Rails re-open at site of Md. train, truck crash

A fire burns at the site of a CSX freight train derailment, Tuesday, May 28, 2013, in Rosedale, Md., where fire officials say the train crashed into a trash truck, causing an explosion that rattled homes at least a half-mile away and collapsed nearby buildings, setting them on fire. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

ROSEDALE, Md. (AP) — CSX says rail lines where a freight train and trash truck collided near Baltimore have reopened.

CSX spokesman Bob Sullivan said in an email Friday that rail service at the crash site in Rosedale was restored on one track at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and on a second track at 11:30 p.m.

The crash Tuesday derailed train cars and set off an explosion that rattled homes in the area. A plume of smoke sent into the air by the crash could be seen for miles. The truck driver is still in the hospital. Two CSX drivers weren’t hurt.

NTSB board member Robert Sumwalt said Thursday that the explosion caused damage estimated at $505,000 to the train and $120,000 to the tracks.

No estimate has been given on the damage to surrounding buildings.

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