Train derailment rattles windows in Highlandtown

Written by on May 29, 2013 in Featured, Neighborhood News - No comments

This is a view of the derailment site taken from Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital. The smoke was visible throughout Baltimore. - Photo by Ed Hoffman

As the Baltimore Guide was going to press today, at about 2 p.m., a train owned by CSX, a transport company, and a tractor trailer truck collided in the 7500 block of Lake Dr. in Rosedale, partially derailing the train.

According to radio and Web reports, the accident occurred near the Pulaski Hwy., and 62nd through 66th Streets were involved.

A boom was heard and the vibration resulting from the accident was felt at the offices of the Baltimore Guide, 526 S. Conkling St., about three miles away as the crow flies.

From across Baltimore a huge plume of black smoke could be seen billowing into the sky.

by Erik Zygmont

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