| Jul 16, 2013
| 3:40 PM
The train engineer on duty during the July 6 Canadian rail disaster that killed at least 50 people and incinerated the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic is devastated and in seclusion, his lawyer told Canadian journalists Tuesday.
Tom Harding, who was the...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 3:58 PM
Just blocks from the spot where Rose Mayr and Elizabeth Nass were killed during a train derailment last summer, about 600 people honored their memory by running a two-mile race through historic Ellicott City Saturday morning.
Mayr and Nass, 19-year-...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 2:00 AM
One year ago, when one hour of sleep a night was all Mark Mayr could manage in his grief, he set a goal: "I've got to make it through a year."
Eventually, sleep returned. But last week, as the first anniversary of his daughter Rose Mayr's death in a...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 7:50 AM
Richard Artschwager, who died in February at 89, was that exceedingly rare artist who made paintings and sculptures of virtually equal merit.
In contemporary art, usually it's one or the other. Painters paint, sculptors sculpt, and the differences...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 7:33 PM
A 22-year-old Rosedale woman was fatally struck by a CSX train Friday afternoon in what Baltimore County police said appears to be an accident.
The victim was identified as April Marie Jones of the 7900 block of Oakdale Ave. in Rosedale.
| Jul 22, 2013
| 6:21 PM
Sunday (July 21) marked first day of Alaska Rail Safety Awareness week as proclaimed by Governor Sean Parnell.
The rail safety week will serve as part of the summer rail public education campaign by the Alaska railroad and operation lifesaver...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 5:29 PM
Washington County has more than three dozen railroad crossings, and motorists face a daily danger from large passing trains, many weighing 3,000 tons or more.
“Anytime you have a railroad that’s crossing in the same space as a vehicle,...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 6:49 PM
A train operating on high-speed tracks in Spain derailed and crashed late Wednesday, and news reports put the death toll as high as 60. It was the second serious train derailment in Europe this month.
The train was en route from Madrid to the...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 5:06 AM
LONDON – As the death toll rose to 78, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced two separate investigations Thursday into a spectacular train derailment in northwest Spain, one of the worst railway disasters in the country’s history....
| Jul 30, 2013
| 12:11 PM
MADRID -- Data from "black box" recorders show the driver of a train that derailed and killed 79 passengers in northern Spain was on the phone while driving at almost twice the speed limit at the time of impact, a Spanish court said Tuesday.
| Jul 8, 2013
| 5:08 AM
LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec (AP) — A Quebec town devastated when a runaway oil tanker train ignited explosions and fires braced Monday for what authorities assured would be a rising death toll as fire crews tried to reach the hardest hit areas more than...