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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | December 21, 2013
For the second time in less than a week, a pedestrian has been struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Maryland, disrupting regional service. Just after 4:30 p.m. Saturday, a pedestrian was killed on Amtrak tracks in Aberdeen by the No. 168 Northeast Regional train, said Kimberly Woods, an Amtrak spokeswoman. The northbound train headed to Boston through New York with 300 passengers remained stopped for close to three hours, until just after 7:20 p.m., passengers reported. The delay caused congestion along rail lines through Baltimore and delayed several Amtrak trains.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | December 21, 2013
For the second time in less than a week, a pedestrian has been struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Maryland, disrupting regional service. Just after 4:30 p.m. Saturday, a pedestrian was killed on Amtrak tracks in Aberdeen by the No. 168 Northeast Regional train, said Kimberly Woods, an Amtrak spokeswoman. The northbound train headed to Boston through New York with 300 passengers remained stopped for close to three hours, until just after 7:20 p.m., passengers reported. The delay caused congestion along rail lines through Baltimore and delayed several Amtrak trains.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2013
A 10-year-old boy was seriously injured after being struck by an Amtrak train in Essex on Sunday, Baltimore County police said Monday. The boy was taken by his father to MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center before medics could arrive, and police on Sunday were able to confirm only that a child had been struck by the train and that detectives were working to find where the boy was taken. The boy's father, Randolph L. Smith, told police his son had been injured after falling off playground equipment, police said.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2013
A 10-year-old boy was seriously injured after being struck by an Amtrak train in Essex on Sunday, Baltimore County police said Monday. The boy was taken by his father to MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center before medics could arrive, and police on Sunday were able to confirm only that a child had been struck by the train and that detectives were working to find where the boy was taken. The boy's father, Randolph L. Smith, told police his son had been injured after falling off playground equipment, police said.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | February 24, 2012
A person was struck and killed by an Amtrak passenger train in Havre de Grace early Friday morning, Havre de Grace city police said. At 12:35 a.m. officers from the Havre de Grace Police Department, members of the Susquehanna Hose Company and the Havre de Grace Ambulance Corps responded to a report of an individual being struck by an Amtrak train in the area of Post Road. Upon arrival, officers located one victim on the railroad tracks at the end of the 400 block of Webb Lane, according to a news release from the Havre de Grace Police Department.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2010
Last week was, to say the least, interesting on the MARC Penn Line – much as in the old Chinese curse: "May you live in interesting times." It was a hot week, and high heat has a way of turning MARC into the equivalent of a candy bar on the sidewalk at midday in July. The meltdown began last Monday evening with the stranding of a Baltimore-bound train on the tracks outside Washington with almost 1,000 commuters being slow-roasted inside. It continued with power failures and engine malfunctions Tuesday night, compounded by storms that brought down trees and wires on the line.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | November 27, 2000
WASHINGTON - Amtrak has begun to police its tracks from the skies with a helicopter leased with money forfeited by drug dealers. The Amtrak police put a sergeant and a hired pilot aboard the helicopter, the Bell Jet Ranger, to ride above the rails from Boston to Washington. While the helicopter's primary mission will be policing this stretch, which is Amtrak's busiest, the helicopter could be called upon by Amtrak police in other regions, said Ron Frazier, chief of the railroad's police department.
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April 9, 1993
Man killed by train identifiedThe man killed March 31 when he was hit by a Boston-bound Amtrak train in Harmans was identified yesterday as Thomas William Yarborough, 44, of Severn, the state medical examiner's office said.Officials said the identification was made through fingerprints. The cause of death was listed as multiple injuries.Police said the man was walking north on the tracks near Railroad Avenue, just south of Baltimore-Washington International Airport, when he was hit.Amtrak police interviewed crew members of the Night Owl train before allowing it to continue its journey to Boston, said Michael Stewart, a spokesman for the railroad.
NEWS
January 16, 2010
A man was struck and killed by a southbound Amtrak passenger train Friday south of the railroad's Aberdeen station, according to Aberdeen police. Officers responded to a call at 2:26 p.m. regarding a body that was observed about 15 feet from the railroad's southbound track in the 600 block of S. Philadelphia Blvd., or U.S. 40. Amtrak and MARC commuter service was temporarily suspended. Amtrak police are investigating the death. Last week, a 14-year-old student, Anna Marie Stickel, was killed when she was struck by an Amtrak train in Middle River.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 15, 1999
An unidentified man was killed late Saturday when he was struck by an Amtrak passenger train that was leaving the Baltimore-Washington International Airport station, a railroad spokesman said.Amtrak police would not release the identity of the victim and said the accident is being investigated.Amtrak spokesman Russ Hall said train No. 198, the Bowery -- an engine and six passenger cars en route to New York from Washington -- struck the man about 11: 06 p.m. about 200 feet from the station.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | February 24, 2012
A person was struck and killed by an Amtrak passenger train in Havre de Grace early Friday morning, Havre de Grace city police said. At 12:35 a.m. officers from the Havre de Grace Police Department, members of the Susquehanna Hose Company and the Havre de Grace Ambulance Corps responded to a report of an individual being struck by an Amtrak train in the area of Post Road. Upon arrival, officers located one victim on the railroad tracks at the end of the 400 block of Webb Lane, according to a news release from the Havre de Grace Police Department.
FEATURES
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2010
Last week was, to say the least, interesting on the MARC Penn Line – much as in the old Chinese curse: "May you live in interesting times." It was a hot week, and high heat has a way of turning MARC into the equivalent of a candy bar on the sidewalk at midday in July. The meltdown began last Monday evening with the stranding of a Baltimore-bound train on the tracks outside Washington with almost 1,000 commuters being slow-roasted inside. It continued with power failures and engine malfunctions Tuesday night, compounded by storms that brought down trees and wires on the line.
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | November 27, 2000
WASHINGTON - Amtrak has begun to police its tracks from the skies with a helicopter leased with money forfeited by drug dealers. The Amtrak police put a sergeant and a hired pilot aboard the helicopter, the Bell Jet Ranger, to ride above the rails from Boston to Washington. While the helicopter's primary mission will be policing this stretch, which is Amtrak's busiest, the helicopter could be called upon by Amtrak police in other regions, said Ron Frazier, chief of the railroad's police department.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2013
Amtrak has launched a new "Txt-A-Tip" program that allows riders and employees to report suspicious or criminal activity on the rail service via text message, the company announced Wednesday. The program adds a new option, accessible to those with hearing loss or who are deaf, to an existing phone line for such reports. "Our passengers and frontline employees provide an extra line of defense by being an additional set of eyes and ears while in or around our stations, trains, facilities or right-of-way, and now they can report crime or suspicious activity in a convenient and discreet method, by text message," said Amtrak Police Chief Polly Hanson in a statement.
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