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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Worn, Fractured Rail Caused Deadly Md. Derailment, NTSB Determines

By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun BALTIMORE — A worn and fractured rail along train tracks in historic Ellicott City, Md., caused the massive coal train derailment that killed two local women in 2012, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. The safety agency’s investigation took nearly two years. The NTSB said it found evidence […]

July 31, 2014

CSX Train Carrying About 8,000 Tons Of Coal Derails In Maryland

By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun A CSX freight train carrying about 8,000 tons of coal partially derailed in Bowie, MD, early Thursday morning, according to CSX officials and the Prince George’s County Fire & EMS Department. The incident marked the third major Mid-Atlantic incident for the railroad since Wednesday, when a train carrying crude oil […]

May 1, 2014