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Maryland to seek more money from CSX, others for Howard Street Tunnel

Aug 05, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

When the Howard Street Tunnel opened in 1895, the 1.4-mile bore under downtown Baltimore was a modern marvel. Iron-arched and lined with bricks, it used electricity to light the tunnel and power the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad engines pulling passengers and freight through it.

The 124-year-old passage evolved into a critical link for East Coast commerce on what is now the CSX railroad, but it's about 18 inches too short for today's freight trains to carry truck-size shipping containers stack...