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The Options for Repairing 26th Street

May 9, 2014

The CSX train line that runs parallel to the unit block of East 26th Street after the street collapse.
Credit P. Kenneth Burns/WYPR

It’s been just over a week since the collapse of the large retaining wall that separated the unit-block of east 26th Street from the CSX railroad tracks below, in Charles Village Baltimore.  

The reason that retaining wall existed in the first place has to do with a rail station…that was never built.  It’s the subject of a news analysis published today in the Baltimore Brew.  Mark Reutter, a reporter for the Brew and past editor of the journal Railroad History, suggests that instead of repairing the wall, the city could create a tunnel for trains instead.   Sheilah Kast talks with him about the piece.