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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,Sun Staff Writer | August 15, 1994
BALTIMORE -- An East Baltimore man was listed in critical condition at the Bayview Medical Center after losing a foot and having part of a leg amputated after being struck by a railroad car in the 4300 block of E. Lombard St. late last night, city police bTC said.Police said a pedestrian was on his way to work shortly after 10 p.m. when he heard a man calling for help under a bridge above the tracks and called police.When Southeastern District police, firefighters and medics finally located Robert Christopher Podowski, 38, of the 100 block of N. Haven St., at 10:45 p.m. they found him lying between two railroad freight cars.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | March 9, 2013
The family of a 28-year-old man found fatally stabbed Friday behind a railroad car in Southwest Baltimore said they're struggling to understand why someone would take his life. LaConte Mitchell, who worked security at Spring Grove Hospital Center, had never been arrested and "was always on the straight and narrow," said Tyronea Williams, 37, a close cousin. "He was a good kid — trouble never found him, and he never looked for it," Williams said. Mitchell was found suffering from stab wounds about 6 a.m. Friday at the end of the 600 block of S. Fulton Ave. in a grassy field near an idled set of railroad cars.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | November 2, 2002
The wry observation of society grande dame Mrs. August Belmont - "A private car is not an acquired taste. One takes to it immediately" - was certainly evident on a recent evening when invited guests and friends were able to tour vintage rail cars at the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum. About 30 of the classic private cars, once the preferred conveyance of U.S. presidents, industrial moguls and the stylish, were parked on the museum's tracks for the annual three-day convention of the American Association of Private Railroad Car Owners Inc. The late author and historian Lucius M. Beebe once observed that when a private car rolled into town, it gave its occupants two things: "Instant social status and instant credit."
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | March 8, 2013
Baltimore Police found a man dead of an apparent homicide on Friday morning in an industrial, half-vacant section of the Carrollton Ridge neighborhood. The man was found at 6:07 a.m. in a field behind a string of abandoned railroad cars next to some tracks just off the 600 block of S. Fulton Ave. Bits of crime scene tape remained attached to a rusted railroad car that had marked off the crime scene, where, at noon, blood could be seen still pooled on the ground. No description of the victim's age, injuries or manner of death was available.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | July 3, 1998
Federal investigators were at Lehigh Portland Cement Co. in Carroll County yesterday, after a 41-year-old employee was crushed by a railroad car while operating a sweeping machine beneath the plant's silos.Ronald L. Stewart, 41, was pronounced dead Wednesday afternoon at the scene of the accident, in the shipping area of the plant on Main Street in Union Bridge, according to state police in Westminster.The Mine Safety and Health Administration is investigating the fatality, said David Roush, Lehigh's plant manager since January 1985.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | March 8, 2013
Baltimore Police found a man dead of an apparent homicide on Friday morning in an industrial, half-vacant section of the Carrollton Ridge neighborhood. The man was found at 6:07 a.m. in a field behind a string of abandoned railroad cars next to some tracks just off the 600 block of S. Fulton Ave. Bits of crime scene tape remained attached to a rusted railroad car that had marked off the crime scene, where, at noon, blood could be seen still pooled on the ground. No description of the victim's age, injuries or manner of death was available.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | October 20, 2000
Robert Henry Kirckhoff, a retired customer service manager for Western Maryland Railway whose expertise in keeping shippers happy was matched only by his ability to trace roving freight cars, died Sunday of pneumonia at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Towson. He was 82. During his 42-year career with the Western Maryland, Mr. Kirckhoff combined diplomacy with a dogged determination that kept shippers satisfied and minimized service disruptions. From offices in the Standard Oil Building on St. Paul Place, and later in the Arlington Federal Building on North Charles Street, Mr. Kirckhoff made it his business to know the exact whereabouts daily of his railroad's freight cars traveling on 700 miles of track it operated in Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, as well as those that were off-line.
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By Carl M. Cannon and Carl M. Cannon,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | August 27, 1996
ARLINGTON, Ohio -- He's sunburned, he's running late, he's getting hoarse and the heat is so intense even hardy Midwesterners are dropping like flies right in the middle of his speeches. Yet President Clinton looks like he's having the time of his life."This is my idea of heaven!" Clinton told White House press secretary Mike McCurry. "He loves the romance and the history of it," McCurry said. "So do I."There is something mystical about trains and presidents and as he snakes his way toward Chicago, Clinton -- and those who come to see him -- are falling under the spell.
NEWS
July 6, 1992
A body was discovered in a load of steel today as workers unloaded railroad cars in an eastern Baltimore County terminal, county police said.The body was found about 11 a.m. at the Coastal Steel Co., 6911 Quad Ave., police said.The train that carried the steel was from Texas, said county police spokesman E. Jay Miller.Mr. Miller said he did not have any immediate details about the gender of the dead person, whether the body was clothed or if there were signs of foul play.He said county police will contact authorities in Texas to see if there are any missing persons near where the train passed.
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By Donna R. Engle and Amy L. Miller and Donna R. Engle and Amy L. Miller,SUN STAFF | November 30, 1995
Buyers carted away the EnterTRAINment Line piece by piece yesterday, as everything from furniture to dinnerware and crock pots to rail cars became the bargain-rate spoils of a court-ordered auction of the bankrupt company's assets.The Union Bridge excursion line closed in May, leaving more than 100 creditors and owing more than $300,000 in amusement taxes and interest dating to 1989.Despite yesterday's auction, some feel a new passenger entertainment train service could rise from the EnterTRAINment Line's ashes in Carroll County.
