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  • NTSB report finds little chemical contamination from Rosedale derailment

     NTSB report finds little chemical contamination from Rosedale derailment
    The only signs investigators found of the chemical-laden railroad hopper car that exploded after it derailed last year in Rosedale were twisted and deformed pieces of its aluminum shell that shot out like shrapnel, landing as far as 370 feet away. "Of...
  • Some Pennsylvania counties not receiving data on crude oil trains

    WASHINGTON Two counties in Pennsylvania that hug rail lines used to transport large volumes of crude oil have not been notified about the cargo, in spite of a May requirement from the U.S. Department of Transportation that states share that information...
  • Carvey G. Davis Jr., streetcar operator

    Carvey G. Davis Jr., streetcar operator
    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 of bone cancer Saturday at his Glen Burnie home. He was 90. "Some...
  • West Virginia's West Fork Rail Trail follows streams through Allegheny Mountains

    West Virginia's West Fork Rail Trail follows streams through Allegheny Mountains
    The West Fork Rail Trail is one the sweetest rail trails in West Virginia. It runs 23 miles from Durbin in Pocahontas County north to Glady in Randolph County in the heart of the Allegheny Mountains. It follows two streams: the north-flowing West Fork of...
  • PASSINGS: George W. Hilton

    PASSINGS: George W. Hilton
      George W. Hilton UCLA professor chronicled railroad and shipping history George W. Hilton, 89, a retired UCLA professor, author and transportation economist known for his study of railroads and shipping, died Aug. 4 of heart failure in Columbia,...
  • City, CSX agree to split East 26th Street repair costs

    City, CSX agree to split East 26th Street repair costs
    The city of Baltimore and CSX Transportation have agreed to split the cost of rebuilding the one-block retaining wall that collapsed along East 26th Street in Charles Village, ending months of negotiations over who was responsible and how much taxpayers...
  • Taking responsibility for the 26th Street collapse [Editorial]

    Taking responsibility for the 26th Street collapse  [Editorial]
    It's commendable that, in the face of litigation from residents of East 26th Street over this spring's collapse of a retaining wall abutting a rail line, Baltimore officials are clearly admitting to have made mistakes in their responses to the repeated...
  • Slow pace of rail recovery stirs fear of future woes

    TORONTO (Reuters) - More than eight months after an extreme winter began snarling North American rail traffic, a Reuters analysis of industry data shows delays lingering, raising the risk of a second winter of chaos on the rails. Across the continent's...
  • All Aboard Florida to pick up tab for quiet RR zones

    The private company All Aboard Florida is putting up $60 million to silence train horns at railroad crossings along its tracks from Miami to Orlando, putting to rest whether taxpayers in each city would have to pay for the crossing upgrades. The quiet...
  • Technology inspires new generation of train watchers

      Technology inspires new generation of train watchers
    While Metra commuters file onto their usual trains at Ogilvie Transportation Center, Fred Van Dorpe frantically weaves from one platform to the next with a hand-held video camera strapped to his palm. In a matter of minutes, the 20-year-old from Chicago...
  • George W. Hilton, college professor

    George W. Hilton, college professor
    George W. Hilton, a retired college professor, author and transportation economist whose works on railroads and shipping included the seminal history of Maryland's Ma & Pa Railroad, died Aug. 4 of heart failure at Lorien Health Park in Columbia. He was...