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by BRIAN SHAPPELL | March 22, 2005
HAFERSTOWN - The "Dinky" locomotive at St. Lawrence Cement is more than 50 years old, is worn by time and has, in essence, outlived its usefulness. Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum President Robert "Bob" Tracey Sr. said he is so ecstatic that the museum will soon have it that he's getting ready to pop some champagne. St. Lawrence Cement has agreed to donate a 1948 locomotive that had been used at its Hagerstown plant to the museum, plant general manager Gary Batey said.
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October 28, 2009
NEW CARROLLTON, Md. (AP) -- Amtrak traffic through New Carrollton was halted after a locomotive caught fire at the station just outside Washington, D.C. Amtrak spokesman Cliff Cole says smoke and a small engine fire was discovered on a train traveling from Washington to Boston on Wednesday morning. Cole says there were no injuries and about 40 passengers got on another train and continued on their way. Prince George's County fire department spokesman Mark Brady says the fire was reported around 6 a.m. and it took firefighters about an hour and half to put out the fire.
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July 29, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A man who was struck and killed by a train east of Martinsburg on Wednesday night near the Blairton Road railroad crossing did not react to the sound of the approaching locomotive or its horn, which was sounded continuously, West Virginia State Police said Thursday. The identity of the man, who was about 40 years old, was not released by State Police Sgt. T.C. Kearns, who said in a news release that family notification and positive identification were pending.
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August 31, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- A locomotive holding 100 gallons of diesel fuel began leaking fuel Monday night at a CSX facility behind the Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum along Burhans Boulevard, a 911 dispatcher said. Randy Myers, battalion chief with the Hagerstown Fire Department, said "a lot of fuel" flowed on to the ground. He said the Maryland Department of the Environment and a CSX hazardous materials team were dealing with the spill. Workers transferred as much fuel as they could to another locomotive and a container, Myers said.
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January 9, 2004
A locomotive passes a wall of icicles Thursday near Sandy Hook in southern Washington County.
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By DAN DEARTH | July 11, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Thomas the Tank turned out to be the little engine that couldn't. "Thomas the Tank Engine," the popular children's television character, failed to make a scheduled appearance Saturday at the Hagerstown Railroad Museum at City Park because of "liability issues," said Alexander Haines, a tour guide at the railroad museum. Addison Luther, 4, of Hagerstown, said he was a little disappointed Thomas declined to make a whistle-stop in the Hub City. "He's my favorite train," Addison said.
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by DAN DEARTH | February 28, 2007
The Hagerstown City Council unanimously voted Tuesday night that it will accept as a gift, on the city's behalf, several trains from the estate of John Long and his heirs. The ordinance becomes effective March 29. The gift includes the Locomotive 202, eight cabooses, and all of the contents of the museum building and the metal storage building at City Park. "This is a major, extensive gift that could have gone to a lot of other places," Councilman Lewis C. Metzner said.
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By MARIE GILBERT | June 6, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- It was Christmas 1954, and Bob McCourt was hoping to find a Davy Crockett toy rifle under the tree. Instead, his parents gave him a Lionel locomotive, fueling a lifelong passion for trains. "When I opened that box, it was love at first sight," he said. "I quickly forgot about that rifle. " Today, McCourt still has the black locomotive and much more. "It's become a bit of an addiction," the Hagerstown resident said. "Some people have trains in their basement.
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by JULIE E. GREENE | September 3, 2006
They work on the railroad no more. And they certainly weren't just working to pass the time away, as the song goes. There are still signs of Hagerstown's railroad heritage, like the Hagerstown Police headquarters that still looks like the train station it used to be. But decades ago, when the now razed Hagerstown Roundhouse complex was bustling with activity and automobiles backed up for blocks as trains went down what is now Burhans Boulevard,...
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by TIM SPELL / Motor Matters | February 10, 2006
Ford is heading full steam into the 2006 auto show circuit with a bold approach to pickup design and powertrain engineering. Designers dug into the history books to draw pure-American inspiration for the F-250 Super Chief concept pickup. They borrowed both the truck's powerful styling cues and name from the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway's Super Chief locomotive of the 1930s and 1940s. "The notion driving the F-250 Super Chief concept was that it would express bold American design and engineering," said Jennifer Flake, a Ford spokeswoman.
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By ANDREW MASON | andrewm@herald-mail.com | June 28, 2012
The road to college soccer is a difficult one to navigate for many high school-age players and their families. That's why Locomotive FC, the Hagerstown-based youth soccer club, has created a map to help make the trip a little easier for them. Locomotive kicked off its annual College Preparatory Series on Wednesday evening at Fountain Head Country Club with an educational discussion, entitled “The Realities of Recruiting.” It was led by David Jones, Locomotive's director of coaching, and Gene Whitney, the club's U18 girls coach.
