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train derailment

A crew member walks on a CSX freight train engine in Brunswick, Maryland, on March 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
Mar 7, 2018

CSX: ‘Extreme wind gusts’ led to freight train derailment

CSX is attributing "extreme wind gusts" to the derailment of a freight train on a river bridge in Maryland during last week's nor'easter.

Apr 5, 2016

Officials: Amtrak engineer hit brakes seconds before crash

CHESTER, Pa. — The engineer of an Amtrak passenger train applied the emergency brakes five seconds before it struck a backhoe sitting on the same track, killing the backhoe operator and a track supervisor, federal officials said. The train was going 106 miles per hour in a 110 mph zone, the National Transportation Safety Board […]

Apr 15, 2015

Train derails in western Maryland; no injuries, spills

SWANTON — CSX Corp. says it’s investigating the cause of train derailment near the western Maryland community of Swanton. Spokesman Rob Doolittle says 11 of the 88 cars on a train traveling from Cumberland to Russell, Kentucky, derailed at about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. He says no injuries or spills of hazardous materials were reported. Doolittle […]

Jul 31, 2014

Cracked rail caused 2012 Md. coal train derailment

WASHINGTON — A coal train derailment that killed two Maryland college students was caused by a broken rail, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. The NTSB’s conclusion was part of a 19-page report on its investigation into the 2012 derailment in Ellicott City. The derailment of the CSX train on Aug. 20, 2012 killed […]

Sep 5, 2012

Train derailment caused $2.2 million damage

WASHINGTON — Transportation officials say a train derailment in Maryland that resulted in the death of two young women caused $2.2 million in damage. The National Transportation Safety Board, which is investigating the accident, released a preliminary one-page report Wednesday. The report does not state a cause of the accident that occurred just before midnight […]

Aug 31, 2012

Fence in place at site of train derailment

ELLICOTT CITY — Authorities have installed a fence and police have increased patrols near the site of a fatal train derailment. A fence is at the top of the stairs leading to the elevated tracks over Main Street. Two young women were sitting on the edge of a downtown train bridge when 21 cars derailed, […]

Aug 23, 2012

CSX to restart trains after derailment

ELLICOTT CITY — CSX says trains should be moving through Ellicott City again soon, resuming a route that had been stopped after a train derailment there killed two young women. CSX says it expects to begin operations again in the area on Thursday but did not give a time. The derailment happened around midnight Monday. […]

Aug 21, 2012

Train derailment in Ellicott City kills two

A CSX train derailed early Tuesday morning on a bridge above Frederick Road in downtown Ellicott City, killing two teenagers. Nearly two dozen cars flipped over, and investigators are still trying to determine a cause. ...

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