CSX Train Derails In Historic Ellicott City

Credit: Leonard Rice
CSX Train Derails Credit: Leonard Rice
Credit: Leonard Rice
CSX Train Derails Credit: Leonard Rice
Credit: Leonard Rice
CSX Train Derails Credit: Leonard Rice
Credit: Leonard Rice
CSX Train Derails Credit: Leonard Rice
Credit: David Perry
CSX Train Derails Credit: David Perry
CSX Train Derails
CSX Train Derails
“We need to take our time and work with CSX to move those heavy train cars off those automobiles…to make sure we don’t have other victims,” said Ken Uhlman, Howard County Executive. “Many of those train cars fell onto automobiles, literally fell onto automobiles with the coal. So you have massive piles of coal and heavy train cars on top of automobiles.”
CSX Train Derails
CSX Train Derails
Officials say the train went off the tracks just after midnight Tuesday morning, killing young women who were on the tracks at the time.
CSX Train Derails
CSX Train Derails
Crews, including some from out-of-state, are working to remove coal that spilled out of the trains onto the streets.
CSX Train Derails
CSX Train Derails
Crews and cranes are working to remove several train cars that fell from the tracks onto the cars in the parking lot.
CSX Train Derails
CSX Train Derails
Crews and cranes are working to remove several train cars that fell from the tracks onto the cars in the parking lot.
CSX Train Derails
CSX Train Derails
Crews and cranes are also checking for additional victims.
CSX Train Derails
CSX Train Derails
What caused the derailment on this busy line is still under investigation.
CSX Train Derails
CSX Train Derails
The train was carrying coal from West Virginia toward Baltimore.
CSX Train Derails
CSX Train Derails
Streets in the area of the derailment remain closed Tuesday morning. People are being told to avoid the area.
CSX Train Derails
CSX Train Derails
Streets in the area of the derailment remain closed Tuesday morning. People are being told to avoid the area.
CSX Train Derails
CSX Train Derails
Streets in the area of the derailment remain closed Tuesday morning. People are being told to avoid the area.
CSX Train Derails
CSX Train Derails
The tracks are easily accessible and there are several businesses, shops and bars in the area.
CSX Train Derails
CSX Train Derails
Crews, including some from out-of-state, are also working to remove coal that spilled out of the trains onto the streets.
CSX Train Derails
CSX Train Derails
Crews and cranes are working to remove several train cars that fell from the tracks onto the cars in the parking lot. They are also checking for additional victims.
CSX Train Derails
CSX Train Derails
Crews and cranes are working to remove several train cars that fell from the tracks onto the cars in the parking lot. They are also checking for additional victims.
CSX Train Derails
CSX Train Derails
Officials say the train went off the tracks just after midnight Tuesday morning, killing young women who were on the tracks at the time.
CSX Train Derails
CSX Train Derails
Officials say the train went off the tracks just after midnight Tuesday morning, killing young women who were on the tracks at the time.
CSX Train Derails
CSX Train Derails
Twenty-one of the train’s 80 cars flipped over. Some of the train cars crushed parked vehicles in a nearby county-owned parking lots.
CSX Train Derails
CSX Train Derails
Sources say just before Elizabeth Nass and Rose Mayr were killed after a CSX train derailed in Ellicott City, one of the victims Tweeted this photo of them, dangling their feet over what appears to be the railroad bridge.
The two young women killed in the derailment have been identified as Elizabeth Nass and Rose Mayr, both 19 and from Ellicott City.  Sources say  Nass and Mayr were Tweeting pictures from the bridge over Main Street just minutes before the derailment.
CSX Train Derails
Sources say just before Elizabeth Nass and Rose Mayr were killed after a CSX train derailed in Ellicott City, one of the victims Tweeted this photo of them, dangling their feet over what appears to be the railroad bridge.
The two young women killed in the derailment have been identified as Elizabeth Nass and Rose Mayr, both 19 and from Ellicott City. Sources say Nass and Mayr were Tweeting pictures from the bridge over Main Street just minutes before the derailment.
CSX Train Derails
CSX Train Derails
CSX Train Derails
CSX Train Derails
For places like restaurants, the issue is getting deliveries in. Walking some down from the road blocks isn’t practical.
CSX Train Derails
CSX Train Derails
While the town grapples with how this accident that claimed two lives could have happened, it’s also dealing with dozens of closed businesses.
CSX Train Derails
CSX Train Derails
Those who gathered to look at the aftermath are accustomed to trains passing over the bridge every day.
CSX Train Derails
CSX Train Derails
Eighteen of the 21 train cars that flew off the tracks in the derailment have already been removed from the scene.
CSX Train Derails
CSX Train Derails
As crews clean up mountains of coal, most of the rail cars have been removed from the massive train derailment in historic Ellicott City.
CSX Train Derails
CSX Train Derails
Parts of the historic district have been off limits since the derailment just after midnight on Tuesday.
CSX Train Derails
CSX Train Derails
This is one the cars leveled by spilled coal in a nearby parking lot.
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