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By ANDREW MASON | andrewm@herald-mail.com | May 30, 2012
Two years ago, before Locomotive FC even had its first season of play, it had billed itself as “Washington County's Premier Developmental Soccer Club.” Now, two years later, it's billing itself as Western Maryland's. It's tough to argue that, especially after Locomotive FC's recent merger with the Boonsboro Football Club. Both youth soccer organizations are now under the same banner: Locomotive FC. Locomotive, based in Hagerstown, has roughly 200 total players, ages 4 to 18, this spring, while Boonsboro has roughly 160. Now they're nearly 400 strong as they prepare for the fall season together as one. “Boonsboro is now Locomotive.
NEWS
July 29, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A man who was struck and killed by a train east of Martinsburg on Wednesday night near the Blairton Road railroad crossing did not react to the sound of the approaching locomotive or its horn, which was sounded continuously, West Virginia State Police said Thursday. The identity of the man, who was about 40 years old, was not released by State Police Sgt. T.C. Kearns, who said in a news release that family notification and positive identification were pending.
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By ANDREW MASON | May 31, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- Kids who want to play soccer in Washington County have plenty of choices: From the Hagerstown Area Youth Soccer League to the Hagerstown Soccer Club to the Hagerstown YMCA Soccer Association to the Boonsboro Area Soccer Club to Smithsburg Youth Athletics to Williamsport Youth Soccer to the Clear Spring Soccer Club and so on. Now, beginning this year, there also is Locomotive FC. But does the county really need another youth...
NEWS
October 28, 2009
NEW CARROLLTON, Md. (AP) -- Amtrak traffic through New Carrollton was halted after a locomotive caught fire at the station just outside Washington, D.C. Amtrak spokesman Cliff Cole says smoke and a small engine fire was discovered on a train traveling from Washington to Boston on Wednesday morning. Cole says there were no injuries and about 40 passengers got on another train and continued on their way. Prince George's County fire department spokesman Mark Brady says the fire was reported around 6 a.m. and it took firefighters about an hour and half to put out the fire.
NEWS
August 31, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- A locomotive holding 100 gallons of diesel fuel began leaking fuel Monday night at a CSX facility behind the Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum along Burhans Boulevard, a 911 dispatcher said. Randy Myers, battalion chief with the Hagerstown Fire Department, said "a lot of fuel" flowed on to the ground. He said the Maryland Department of the Environment and a CSX hazardous materials team were dealing with the spill. Workers transferred as much fuel as they could to another locomotive and a container, Myers said.
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By DAN DEARTH | July 11, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Thomas the Tank turned out to be the little engine that couldn't. "Thomas the Tank Engine," the popular children's television character, failed to make a scheduled appearance Saturday at the Hagerstown Railroad Museum at City Park because of "liability issues," said Alexander Haines, a tour guide at the railroad museum. Addison Luther, 4, of Hagerstown, said he was a little disappointed Thomas declined to make a whistle-stop in the Hub City. "He's my favorite train," Addison said.
NEWS
By MARIE GILBERT | June 6, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- It was Christmas 1954, and Bob McCourt was hoping to find a Davy Crockett toy rifle under the tree. Instead, his parents gave him a Lionel locomotive, fueling a lifelong passion for trains. "When I opened that box, it was love at first sight," he said. "I quickly forgot about that rifle. " Today, McCourt still has the black locomotive and much more. "It's become a bit of an addiction," the Hagerstown resident said. "Some people have trains in their basement.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | October 26, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- Susan Happel recalled a girlhood trip aboard a steam engine to Nebraska from Warren, Ohio, during World War II. There were soldiers on board. "There was no air conditioning. It was hot," she said. "When you'd go around the bend, you could see the smoke pouring outside the windows. You could feel the train rocking and rolling on the tracks going 'ch-ch-ch-ch.' It was so exciting. " At night, when she slept in a bunk with her mother, Happel would peek through the blinds at the passing lights.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | October 25, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- Susan Happel recalled a girlhood trip aboard a steam engine to Nebraska from Warren, Ohio, during World War II. There were soldiers on board. "There was no air conditioning. It was hot," she said. "When you'd go around the bend, you could see the smoke pouring outside the windows. You could feel the train rocking and rolling on the tracks going 'ch-ch-ch-ch.' It was so exciting. " At night, when she slept in a bunk with her mother, Happel would peek through the blinds at the passing lights.
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