of Cecil County. These shipments are part of a global energy shift that's reducing gas prices and U.S. dependence on oil imports, but also controversial for their risks.
More than a decade of effort by the members of the Historical Society of Harford County paid off Tuesday when the 129-year-old Aberdeen B&O Railroad station was moved 50 feet from the space it has occupied along the railroad tracks since 1885.
As U.S. Supreme Court justices wrestle with whether or not Amtrak, as a quasi private corporation, should have the right to set performance standards that would also affect the freight services with which it shares lines, the rail system is facing gridlock. America's outmoded railroad policy leading to this situation was created in a crisis atmosphere 50 years ago. It is counter-productive today and, if not revised, potentially disastrous for the future. A look at the past can better inform the
Officials plotting a faster route for passenger and freight rail through Baltimore have landed on two options, one of which would likely displace many of the remaining residents in a largely abandoned West Baltimore neighborhood.
Dozens of damages claims filed against the waste company involved in the derailment and explosion of a freight train in Rosedale in 2013 have been settled, according to federal court documents filed Tuesday.
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.
About 70 minutes after the derailment and fiery explosion of a chemical-laden train in Rosedale last year, a team of county firefighters, state environmental experts and CSX Transportation officials entered the "hot zone." New documents outline the extent of the chemical spill.
Ever since I took my first intercity trip on a train from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C., many, many years ago, I've held a certain fascination for the bridge on which our train crossed the Susquehanna River.
Carvey G. Davis Jr., a former Baltimore Transit Co. motorman who never lost his affection for streetcars and was a longtime supporter and benefactor of the Baltimore Streetcar Museum, died Saturday at his Glen Burnie home of bone cancer. He was 90.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Residents of East 26th Street in Charles Village want financial compensation for having been dramatically displaced from their homes when a landslide in April sent half their block crumbling into railroad tracks below, and have begun taking steps to achieve that goal.
The city of Baltimore and CSX Transportation have agreed to split the cost of rebuilding the collapsed retaining wall along East 26th Street in Charles Village, according to a memorandum of understanding signed by both parties.
By By Kevin Rector and Nayana Davis and The Baltimore Sun
George W. Hilton, a retired college professor who specialized in transportation economics whose definitive books on railroads and shipping also included the seminal history of the Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad, died Aug. 4 at Lorien Health Park in Columbia. He was 89.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
For 20 years, Paul Bridge, 75, of Sykesville, has volunteered at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore, researching and leading tours, all while getting a second hand look at the people, technology and transportation during the Civil War era. Now, thanks to the efforts of friends and strangers, he got a chance to experience it personally.
People have been pinning their aspirations on Garrett Island since the 1600s, when one Englishman talked about building a college there, but lately these 198 acres are reserved chiefly for plants, trees and non-human actors.
The Baltimore Board of Estimates on Wednesday approved a nearly $12 million contract for construction and repair work to replace a block of East 26th Street that collapsed amid heavy rains in Charles Village in April.
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.
The parents of two young women killed in a destructive coal train derailment in Ellicott City in 2012 unleashed heated criticism of the railroad for the first time Tuesday — blaming CSX Transportation for their daughters' deaths.
The derailment of a coal train in the heart of historic Ellicott City nearly two years ago began at a small break in the rail line several hundred feet from where two young women happened to be seated along the tracks, according to investigative documents released by the National Transportation Safety Board on Monday.
As the nation enjoys a boom in crude oil production and grapples with the heightened risks and logistical constraints of moving ever-increasing volumes of the volatile commodity through its cities and towns, two companies in Baltimore appear to be carving out a new local foothold for the industry.
That city's tab for putting up residents displaced by the collapse of East 26th Street in Charles Village now sits just shy of $100,000, city officials said Thursday, and will continue to grow even though the residents are now back in their homes.