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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 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.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Simon Habtemariam | December 15, 2011
No Longer on the Mountain Top - Dennis comes to a hard realization - he's not a cool kid anymore. In fact, he's been ditched by all of the cool kids and left alone, at his high school reunion, with his sister. Dennis decides revenge is in order and sets sail to bang Tim Murphy's wife - and avenge his prom date. Freight Train - At the reunion, Charlie regains consciousness after passing out from self-inflicted inhalants. He finds himself hanging by the waistband of his briefs, along with Frank and Mac - fellow wedgy victims.
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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 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 Trish Power and Trish Power,Knight-Ridder News Service | June 16, 1993
DANIA, Fla. -- As the locomotive approached in the crisp morning light, Jackie Johnson told her sister, her brother and her cousin she wanted to "be with the angels."Moments later, the 6-year-old girl was struck and killed by the freight train.Dr. Ronald Wright, the Broward County medical examiner, ruled the death a suicide yesterday afternoon.Hers is considered the youngest suicide ever recorded in Broward County. Out of 2,616 suicides in Broward County since 1981, only 14 were under 15 years and none was younger than 12, the medical examiner said.
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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 Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | November 15, 2010
A 28-year-old Ellicott City man died Sunday night after he was hit by a CSX freight train, Howard County police said Monday. Firefighters found Andrew Wade Pena of the 8500 block Timber Valley Court just before 8 p.m. near Frederick Road and Maryland Avenue in Ellicott City, according to a police spokeswoman. Pena was flown by a state police helicopter to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he died. According to their preliminary investigation, police saw no signs of foul play.
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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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