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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2011
Ten years ago Monday, scenes out of Baltimore gripped the nation and much of the world when a CSX freight train carrying hazardous cargo derailed and caught fire in the century-old tunnel that winds below downtown. For a week much downtown activity stopped. Three Orioles games at nearby Camden Yards were canceled. Freight rail traffic along the East Coast was paralyzed. Temperatures in the tunnel rose as high as 1,500 degrees as a witches' brew of chemicals burned alongside paper and pulp products, and smoke poured from the openings.
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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 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.
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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.
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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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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.
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By From staff reports | January 11, 1999
In Baltimore CityMan's condition critical after freight train hits him, severs his legsA Baltimore County man's legs were severed early yesterday when he was struck by a Conrail freight train in the 4900 block of E. Lombard St., city traffic police said.Kevin Thomas, 19, of the 9800 block of Charbank Lane in Middle River apparently was trying to cross the track about 2: 45 a.m. when he was struck by the train, which severed his legs and dragged him more than 200 yards. Workers on another Conrail freight train spotted the blood and found Thomas lying on the track, police said.
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