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November 11, 2007
Repair work at three railroad crossings temporarily will close some local roads over the next two weeks, according to a Washington County press release. - Reidtown Road near Marsh Pike will be closed on or about Nov. 12 for about two days. - Air View Road between Paradise Church Road and Marsh Pike will be closed on or about Nov. 14 for about two days. - Longmeadow Road near Long Meadow Volunteer Fire Co. will be closed on or about Nov. 19 for about three days. Traffic will be detoured during the work, which is being performed by CSX Transportation, according to the release.
NEWS
September 16, 2010
Work crews from CSX Transportation will begin repairing and replacing the at-grade railroad crossing at Forest Drive in Hagerstown beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, weather permitting. The work is expected to be completed by 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 24. Forest Drive will be closed to all traffic in both directions at the crossing. Traffic will be detoured around the work zone using other streets. Emergency vehicles will not be able to pass through the crossing while the work is under way. The work will involve removal and replacement of the cross ties, repair of the rails and replacement of the street pavement at the crossing.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | October 16, 2007
HAGERSTOWN ? An official from CSX Transportation told the Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday that crews from the railroad would make permanent repairs to the Oak Hill Avenue railroad crossing sometime next year. Jason French, director of public affairs for CSX Transportation, also said Hagerstown can expect to see two more trains rolling through the city six days a week to accommodate increased business at a new terminal in Chambersburg, Pa. He said CSX crews within the last few months made long-term fixes to railroad crossings at Walnut Street and Northern, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Summit avenues.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | October 17, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - An official from CSX Transportation told the Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday that crews from the railroad would make permanent repairs to the Oak Hill Avenue railroad crossing sometime next year. Jason French, director of public affairs for CSX Transportation, also said Hagerstown can expect to see two more trains rolling through the city six days a week to accommodate increased business at a new terminal in Chambersburg, Pa. He said CSX crews within the last few months made long-term fixes to railroad crossings at Walnut Street and Northern, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Summit avenues.
NEWS
by STACEY DANZUSO | September 17, 2002
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The borough is filing a formal complaint against CSX Transportation for failing to improve a railroad crossing on Orchard Drive. Borough Solicitor Tom Finucane said Monday he is working on the complaint, which will be filed with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission this week. "This has been a problem we have tried to address with the railroad for over a year now," Borough Manager Eric Oyer said. He said that last spring representatives from the borough, CSX, the PUC and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation met to determine what needed to be done and who would do what to improve the bumpy crossing.
NEWS
February 17, 1997
By DAVE McMILLION Staff Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - U.S. 11 near Berkeley Station Road will be closed starting today while construction crews demolish an abandoned railroad bridge crossing the highway, officials said. The road in that area will closed for about two weeks, officials said. Jane Covington, spokeswoman for CSX Transportation, said the railroad prefers to eliminate any facilities that are not being used by the corporation. The track over the bridge, located about six-tenths of a mile north of Berkeley Station Road, has not been used for a number of years, Covington said.
NEWS
July 23, 2010
CSX Transportation Inc. plans to remove and replace the existing railroad crossing on East Wilson Boulevard near South Potomac Street adjacent to CVS Pharmacy, according to a City of Hagerstown press release. The work will involve removing all of the existing roadbed and cross-ties and replacing them with new cross-ties and new concrete roadbed panels. The work will require the closure of Wilson Boulevard -- both eastbound and westbound lanes -- at the railroad crossing for about five days.
NEWS
by DAVE McMILLION | July 8, 2002
charlestown@herald-mail.com A Kearneysville-area man was in critical condition Sunday night after he was struck by a freight train Saturday night near a railroad overpass, officials said. Police believe Michael Washington was sitting near the railroad tracks with his back to the tracks when he was struck about 9:30 p.m., said Jesse Jones, chief deputy of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department. Washington may have been sitting on the ties of the track, Jones said. Workers in the oncoming train noticed Washington about 500 feet away and began blowing a horn, Jones said.
NEWS
by ADAM BEHSUDI | June 25, 2005
A mandate from the Federal Railroad Administration has required trains that pass through Hagerstown to start sounding their horns at railroad crossings. The rule temporarily will abolish the city's "quiet zone" ordinance, which requires trains to maintain silence as they travel within city limits. Jim Bender, assistant city engineer, said the reason for the federal rule is to ensure the safety of railroad crossings in the city. He said the quiet zone ordinance will be reestablished when the city updates information and safety requirements for railroad crossings.
