The wall was damaged in last summer's fatal train derailment
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Lot B will be closed beginning Monday while crews fix damage caused by last year's train derailment.
One of the Historic District’s crumbled retaining walls is on its way to repair. CSX plans to begin repairs on the retaining wall in Parking Lot B that fell after a CSX train derailed in August killing to young women, according to a statement from Howard County. The small lot, which looks over the Patapsco River, will be closed beginning Monday, April 22, according to the statement. According to the county, the work should be finished by early August. Construction work will take place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., most weekdays, according to the statement. “We apologize for any inconvenience that might be caused by this project,” Howard County Executive Ken Ulman said in a statement. “We are working with CSX so that construction is completed …
Monday, February 11, 2013
A CSX train stopped along the tracks Monday near the spot where a CSX train derailed last summer.
A loud screech and ensuing rumble brought some residents of Ellicott City and Oella outside to take a look at the CSX train stopped along the Patapsco River early Monday afternoon. "I heard a loud bang and then rushed outside to see if the train had fallen off the tracks only to find it stalled across the river," said Andrew Metcalf, a Patch editor who lives across the river from the Old Main Line Subdivision section of the CSX railway. The train had come to a halt due to "mechanical issues," according to Robert Sullivan, CSX spokesperson. On Facebook, one reader responded to a post about the noise with "not again;" a CSX train derailed in Ellicott City in August of last year, killing two women, Elizabeth Nass and Rose Mayr, and dumping …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Callers describe what they saw in Ellicott City moments after a train derailed on Main Street.
“I’m in Ellicott City. The train fell over.” This frantic call to 911 was one of four released Friday evening by the Howard County Police Department. “This is Ellicott City, Historic Ellicott City on Main Street,” the caller goes on to say. “The train fell off the tracks.” Just before midnight Tuesday, Aug. 21, a CSX freight train derailed in Ellicott City, dumping thousands of tons of coal onto the street and killing two young women who were sitting on the tracks. Full coverage of the Ellicott City Train Derailment One caller, who was across the street at the Phoenix Emporium when the train derailed, asked the 911 operator if he should get closer to the train so he could give her more information. Then, the sound of feet running for 26 …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
As dump trucks hauled black coal from the site of a fatal train derailment on Main Street, Mr. Bubbles and Charlene Townsend, owner of Maxine's Antiques, added a pop of color to the landscape. Townsend pulled him in for a kiss. "He's a celebrity dog." For more local news, sign up for the Ellicott City Patch newsletter . Keep the conversation going on Facebook and Twitter .
Howard County police released the following cause of death of the two 19-year-olds who died in the train derailment.
Howard County police said the two 19-year-old women who died in a train derailment early Tuesday did so from compressional asphyxia, or death by the lack of oxygen. The death has been ruled accidental, police said in a release sent out Thursday. A CSX train that derailed early Tuesday in downtown Ellicott City did so after passing a few feet behind the two young women who were sitting on the edge of a bridge over Main Street, police said. Those two women, Elizabeth Conway Nass and Rose Mayr, both 19, of Ellicott City, died in the incident after they were "buried under the coal as it dumped from the train cars," Howard County police said. Police said investigators located the bodies of teens “seated on the edge of a bridge over Main …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Officials say it will be "another few days" until traffic can return to Main Street.
A CSX representative was met with applause Tuesday night when he told a crowd filled with Main Street merchants that he expected most of the cars from a derailed freight train to be removed by 10 a.m. Wednesday. At the meeting aimed at Ellicott City revitalization he did not say, however, when Frederick Road and Main Street would re-open to traffic. At a press conference Wednesday afternoon, a spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) told reporters to expect crews to be on scene for “another day or so” while the investigation into the train derailment continues. “It is a slow process,” NTSB Lead Investigator Jim Southworth said at about 11 a.m. “But it is a very productive one.” Southworth and reporters were on the …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The high school attracted hundreds.
About 250 people attended an impromptu vigil at Mount Hebron High School in Ellicott City Tuesday night in the wake of the loss of two teen alums who died in a train derailment incident early that morning in downtown Ellicott City. Elizabeth Conway Nass and Rose Mayr, both 19, of Ellicott City, died in the 12:02 a.m. incident in which the train passed behind them on the Main Street bridge, cars tipped over and buried them in coal, according to police. Police said investigators located the bodies of teens “seated on the edge of a bridge over Main Street.” The train that derailed did so after after passing a few feet behind the two young women who were sitting on the edge of a bridge over Main Street, police said. The women were longtime …
An Ellicott City train derailment killed two teens early Tuesday morning.
National officials leading the probe into why a CSX train derailed early Tuesday morning in Ellicott City, resulting in the death of two teens, said they are investigating what caused the incident. “I can't speculate on that right now; it's day one," said Jim Southworth, spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), during a press conference in downtown Ellicott City Tuesday. When Patch asked whether the two teens' presence on the tracks caused the derailment, Southworth said: "I don’t know anything about that at this time. It’s another area that we’ll look into quite closely." Elizabeth Conway Nass and Rose Mayr, both 19, of Ellicott City, died in the Tuesday 12:02 a.m. incident in which the train passed behind them on …
Learn more about the two 19-year-old friends killed in train derailed in Ellicott City early Tuesday morning.
Elizabeth Nass and Rose Mayr, the two 19-year-old women killed in an early Tuesday morning train derailment in Ellicott City, were longtime friends from Ellicott City who graduated together from Mount Hebron High School in 2010. Mayr was studying at University of Delaware and lived in Newark, DE. Nass was a student at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va. Don Egle, a spokesman for JMU, said that Nass would have been a junior majoring in interdisciplinary liberal studies when classes started next week. She was an honors student and in the university's honors program and was also in a sorority. While Egle said he couldn't speak to what Nass would do if she had graduated, most people who obtain the degree she was seeking become …