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By David Michael Ettlin and David Michael Ettlin,SUN STAFF | July 20, 2001
Baltimore firefighters waged a cautious second-day attack yesterday on a nightmarish railroad tunnel fire that shut downtown businesses, knotted traffic, upset freight service along the East Coast and Midwest and disrupted e-mails and cell phone service. Temperatures in the century-old Howard Street Tunnel rose as high as 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit - hot enough to cause some of the CSX rail cars to glow, according to Battalion Chief Hector L. Torres, a Fire Department spokesman. "You're talking about metal glowing," he said.
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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 Marcia Myers and Marcia Myers,SUN STAFF | August 4, 2000
A CSX freight car derailed in western Montgomery County yesterday morning, sideswiping a MARC train headed into Washington and causing delays for 96 commuters on the Brunswick Line. No one was injured on either train. The accident occurred at 8:05 a.m. at Bucklodge Road, about a mile west of MARC's Boyds station. According to CSX, the last car of the empty coal train derailed, striking the oncoming MARC train, the line's last commuter train of the morning. "It definitely struck the windshield and a small fuel valve," said Robert L. Gould, spokesman for CSX. About 10 gallons of diesel fuel leaked from the train, but the spill was contained, he said.
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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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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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By From staff reports | September 28, 1998
A Middle River man was killed by a freight train yesterdaynear the 700 block of North Point Road in Southeast Baltimore, police said.Michael Thomas Conner, 43, who lived in the first block of Tinker Road, was sitting on a railroad bridge near Quad Avenue about 1: 50 a.m. when a CSX freight train, headed to Philadelphia, struck him and knocked him off the span and into an unnamed creek, said Lt. John Miller of the Southeastern District.Miller said the engineer, who applied the brakes but could not stop the train in time, signaled Conner audibly and visually, but PTC the victim did not move.
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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.
FEATURES
By Jacques Kelly | March 8, 1998
WALKING AROUND the harbor the other day, I noticed the train rails on Light Street. They reminded me of the little freight train that often interrupted our ride home from a Sunday evening visit to my grandmother's house on Poultney Street in South Baltimore.The train seemed to materialize from nowhere, and with my father's car stopped in front of the tracks, we'd watch the engine move purposefully around the harbor's edge, with a trail of much-used freight cars in tow.One open car always carried a load of shiny scraps hauled out of the old Federal Tin plant.
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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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