NEWS
February 25, 1997
By STEVEN T. DENNIS Staff Writer BOONSBORO - The Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum wants to use a 45-acre Western Maryland Railway Roundhouse property in Hagerstown for a museum and business complex. Roundhouse Museum Vice President William Knode said the museum would like to build a railroad-oriented theme park similar to Steamtown in Scranton, Pa. But there are two problems. CSX Transportation owns the property, and the museum doesn't have the $3.5 million for start-up costs that officials anticipate will be needed.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | April 13, 2013
A bill that would provide support for the operation of MARC commuter train service in the Eastern Panhandle passed Saturday by a 98-1 vote in the House of Delegates on the last day of the West Virginia Legislature's 60-day session. The state Senate later concurred with amendments the House made to Senate Bill 103, which now awaits consideration by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, according to an audio webcast streamed live on the Legislature's website. The bill creates a special fund in the state treasury and requires the state to negotiate agreements with Maryland or the Maryland Transit Administration for the continued operation of the service from Washington, D.C., into West Virginia.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | April 2, 2013
The West Virginia Senate unanimously passed a bill Tuesday that would provide a subsidy for the MARC commuter train service in the Eastern Panhandle. Senate Bill 103, which proposes the creation of the West Virginia Commuter Rail Access Act, passed by a 33-0 vote. State Sen. Craig Blair, R-Berkeley, was absent, according to the roll call for the bill. The legislation would provide a mechanism for the state to give CSX Transportation a tax credit for not billing the Maryland-run commuter rail service for its use of the railroad's tracks in West Virginia.
NEWS
September 16, 2010
Work crews from CSX Transportation will begin repairing and replacing the at-grade railroad crossing at Forest Drive in Hagerstown beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, weather permitting. The work is expected to be completed by 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 24. Forest Drive will be closed to all traffic in both directions at the crossing. Traffic will be detoured around the work zone using other streets. Emergency vehicles will not be able to pass through the crossing while the work is under way. The work will involve removal and replacement of the cross ties, repair of the rails and replacement of the street pavement at the crossing.
NEWS
July 23, 2010
CSX Transportation Inc. plans to remove and replace the existing railroad crossing on East Wilson Boulevard near South Potomac Street adjacent to CVS Pharmacy, according to a City of Hagerstown press release. The work will involve removing all of the existing roadbed and cross-ties and replacing them with new cross-ties and new concrete roadbed panels. The work will require the closure of Wilson Boulevard -- both eastbound and westbound lanes -- at the railroad crossing for about five days.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | December 14, 2007
QUINCY, Pa. - A $1.4 million proposal has developed to eliminate the railroad crossings at Fetterhoff Chapel and Altenwald roads in Franklin County. A new, 2,000-foot road would connect those two rural roads on the east side of the railroad tracks. Another road with better sight distance would be built to link Pa. 316 to the east side. Representatives of Quincy Township, CSX Transportation and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation met Thursday to look at that long-range plan and immediate solutions to problems at the railroad crossings.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | December 13, 2007
QUINCY, PA. ? A $1.4 million proposal has developed to eliminate the railroad crossings at Fetterhoff Chapel and Altenwald roads in Franklin County. A new, 2,000-foot road would connect those two rural roads on the east side of the railroad tracks. Another road with better sight distance would be built to link Pa. 316 to the east side. Representatives of Quincy Township, CSX Transportation and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation met Thursday to look at that long-range plan and immediate solutions to problems at the railroad crossings.
NEWS
November 11, 2007
Repair work at three railroad crossings temporarily will close some local roads over the next two weeks, according to a Washington County press release. - Reidtown Road near Marsh Pike will be closed on or about Nov. 12 for about two days. - Air View Road between Paradise Church Road and Marsh Pike will be closed on or about Nov. 14 for about two days. - Longmeadow Road near Long Meadow Volunteer Fire Co. will be closed on or about Nov. 19 for about three days. Traffic will be detoured during the work, which is being performed by CSX Transportation, according to the release.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | October 17, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - An official from CSX Transportation told the Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday that crews from the railroad would make permanent repairs to the Oak Hill Avenue railroad crossing sometime next year. Jason French, director of public affairs for CSX Transportation, also said Hagerstown can expect to see two more trains rolling through the city six days a week to accommodate increased business at a new terminal in Chambersburg, Pa. He said CSX crews within the last few months made long-term fixes to railroad crossings at Walnut Street and Northern, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Summit avenues.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | October 16, 2007
HAGERSTOWN ? An official from CSX Transportation told the Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday that crews from the railroad would make permanent repairs to the Oak Hill Avenue railroad crossing sometime next year. Jason French, director of public affairs for CSX Transportation, also said Hagerstown can expect to see two more trains rolling through the city six days a week to accommodate increased business at a new terminal in Chambersburg, Pa. He said CSX crews within the last few months made long-term fixes to railroad crossings at Walnut Street and Northern, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Summit avenues.
NEWS
By DON AINES | July 26, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Concerned over the impact that a nearby intermodal terminal would have on its stray dogs and cats, the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter can begin looking for a new home after signing an agreement Wednesday with CSX Transportation that will pay the shelter $600,000 toward a new facility. The agreement calls for the railroad to pay the shelter $300,000 for relocation and construction of a new building, and a second payment of $300,000 once the shelter is moved.
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