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By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | April 22, 2004
"Every piece of currency in your billfold, every coin in your pocket, spent at least part of its life in an armored car before it got to you. And that's not the half of it. The ATM and credit cards you carry, gemstones and precious metals in your jewelry, bonds and stock certificates underlying your investments ... disputed election ballots, famous works of art, rare manuscripts ... collectibles of every sort ... all, at one time or another, have found...
FEATURES
By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | November 2, 2002
The wry observation of society grande dame Mrs. August Belmont - "A private car is not an acquired taste. One takes to it immediately" - was certainly evident on a recent evening when invited guests and friends were able to tour vintage rail cars at the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum. About 30 of the classic private cars, once the preferred conveyance of U.S. presidents, industrial moguls and the stylish, were parked on the museum's tracks for the annual three-day convention of the American Association of Private Railroad Car Owners Inc. The late author and historian Lucius M. Beebe once observed that when a private car rolled into town, it gave its occupants two things: "Instant social status and instant credit."
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | October 20, 2000
Robert Henry Kirckhoff, a retired customer service manager for Western Maryland Railway whose expertise in keeping shippers happy was matched only by his ability to trace roving freight cars, died Sunday of pneumonia at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Towson. He was 82. During his 42-year career with the Western Maryland, Mr. Kirckhoff combined diplomacy with a dogged determination that kept shippers satisfied and minimized service disruptions. From offices in the Standard Oil Building on St. Paul Place, and later in the Arlington Federal Building on North Charles Street, Mr. Kirckhoff made it his business to know the exact whereabouts daily of his railroad's freight cars traveling on 700 miles of track it operated in Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, as well as those that were off-line.
NEWS
By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | July 3, 1998
Federal investigators were at Lehigh Portland Cement Co. in Carroll County yesterday, after a 41-year-old employee was crushed by a railroad car while operating a sweeping machine beneath the plant's silos.Ronald L. Stewart, 41, was pronounced dead Wednesday afternoon at the scene of the accident, in the shipping area of the plant on Main Street in Union Bridge, according to state police in Westminster.The Mine Safety and Health Administration is investigating the fatality, said David Roush, Lehigh's plant manager since January 1985.
NEWS
By Carl M. Cannon and Carl M. Cannon,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | August 27, 1996
ARLINGTON, Ohio -- He's sunburned, he's running late, he's getting hoarse and the heat is so intense even hardy Midwesterners are dropping like flies right in the middle of his speeches. Yet President Clinton looks like he's having the time of his life."This is my idea of heaven!" Clinton told White House press secretary Mike McCurry. "He loves the romance and the history of it," McCurry said. "So do I."There is something mystical about trains and presidents and as he snakes his way toward Chicago, Clinton -- and those who come to see him -- are falling under the spell.
NEWS
By Donna R. Engle and Amy L. Miller and Donna R. Engle and Amy L. Miller,SUN STAFF | November 30, 1995
Buyers carted away the EnterTRAINment Line piece by piece yesterday, as everything from furniture to dinnerware and crock pots to rail cars became the bargain-rate spoils of a court-ordered auction of the bankrupt company's assets.The Union Bridge excursion line closed in May, leaving more than 100 creditors and owing more than $300,000 in amusement taxes and interest dating to 1989.Despite yesterday's auction, some feel a new passenger entertainment train service could rise from the EnterTRAINment Line's ashes in Carroll County.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | March 9, 2013
The family of a 28-year-old man found fatally stabbed Friday behind a railroad car in Southwest Baltimore said they're struggling to understand why someone would take his life. LaConte Mitchell, who worked security at Spring Grove Hospital Center, had never been arrested and "was always on the straight and narrow," said Tyronea Williams, 37, a close cousin. "He was a good kid — trouble never found him, and he never looked for it," Williams said. Mitchell was found suffering from stab wounds about 6 a.m. Friday at the end of the 600 block of S. Fulton Ave. in a grassy field near an idled set of railroad cars.
NEWS
By Donna R. Engle and Amy L. Miller and Donna R. Engle and Amy L. Miller,SUN STAFF | November 30, 1995
Buyers carted away the EnterTRAINment Line piece by piece yesterday, as everything from furniture to dinnerware and crock pots to rail cars became the bargain-rate spoils of a court-ordered auction of the bankrupt company's assets.The Union Bridge excursion line closed in May, leaving more than 100 creditors and owing more than $300,000 in amusement taxes and interest dating to 1989.Despite yesterday's auction, some feel a new passenger entertainment train service could rise from the EnterTRAINment Line's ashes in Carroll County.
NEWS
By Donna R. Engle and Amy L. Miller and Donna R. Engle and Amy L. Miller,SUN STAFF | November 30, 1995
Buyers carted away the EnterTRAINment Line piece by piece yesterday, as everything from furniture to dinnerware and crock pots to rail cars became the bargain-rate spoils of a court-ordered auction of the bankrupt company's assets.The Union Bridge excursion line closed in May, leaving more than 100 creditors and owing more than $300,000 in amusement taxes and interest dating to 1989.Despite yesterday's auction, some feel a new passenger entertainment train service could rise from the EnterTRAINment Line's ashes in Carroll County.
NEWS
By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,Sun Staff Writer | August 15, 1994
BALTIMORE -- An East Baltimore man was listed in critical condition at the Bayview Medical Center after losing a foot and having part of a leg amputated after being struck by a railroad car in the 4300 block of E. Lombard St. late last night, city police bTC said.Police said a pedestrian was on his way to work shortly after 10 p.m. when he heard a man calling for help under a bridge above the tracks and called police.When Southeastern District police, firefighters and medics finally located Robert Christopher Podowski, 38, of the 100 block of N. Haven St., at 10:45 p.m. they found him lying between two railroad freight cars.
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