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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Staff Writer | April 22, 1993
Vandals are going to cost the railroad "a lot of money and could have cost a life," said an angry Paul Denton, president of the Maryland Midland Railway, after the derailment Tuesday night of two locomotives and three loaded boxcars in Westminster.Mr. Denton said vandals had broken a lock and a control bar to throw a switch and send the train hurtling off onto a siding.He said the railroad company is offering a $1,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who caused the accident.
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By DAVID P. GREISMAN and DAVID P. GREISMAN,SUN REPORTER | July 16, 2006
A lifelong fascination with trains took Paul Denton on an extended journey, from managing traffic at a New Jersey glass plant to running a Carroll County-based rail company. After working for more than four decades in the transportation industry, Denton reached his last stop: retirement. Denton stepped down on June 30 as president and chief executive officer of Maryland Midland Railway Inc. after spending 20 years with the Union Bridge-based company. With his career of 44 years over, Denton said his dreams have been accomplished.
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By DAVID P. GREISMAN and DAVID P. GREISMAN,SUN REPORTER | July 16, 2006
A lifelong fascination with trains took Paul Denton on an extended journey, from managing traffic at a New Jersey glass plant to running a Carroll County-based rail company. After working for more than four decades in the transportation industry, Denton reached his last stop: retirement. Denton stepped down on June 30 as president and chief executive officer of Maryland Midland Railway Inc. after spending 20 years with the Union Bridge-based company. With his career of 44 years over, Denton said his dreams have been accomplished.
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June 14, 1998
Main Street Estate Group appoints vice presidentThe Main Street Estate Group Inc. has named Kris Kelly vice president of administration. She will be responsible for administration, operations and sales/marketing activities.Kelly is a graduate of Notre Dame Preparatory School, Strayer University and Peabody Conservatory of Music. She was previously with the Towson University Center for Instructional Advancement and Technology.Main Street Estate Group helps individuals and families plan their estate.
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June 14, 1998
Main Street Estate Group appoints vice presidentThe Main Street Estate Group Inc. has named Kris Kelly vice president of administration. She will be responsible for administration, operations and sales/marketing activities.Kelly is a graduate of Notre Dame Preparatory School, Strayer University and Peabody Conservatory of Music. She was previously with the Towson University Center for Instructional Advancement and Technology.Main Street Estate Group helps individuals and families plan their estate.
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By James M. Coram and James M. Coram,SUN STAFF | October 17, 1996
Carroll County wooed commercial real estate brokers from the Baltimore area yesterday with a train ride, 18 holes of golf at a swank new country club and a surprise kicker: "free land."Stunning vistas of rolling hills, babbling streams and lush cornfields were enhanced by a cloudless sky as 10 sales representatives and county officials traveled by train from River Downs, an exclusive golf course development near Finksburg, to Union Bridge, home of Maryland Midland Railway.The pastoral landscape was a mere distraction.
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By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Sun Staff Writer | July 20, 1995
The defunct EnterTRAINment Line excursion railroad owes money to more than 500 creditors, ranging from the state of Maryland to an 80-year-old woman in Wilmington, Del.According to company officials and filings in Carroll County Circuit Court, the rail line -- whose assets are to be sold by a court-appointed trustee -- owes hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes, defaulted loans and cashed tickets for trips that will never take place.Some of the people owed by the once-profitable tourist attraction are more likely than others to recover a portion of their money -- such as Maryland's comptroller and a Carroll County bank that is holding a secured loan.
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December 15, 1996
Laser Applications Inc. (LAI) of Westminster has received an award from Dresser Rand of Wellsville, N.Y.The Certified Supplier Award is given to companies that provide reliable service, fair prices and delivery of defective-free components on time for six consecutive months.LAI is committed to excellence in the manufacture and delivery of precision laser and water jet processing, including 5 axis work.Robert Ulrich is LAI president and George Tilman is chief executive officer.Maryland Midland Railway appoints assistant GMMaryland Midland Railway Inc. has promoted David B. Hart to assistant general manager of operations and maintenance.
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | October 26, 1995
One prospective bidder for the bankrupt EnterTRAINment Line hopes to reopen the railway service, which operated weekly dinner trains and holiday excursions from Westminster and Union Bridge until it was derailed by financial problems.The line closed in May. It owes about $300,000 in back amusement taxes, interest and penalties, plus payments to Maryland Midland Railway for use of its locomotives and tracks and a $130,000 loan from New Windsor Bank. Creditors include groups and individuals whose deposit checks were cashed, but whose scheduled rides were canceled by the closing.
