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Railway Disasters

Railway Disasters
A collection of news and information related to Railway Accidents published by Tribune Company sources. (Photo GETTY IMAGES)
A collection of news and information related to Railway Accidents published by Tribune Company sources. (Photo GETTY IMAGES) « Show less

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  • Millennials' desire to rent changing local landscape

     Millennials' desire to rent changing local landscape
    Jennifer Brookland lives in Odenton, works in Washington, D.C., and is planning to move to North Carolina next month for her husband's medical school residency.
  • U.S. sets speed limit on oil-carrying trains in cities

    U.S. sets speed limit on oil-carrying trains in cities
    The federal government on Friday issued an emergency order imposing a 40 mph speed limit on trains that transport large amounts of flammable crude oil through highly populated areas like Chicago. Previously, railroads had agreed to follow a voluntary...

    Blumenthal Joins Federal Push For New Rail Safety Rules

    Hoping to avoid long delays for a new nationwide rail safety system, five senators, including Sen. Richard Blumenthal, put forward a compromise bill on Friday. Their proposal would force railroads to be more open about their safety initiatives, protect...

    'Close-call' reporting adopted by Metra, US officials

    Metra employees will now be able to anonymously report operating-rule violations or errors to that have an impact on safety. Leaders of the transit system and its unions signed an agreement Thursday with the Federal Railroad Administration to adopt a...

    2 men found dead at NYC freight train tracks

    Authorities are investigating the deaths of two men who were found at some freight train tracks in Brooklyn. The New York Police Department says officers responded to a report of two unconscious men on the Long Island Rail Road tracks shortly before 8 p....