PHOTOS: Scenes of Near Disaster from Train Derailment in Rosedale

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Three groups of people ran toward the derailed CSX train that rocked Rosedale Tuesday afternoon: police, firefighters and the brazen trying to get a closer look.


Eventually, police turned away a group of about 50 who had walked along the train tracks inching close to the smoking freight cars, but not before the group snapped and shot cell phone pictures and videos.

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Police shut down Pulaski Highway from Chesaco Avenue headed east toward the city line. Firefighters and hazmat crews kept smoking freight cars at bay. A police helicopter landed on Pulaski Highway to lend support.

The billowing black smoke streaked across the Baltimore skyline and was expected to do so for hours, Baltimore County Fire Chief John Hohman said.

County firefighters were working with CSX to determine the most effective method of extinguishing the fire late Tuesday, Hohman added.

From the national and foreign media to local news, the crash, derailment and subsequent fire turned all eyes on Rosedale.

Now show us what you saw.

Catch up on the fire seen 'round Baltimore County by reading:

  • Train Derailment: What Did You See and Hear?
  • Live Coverage of CSX Train Derailment In Rosedale
  • Check Train Derailment-Related Traffic on Patch
kara schaffer May 29, 2013 at 09:11 PM
He's not an idiot! Speak for yourself mike! Personal friend of mine who is fighting for his life!
Zoobie May 29, 2013 at 09:58 PM
Whether he lives or dies, one thought will forever be burned in his brain, "was it worth it to try and outrun an oncomming train". Best wishes for the injured driver !
703 May 30, 2013 at 03:29 AM
The driver could have been on the phone, listening to loud music or maybe hears the train blow it's horns so much at his business it becomes a noise instead of a train. No matter what, no one should cross ANY track without listening and looking before crossing it. Hope the driver recovers and our thoughts are with him and is family.
Jameson Hughes May 30, 2013 at 12:30 PM
I heard his driving record was FAR from perfect. Speeding, Cell Phone Usage, etc.
James P. Miller May 30, 2013 at 03:47 PM
Stop, Look and Listen.


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