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City crews removing sidewalk, retaining wall seen sinking on E. 26th Street

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Crews on the scene of a E. 26th Street, where a sidewalk above a CSX rail line buckled. Photo by Brian O’Doherty.

A portion of E. 26th Street above a CSX train route appears to be sinking, four years after a retaining wall two blocks away collapsed into the rail bed below.

Hogan Still Hopes to Find a Way to Finance Howard Street Tunnel Expansion

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The Howard Street Tunnel at Mount Royal Station, where crude oil has passed through before. Photo by Jaymyang, via Wikimedia Commons.

Maryland’s governor hasn’t given up on an ambitious plan to expand the size of the Howard Street Tunnel. He just may have to do it without the buy-in of the Class I railroad that owns it.

In Blow to Port of Baltimore, CSX Backs Out of Howard Street Tunnel Plan

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An archived image of the tunnel at Camden Station, Courtesy of Library of Congress

Freight rail operator CSX has withdrawn its support for the much-awaited expansion of the Howard Street Tunnel, killing a dream of a significant future boost in productivity for the Port of Baltimore.

Howard Tunnel Train Derailment Causes Road Closures

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Photo via @CairnsKcairns
Photo via @CairnsKcairns

The good news: The tunnel is not on fire this time.

Social Media Wins at Baltimore Train Derailment & Explosion Coverage

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By now, you’ve presumably heard — yesterday afternoon, a garbage truck collided with a cargo train near White Marsh yesterday afternoon, causing a dramatic derailment, sending a giant plume of smoke into the air, and requiring the efforts of “more than 60 pieces of fire apparatus,” according to the Baltimore Police Department. Thankfully, no one was killed (though the truck driver is in serious condition at Maryland Shock Trauma). What struck me about this particular accident, though, was how much social media has changed our relationship with breaking news.

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