The Baltimore Sun reports that CSX crews worked Friday and Saturday to repair a line that leads to the Howard Street tunnel in the city. The newspaper reports that trains began moving along the route before Noon Saturday.
There’s no word yet on the cause of the derailment, which sent freight cars from a viaduct to streets below. Those falling cars damaged an electric substation the museum uses to power streetcars on its campus. Because of the damage, the museum is closed until further notice, the newspaper reports.
Museum volunteers spent Sunday disassembling the substation remains and removing the undamaged electrical equipment inside to safe storage.
“CSX has been very nice to work with and has promised to do whatever it takes to get us up and running as soon as possible. If we waited for them to do this [disassembly of the substation ruins], though, there would be a lot of money and time lost,” says museum Vice President-Operation Edward Amrhein.
“Whereas if we do this work, we can probably be open in two months.”
Amrhein said CSX has already offered to build a new substation building and repair the track and overhead catenary.
— Alexander D. Mitchell IV contributed to this report.