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By Louise Vest | August 13, 2014
August 1965 SOS for Institute "Patapsco Institute Museum Proposed "The 128-year-old Patapsco Female Institute may be saved for posterity and not be torn down as feared. For the past couple of weeks, the Times has been in contact with historical organizations, individuals and the owners of the Institute in an effort to save this important building. "Orlando Rideout, Director of the Maryland Historical Trust in Annapolis, came to Ellicott City to discuss the preservation of the Institute and to inspect the building first hand.
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By Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2014
Afternoon MARC service to Perryville and Aberdeen will be restored for the afternoon commute, according to the Maryland Transit Administration. Service to the two northern-most stations, canceled since a freight train damaged catenary wires and utility poles along the Northeast Corridor on Tuesday, will begin again with the No. 520 MARC train set to depart Washington's Union Station at 12:20 p.m., the MTA said. Amtrak service between Washington and Wilmington had also been suspended on Tuesday, but single-tracking was restored Tuesday afternoon.
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By Michael Dresser and Jessica Anderson and Baltimore Sun reporters | March 26, 2010
A freight train derailed near Patapsco Valley State Park in Baltimore County on Friday morning, according to CSX and county officials. The train derailed at about 10:30 a.m. near the Howard and Baltimore county lines, close to the Swinging Bridge in Patapsco Valley State Park and north of the Grist Mill Trail. Howard County fire units were first on the scene, according to Baltimore County fire spokeswoman Elise Armacost, and handled the incident. CSX spokesman Bob Sullivan said eight cars came off of the track.
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By Louise Vest | August 13, 2014
August 1965 SOS for Institute "Patapsco Institute Museum Proposed "The 128-year-old Patapsco Female Institute may be saved for posterity and not be torn down as feared. For the past couple of weeks, the Times has been in contact with historical organizations, individuals and the owners of the Institute in an effort to save this important building. "Orlando Rideout, Director of the Maryland Historical Trust in Annapolis, came to Ellicott City to discuss the preservation of the Institute and to inspect the building first hand.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 24, 1999
A CSX freight train carrying food, paper products and hazardous materials from Philadelphia to Hamlet, N.C., derailed last night at U.S. 40 and White Marsh Boulevard, according to Baltimore County police.No injuries were reported after at least five CSX Transportation Inc. cars derailed at 11: 10 p.m., nearly two hours after leaving Philadelphia, said Adam Hollingsworth, a CSX spokesman. The cars of unidentified hazardous materials did not derail.CSX, based in Jacksonville, Fla., will investigate the accident, Hollingsworth said.
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July 6, 1995
A pickup truck was split in half by a 7,561-ton CSX freight train at a crossing in Elkridge yesterday, but no one was seriously injured.The accident occurred at 3:30 p.m. on the tracks at Hanover Road near Race Road.The truck's driver, Karl David Kelley, 29, of the 6400 block of Hawthorne Ave. in Elkridge, was arrested on a number of charges, including driving while intoxicated, driving with a suspended or revoked license and failure to obey railroad crossing signals.The 60-car train was en route to Baltimore from Tampa, Fla., when it struck the truck.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 2, 1998
The operator of a street sweeping machine was killed yesterday when his vehicle was struck by a freight train inside the loading tunnel of a Carroll County cement firm, according to state police at the Westminster Barracks.Police said Ronald L. Stewart, 41, was sweeping the inside of the tunnel at the Lehigh Cement Co. in the 100 block of S. Main St. in Union Bridge about 1: 20 p.m. when a train, backing up in the tunnel to take a load of cement, struck the sweeping machine, pushing it against the wall and crushing Stewart, of Union Bridge.
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November 8, 1990
Services for Ernest L. Karmasek Sr., a retired freight train conductor, will be held at 10 a.m. today at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 4815 Hamilton Ave.Mr. Karmasek, who was 71, lived on Raspe Avenue. He died of heart failure Monday at Mercy Medical Center.His railroading career began more than 50 years ago with the Pennsylvania Railroad. He retired from Conrail in 1980.The Baltimore native served in the Army in Europe during World War II and received a Bronze Star for disabling a German tank.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | August 19, 2000
An unidentified man was killed yesterday afternoon when he was struck by a CSX freight train in Middle River. Baltimore County fire officials said the man was walking on the CSX rail line behind Alban Tractor Co. Inc. in the 8800 block of Citation Road when he was hit about 4 p.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Rob Gold, a spokesman for CSX, said the man was trespassing on CSX property when he was hit, and that officials are investigating the accident.