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December 1, 1991
The Maryland Small Business Development Center Network will double its counseling opportunities to Carroll County residents beginning Tuesday.The SBDC provides free, one-on-one counseling to residents who operate a business or want to begin a small business. Services range from business plan development, financing and marketing to promotional assistance.The county center will expand its hours from a half-day each weekto a full day.Mike Fish, SBDC counselor, will be available 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays at the Economic Development Office, 125 N. CourtSt.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | November 14, 1997
Police officers took an engineer's-eye view yesterday on a train trip from Westminster to Finksburg, looking for trespassers on the tracks and drivers trying to beat the train at crossings.The event marked the launch of Maryland Operation Lifesaver's "Officer on the Train" program, designed to dramatize the danger of daredevil drivers at rail crossings.Maryland and Westminster police on the train alerted officers on patrol whenever they saw a violation.Engineer David Hart, who is assistant general manager of Maryland Midland Railway Co., drove the train yesterday as five drivers were spotted crossing after the train tripped red flashing warning lights.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | November 14, 1997
Police officers took an engineer's-eye view yesterday on a train trip from Westminster to Finksburg, looking for trespassers on the tracks and drivers trying to beat the train at crossings.The event marked the launch of Maryland Operation Lifesaver's "Officer on the Train" program, designed to dramatize the danger of daredevil drivers at rail crossings.Maryland and Westminster police on the train alerted officers on patrol whenever they saw a violation.Engineer David Hart, who is assistant general manager for Maryland Midland Railway Co., drove the train yesterday as five drivers were spotted crossing after the train tripped red flashing warning lights.
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December 15, 1996
Laser Applications Inc. (LAI) of Westminster has received an award from Dresser Rand of Wellsville, N.Y.The Certified Supplier Award is given to companies that provide reliable service, fair prices and delivery of defective-free components on time for six consecutive months.LAI is committed to excellence in the manufacture and delivery of precision laser and water jet processing, including 5 axis work.Robert Ulrich is LAI president and George Tilman is chief executive officer.Maryland Midland Railway appoints assistant GMMaryland Midland Railway Inc. has promoted David B. Hart to assistant general manager of operations and maintenance.
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By James M. Coram and James M. Coram,SUN STAFF | October 17, 1996
Carroll County wooed commercial real estate brokers from the Baltimore area yesterday with a train ride, 18 holes of golf at a swank new country club and a surprise kicker: "free land."Stunning vistas of rolling hills, babbling streams and lush cornfields were enhanced by a cloudless sky as 10 sales representatives and county officials traveled by train from River Downs, an exclusive golf course development near Finksburg, to Union Bridge, home of Maryland Midland Railway.The pastoral landscape was a mere distraction.
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | October 26, 1995
One prospective bidder for the bankrupt EnterTRAINment Line hopes to reopen the railway service, which operated weekly dinner trains and holiday excursions from Westminster and Union Bridge until it was derailed by financial problems.The line closed in May. It owes about $300,000 in back amusement taxes, interest and penalties, plus payments to Maryland Midland Railway for use of its locomotives and tracks and a $130,000 loan from New Windsor Bank. Creditors include groups and individuals whose deposit checks were cashed, but whose scheduled rides were canceled by the closing.
NEWS
By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Sun Staff Writer | July 20, 1995
The defunct EnterTRAINment Line excursion railroad owes money to more than 500 creditors, ranging from the state of Maryland to an 80-year-old woman in Wilmington, Del.According to company officials and filings in Carroll County Circuit Court, the rail line -- whose assets are to be sold by a court-appointed trustee -- owes hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid taxes, defaulted loans and cashed tickets for trips that will never take place.Some of the people owed by the once-profitable tourist attraction are more likely than others to recover a portion of their money -- such as Maryland's comptroller and a Carroll County bank that is holding a secured loan.
NEWS
By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | November 14, 1997
Police officers took an engineer's-eye view yesterday on a train trip from Westminster to Finksburg, looking for trespassers on the tracks and drivers trying to beat the train at crossings.The event marked the launch of Maryland Operation Lifesaver's "Officer on the Train" program, designed to dramatize the danger of daredevil drivers at rail crossings.Maryland and Westminster police on the train alerted officers on patrol whenever they saw a violation.Engineer David Hart, who is assistant general manager of Maryland Midland Railway Co., drove the train yesterday as five drivers were spotted crossing after the train tripped red flashing warning lights.
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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Staff Writer | April 22, 1993
Vandals are going to cost the railroad "a lot of money and could have cost a life," said an angry Paul Denton, president of the Maryland Midland Railway, after the derailment Tuesday night of two locomotives and three loaded boxcars in Westminster.Mr. Denton said vandals had broken a lock and a control bar to throw a switch and send the train hurtling off onto a siding.He said the railroad company is offering a $1,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who caused the accident.
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