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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 Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | June 18, 2005
Robert T. Pierson grew up in Carroll County hearing about the 1905 Western Maryland Railway wreck that killed 26 people. Pierson, 32, owns the Whistle Stop Shops & Cafe in Patapsco, some 300 yards from the site of the wreck, which happened 100 years ago yesterday. "As a kid, I used to go down to the Whistle Stop to buy penny candy and they had old photos of the wreck on the walls. I was fascinated by them, and my grandfather, who was a Western Maryland conductor and who had lived in Patapsco, told stories of the wreck," Pierson said.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | March 24, 2012
Last summer, when the paving trucks showed up, fans of the Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad deservedly got a little nervous. The object of their veneration is a sliver of railroad track that bisects North Charles Street in the Woodbrook neighborhood of Baltimore County. Thousands of drivers who pass over the track every day probably have no idea what it was and where it went. It is left over from the days when the Ma & Pa zigzagged for 77.2 miles across the Maryland countryside from Baltimore to York, Pa. That track, which was left unpaved, is where a head-on collision shattered the tranquillity of a late-spring Saturday afternoon.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | November 11, 2003
CSX completed yesterday the cleanup after a train derailment Sunday in Sykesville, a spokesman said. All of the freight cars that derailed were back on the track and ready to move on to their destination, and coal that was spilled in the derailment was cleaned up, said CSX spokesman Dan Murphy. He added that CSX was in the final stages of repairing and resurfacing the track with the goal of resuming train traffic last night. A freight train with two locomotives and 143 cars was traveling from Cumberland to Curtis Bay when about 20 of the cars derailed Sunday morning in Sykesville.
NEWS
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 LOS ANGELES TIMES | January 8, 2005
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. - A lethal plume of chlorine leaking from a shattered rail tanker car kept 5,000 residents of this mill town away from their homes and forced officials to bring in repair crews a day after a pre-dawn train wreck and chemical spill killed eight people and sent scores to hospitals. A rapid response by local emergency officials in the hours after two trains collided Thursday morning helped evacuate hundreds of residents from a "hot zone" of contamination around the still-volatile wreck.
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By Staff report | October 28, 1990
HAMPSTEAD - The combination of railroad tracks and a busy Route 30 proved fatal for the second time in less than two years, when a woman was killed Friday afternoon after the car she was driving collided with a CSX freight train.The 4:51 p.m. accident occurred less than a mile south of where a 35-year-old Washington truck driver was killed in a collision with an empty 29-car CSX freight train in February 1989.State police in Westminster said late Friday that the woman was found dead at the scene, several hundred feet from the entrance to the Black & Decker Inc. plant in the south part of town.
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By Louis Sahagun and Ted Rohrlich and Louis Sahagun and Ted Rohrlich,Los Angeles Times | September 15, 2008
LOS ANGELES - Federal investigators say they will seek the cell phone records of two teenagers and a train engineer as they probe whether text messages factored into a fiery commuter train crash that killed 25 in Southern California. Kitty Higgins, a board member for the National Transportation Safety Board, says her agency is also talking with the two teens and their families. The teens told KCBS-TV that they received a text message from the engineer at 4:22 p.m. Friday, just moments before the deadly crash.
NEWS
June 6, 1993
Night Train Is UnbearableMy complaint is about the freight train that runs on the light rail tracks during the middle of the night. The noise this freight train makes is enough to wake the dead. . . .Linthicum used to be a nice, quiet place to live but it isn't anymore. . . . We've never had to put up with having a loss of sleep night after night.Years ago, this freight train ran during the day. That was fine, there were no problems and we all got our sleep. Now there is no set schedule. This freight train could come by and wake you up at 1:30 in the morning or 2:30 a.m. or 3:30 a.m. or 4:30 a.m. It also blows an extremely loud whistle before each road crossing.
NEWS
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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