June 29, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Person Struck, Killed by Freight Train Near Overpass in Gaithersburg 

A CSX freight train struck and killed a person in Gaithersburg on Saturday night, a spokesperson confirmed in a statement. At around 10:19 p.m., a train struck a person on railroad tracks just west of the rail overpass by Quince Orchard Road, CSX Transportation Spokesperson Sheriee Bowman said. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) […]

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August 25, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Washington Grove Mayor: ‘The Absence of the Post Office Would Have a Devastating Effect’

John Compton, the mayor of Washington Grove, says the absence of a functioning post office would have a “devastating effect” on his small town, which takes up 200 acres of land. Washington Grove, the historical “town within a forest,” was incorporated in 1937, and is home to around 555 people with about 200 households. The […]

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May 17, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATE: Gas Leak Forces College Evacuation, Halts Trains

Update: Montgomery College students could return to campus about 11 a.m. and rail service was restarted about 1 p.m. ICYMI (~945a) Suburban Propane (SP), Derwood Circle, Rockville, valve on 1K gallon tank ‘sheared off’ during maintenance process, no fire, nearby rail traffic stopped til 1p, SP technicians ‘plugged’ leak w/ assistance of HazMat & FF […]

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May 2, 2016 | Staff Writer

MTA Announces Service Disruptions to MARC Brunswick Line on Monday

The MARC Brunswick Line is operating on a significantly reduced schedule today because of Sunday’s CSX freight train derailment near Washington. The Brunswick Line trains will terminate at Silver Spring. The following Brunswick Line trains are the only trains that will operate in morning service on Monday, May 2. Train 892 (6:05am departure from Frederick) […]

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July 17, 2015 | Staff Writer

Randolph Road to Close For A Week Beginning on July 18th

Beginning on July 18th, Randolph Road – between Nebel Street and Parklawn Drive in Wheaton – will close for about a week. CSX, a transportation maintenance company, is scheduled to work on track maintenance. This road should reopen on Friday, July 24, weather permitting. According to a news release, drivers are advised to look for […]

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October 29, 2014 | Krista Brick

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Train Fire Reported Near Dickerson

UPDATED, Oct. 29, 7:50 a.m. – The wheel of a CSX locomotive is on fire, but firefighters are reporting that that fire is under control. There are no injuries reported in this incident. U/D CSX Train located Btwn Mouth of Monocracy Rd & Mt Ephraim Rd, Dickerson area, wheel on locomotive on fire, fire under […]

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September 6, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Pedestrian Struck by Train in Gaithersburg

UPDATED 9.7.14 Montgomery County Police are investigating the death of a male who was struck by a CSX freight train in Gaithersburg last night. According to a police account, at 7:31 p.m. on Sept. 6, a call was received from CSX concerning a person possibly struck by a CSX train on the tracks just past Oakmont […]

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