Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Republic, Ohio railroad disaster was 13 decades ago, on Wednesday. It was also exactly 100 years to the day before the tragic 1987 Chase, Maryland Conrail-Amtrak 'Gunpow' collision, with similar mortality (it is not known precisely how many died at Republic, due to intense fires in the wooden cars):

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The 1987 Maryland train collision occurred at 1:30 pm on January 4, 1987, on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor main line in the Chase community in eastern Baltimore County ...


I love to ride trains. There is a feeling of romanticism that washes over me as the steel wheels roll and rumble on the rails beneath, taking you not just to a place, but  to a place in time.  Duri…