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By Robert A. Erlandson and Robert A. Erlandson,SUN STAFF Staff writer Stacey P. Patton contributed to this article | January 17, 1998
A freak accident disrupted train traffic in the Northeast Corridor yesterday morning when 33 automobile frames fell off two flatcars of a 100-car northbound Conrail freight train near Perryville, blocking northbound and southbound tracks for more than three hours.No one was injured, and no cars of the freight train derailed. The accident occurred 40 miles north of Baltimore about 8: 15 a.m., strewing auto frames for two miles along the tracks, said Amtrak spokesman Kirk Rostron.Amtrak brought in 20 buses to shuttle passengers north and south around the blockage to make connections in Baltimore, Wilmington and Philadelphia.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2014
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Norfolk Southern freight train late Saturday in Aberdeen. A man was on the Amtrak tracks in the 300 block of South Phildelphia Boulevard just before midnight Saturday when he was hit by a freight train heading south, according to Lt. Fred Budnick of Aberdeen Police Department. Freight trains frequently use the Amtrak tracks, he said. The incident happened behind Advance Auto Parts. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, Budnick said Sunday.
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By Carrie Wells and Krishana Davis, Baltimore Sun Media Group | April 10, 2014
One person was struck and killed by a CSX freight train Thursday morning in Aberdeen, Harford County fire and CSX officials said. The train struck a person who was on the tracks near West Bel Air Avenue around 6:16 a.m., Melanie Cost, a CSX spokeswoman, said in an email. The Harford County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene around 6:48 a.m. and confirmed the pedestrian was dead, Cost said. The CSX train was traveling from Selkirk, N.Y. to Richmond, Va., Cost said. She said the train consisted of three locomotives and 29 cars of mixed freight.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | January 8, 2014
New technology that could stop or slow a train before an accident - reducing the likelihood of operator errors becoming deadly - will be installed on all MARC trains. The Maryland Board of Public Works approved a $13 million contract on Wednesday to begin installing "positive train control" equipment, which uses GPS and radio signaling to react automatically if a collision or derailment is anticipated. Such a system might have prevented the December derailment of a New York passenger train that came off the tracks as it sped too fast into a turn, killing four and injuring more than 70. It would have prevented the 1996 collision between a MARC train and an Amtrak train in Silver Spring that killed 11 people, according to the National Transportation Safety Board, which investigates all major rail accidents.
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July 14, 2013
Baltimore County Police on Sunday identified a man who was found dead on the train tracks on Hammonds Ferry Road at Lansdowne Road on July 13. Police said Daniel Shock, 33, of an unknown address, had apparently been riding on a CSX freight train passing through the area. Sometime after 8 a.m., he either fell or attempted to get off of the train. Shock was pulled under the train, police said. He was found dead on the tracks and police were notified. Police said his family, from the Newport News area of Virginia, have been notified..
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2013
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 Cynthia Rivers said Monday that Alban had been discharged Sunday. The 50-year-old Essex man had been in serious condition since the crash last Tuesday. After Alban's truck struck the southbound 45-car freight train, 15 cars derailed and chemicals on board caught fire and exploded, shearing off the side of a nearby building and blowing out windows and cracking ceilings on other buildings.
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By Candy Thomson and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | June 1, 2013
Widely used but little acknowledged, the railroad crossing at Hollins Ferry Road just outside the Baltimore Beltway in Halethorpe is an accident waiting to happen, according to the Federal Railroad Administration. It almost claimed Colleen Zaccagnino and her 3-year-old twins last September. "It wasn't making a sound," the Linthicum resident said, recalling the freight train that suddenly loomed in the window of her Honda Pilot as she crossed the tracks. "There was no warning.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | September 9, 2004
A Howard County man was injured yesterday morning after his car was hit by a CSX freight train while crossing railroad tracks in northwestern Baltimore County, authorities said. The 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix was pushed more than 700 yards before the train stopped, the authorities said. The driver was identified by county police as Arno Bruce Zimmer II, 34, of the 5000 block of Brampton Parkway in Ellicott City. Zimmer was taken to Sinai Hospital, where he was in critical condition last night, a hospital spokeswoman said.
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May 29, 2013
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 likely noticed the giant plume of dark smoke that rose from the scene and lasted for hours. Yet, as severe as the crash and derailment were - and considering the potential risk of toxic chemicals that might have been on that train - the outcome was not nearly as bad as feared.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2013
Though some compared the explosion that followed Tuesday's CSX train derailment in Rosedale to the earthquake that rattled the region in 2011, it did not register on U.S. Geological Survey monitors. That is according to data from the National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colo. There was no sign of seismic activity in the Baltimore area around 2 p.m., when a freight train, carrying chemicals that later exploded, crashed into a truck. The explosion sent a shock wave felt for miles across the region, breaking windows, knocking pictures off of walls and dropping ceiling tiles in areas closest to the blast.
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