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Best Train Trips In The USA

Train trips may take longer, but they are more affordable than flying and they offer unique glimpses of America’s vast countryside.

03/25/2014

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Penn Station Marks Contributions In Railroading From African-American Men And Women

All aboard on a trip through black history. Penn Station celebrates contributions to the railroad from former workers.

02/20/2014

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Woman,18, Seriously Injured When Car Slid Down Hill And Into Moving Train

Cecil County authorities say an 18-year-old woman was flown to a Baltimore hospital after her car slid down an icy hill and into a moving freight train.

01/23/2014

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Scenic Railroad Chief Hopes To Improve Experience

The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, which will begin its 25th season on May 3, is under the leadership of Michael Gresham, the new general manager and chief operating officer.

04/28/2013

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Exhibit Explains B&O RR Link To W.Va. Statehood

An exhibit at the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum in Baltimore explains how the railroad played a role in the establishment of West Virginia statehood during the Civil War.

04/04/2013

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Oldest Model Railroad Club Draws Interest To Amazing Train Garden

This is the time of year many model railroad lovers are packing away the trains and tracks they pulled out for the holidays. But there is a group in Baltimore where the trains never leave the tracks.

01/17/2013

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Missing Md. Toddler Found On Railroad Tracks

Hagerstown police say a 4-year-old boy was found walking on railroad tracks hours after he was reported missing.

09/04/2012

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Steam Engine Rides The Rails In Frederick County

An 82-year-old steam engine is riding the rails for the first time in decades in Frederick County.

06/22/2012

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Md. Firm, Railway To Store Drilling Sand In Texas

U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. says it’s partnering with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad to bring large amounts of sand to South Texas for use in hydraulic fracturing of the Eagle Ford shale.

06/18/2012

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Best Railroad Museums For Kids

Baltimore is the birthplace of American railroading. Railroad history is chronicled well in railway museums throughout Maryland, and some of those museums are particularly kid-friendly, having exhibits and attractions geared toward children and families.

10/21/2011

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2 Dead After Being Hit By Train In Western Md.

Allegany County authorities say two people have been hit by a train near the western Maryland community of Ellerslie.

09/08/2011

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4 Charged With Stealing Railroad Iron In Md.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says it’s charging four people with stealing more than a ton of railroad iron from a track-maintenance site in Hagerstown.

04/27/2011

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