At 9:56 a.m. on February 9, 1981, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company's Brunswick Helper 7603-7545 and eastbound train No. 88 collided head-on while being operated in opposing directions on the No. 2 eastward main track. The trains collided in a 140' curve about 4,000 feet east of Germantown, Maryland. The fireman and front brakeman of No. 88, and the engineer and front brakeman of the Brunswick Helper were injured. Damage was estimated at $701,000.