Maryland Guy

Brunswick

This is an unusual monument that was erected in Brunswick, Md in memory of the three crewman of the MARC commuter train who were killed in the Amtrak vs. MARC accident on 2/16/1996 at Georgetown Junction, Md. The engineer of the MARC train, who is called a hero on this monument, was held at fault for not obeying a stop signal and plowing into the side of one of the Amtrak locomotives as it changed tracks in a snowstorm. Eleven people, all on the MARC train, were killed. This is a photo that I took on the morning after the accident. http://jack212.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=345860

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Maryland Guy, May 28, 2007
    • Stourbridge Lion
      Nice Stone Work!
    • BoxcabE50
      I recall reading about this accident. Interesting that this would be placed. I wonder who influenced it? That might be a story in itself?

      Boxcab E50
    • Maryland Guy
      The families of the crew were the driving force behind the monument. I don't remember who actually paid for it but it has been there at least five years, maybe longer.
    • BoxcabE50
      Their families. I had a feeling that was the case.

      Boxcab E50
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