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Railway Disasters

Railway Disasters
A collection of news and information related to Railway Accidents published by Tribune Company sources. (Photo GETTY IMAGES)
A collection of news and information related to Railway Accidents published by Tribune Company sources. (Photo GETTY IMAGES) « Show less

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  • New details emerge in probe of Rosedale train derailment

    New details emerge in probe of Rosedale train derailment
    The National Transportation Safety Board released new details Wednesday on its investigation into last month's train derailment and explosion in Rosedale, finding that more chemicals were released in the crash than originally reported. NTSB...
  • Metra: Freight derailment snarls SouthWest Line service

    Metra: Freight derailment snarls SouthWest Line service
    Metra's SouthWest Line trains are on the move again through the Fuller Park neighborhood where a freight train derailed this morning, but delays of up to 90 minutes plagued the evening rush hour, according to Metra. “We want commuters to know...
  • Balto. Co. train derailment drew 911 calls from miles away

    Balto. Co. train derailment drew 911 calls from miles away
    An employee at a scaffolding company next to the railroad tracks in Rosedale was one of the first people to see the train leave its tracks after it rammed into a truck last month. "There's just a train wreck in front of us and it's on fire," the man...
  • Garbage train derails in Lansdowne

    Garbage train derails in Lansdowne
    A CSX train carrying trash from upstate New York derailed Friday evening in Lansdowne, Baltimore County officials said. No injuries were reported, and police said the train was not carrying hazardous materials. "No injuries, no fire, no hazmat," said...
  • Arbutus volunteers among units responding to train derailment in Lansdowne

    Among the 81 calls for medical and fire-rescue service the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department received during the period June 2-9 were the following: Hammonds Ferry Road at Railway Avenue, 7:58 p.m. June 7. Crews from the Lansdowne, Arbutus, English...
  • Truck driver injured in train derailment discharged from hospital

    Truck driver injured in train derailment discharged from hospital
    John Alban Jr., the driver seriously injured after his truck collided with a freight train in Rosedale last week — triggering an explosion felt around the region — was discharged from the hospital. Maryland Shock Trauma Center spokeswoman...
  • Rosedale train crash investigators wrapping up on-scene work

    Rosedale train crash investigators wrapping up on-scene work
    The National Transportation Safety Board expects to conclude by week's end its on-scene investigation of the railroad crossing derailment and explosion in Rosedale. The agency, which has been gathering evidence and interviewing witnesses since the May 28...
  • Derailment response gets high marks

    Derailment response gets high marks
    A column of smoke rose into the sky as firefighters raced to the scene of the train derailment. The earth heaved as an explosion rattled residents and pushed windowpanes from their frames. At least one tank car was on fire — no one was sure what...
  • Traffic: No closures on roads, minor delays on light rail

    Traffic: No closures on roads, minor delays on light rail
    Wednesday's rush hour remained uncharacteristically incident free through 9 a.m., as the state Department of Transportation reported no unscheduled road closures. On Tuesday evening a portion of MD Route 40 at Pulaski Highway had been closed because of...
  • Businesses, residents near train derailment face heavy cleanup

    Businesses, residents near train derailment face heavy cleanup
    As Rosedale residents and business owners began to clean up after the fiery train derailment, federal officials said Wednesday that a chemical, sodium chlorate, had likely exploded in one of the train cars. Investigators with the National Transportation...
  • Rosedale and rail safety

    Rosedale and rail safety
    As accidents go, few of recent memory have grabbed the region's attention like Tuesday's collision and explosion involving a CSX freight train and a trash truck in Rosedale. If Baltimoreans weren't close enough to hear the tooth-rattling blast, they...