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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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  • Amtrak to install long-sought cameras in locomotives

    Amtrak said Tuesday it will install video cameras inside locomotive cabs to record the actions of train engineers, a move that follows a deadly derailment earlier this month in which investigators are searching for clues to the train engineer's actions before the crash.
  • MTA bus, MARC train fares to increase next month

    MTA bus, MARC train fares to increase next month
    State-mandated fare increases on local buses, MARC trains and other Maryland Transit Administration services will go into effect on June 25, the MTA announced Tuesday. The base fare on local buses, light rail and Metro trains will increase from $1.60...

    Amtrak crash was about funding

    Amtrak crash was about funding
    The Amtrak crash is the first of many — at least until Amtrak is funded fully and not with band-aids ("Amtrak crash not about funding," May 20). The electronic engine speed control (available but not funded) would have prevented the crash. It...

    Let the private sector run Amtrak

    Let the private sector run Amtrak
    The Sun's coverage of the recent Amtrak train derailment highlights a major problem the system needs to address: The lack of security aboard its trains ("Death toll in Amtrak derailment rises to 8," May 15). It's true that outdated trains and...

    South Shore train upgrading overhead wires near South Bend

    The South Shore commuter rail in northern Indiana will bus passengers between South Bend and Michigan City this week so crews can work on overhead wires that power the trains. The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District says it will use buses...