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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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  • Chicago train driver says she dozed off before O'Hare crash

    The operator of a Chicago commuter train that jumped the tracks last year at O'Hare International Airport says she fell asleep before the crash.
  • Victim in truck-train crash identified as 38-year-old man

    Authorities have identified a man who died after a train struck his vehicle at a crossing in the southwestern Illinois village of Pierron. The Madison County coroner's office identified the victim Friday as 38-year-old Jonathan M. Schrage of the nearby...

    Cumberland, Md., linking Amtrak station to biking trails

    The city of Cumberland says it's starting work on a pedestrian route to make it easier for people to get from the downtown Amtrak train station to the Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Canal hiking-and-biking trails. It's only about a quarter-mile from the...

    Train driver in O'Hare CTA crash told investigators, 'I'm not clear as to when I actually ... dozed off'

    Train driver in O'Hare CTA crash told investigators, 'I'm not clear as to when I actually ... dozed off'
    Federal officials released more than 1,600 pages of documents Thursday in their investigation of last year's CTA Blue Line crash at O'Hare International Airport, including comments from the train's driver, who hasn't spoken publicly but told investigators...

    Letters: SunRail crossing danger

    Letters: SunRail crossing danger
    I've always assumed that when motorists got hit by SunRail, they were trying to beat the train. That is, until Monday. I was on Lake Mary Boulevard at about 12:45 p.m. The gates came down, with six cars in front of me. A short time later, the gates came...