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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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  • Night train kills 14 migrants 'sleeping' on Macedonia tracks

    A group of migrants trying to reach European opportunity via what's billed by smugglers as a "safe" route — trekking along train tracks through the Balkans — was hit by an overnight train in a remote river gorge in Macedonia, killing 14.
  • Pullman monument could have replica train car as Metra stop shelter

    Pullman monument could have replica train car as Metra stop shelter
    A redesigned Metra station with a train car for a shelter was one of several ideas floated for the newly created Pullman National Monument during a recent three-day workshop. Federal, state and local officials joined 40 urban planning and design experts...

    New York to get nearly $1B loan to make commuter rail safer

    The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the nation's largest commuter rail network, is on track to receive a nearly $1 billion federal loan for safety improvements meant to avoid a repeat of a 2013 derailment that killed four people, Gov. Andrew...

    Cops identify man who died after being hit by freight train

    Police have identified the man who died after being struck by a freight train near Rochester's downtown Amtrak station. Officials say 20-year-old Lawrence Maddox was hit by an eastbound train around 4:45 a.m. Wednesday just west of the station. He was...

    Five-vehicle collision on I-695 inner loop

    Five-vehicle collision on I-695 inner loop
    All traffic lanes and the right shoulder have been reopened on the inner loop of Interstate 695 in Towson, where a Friday morning collision involving five vehicles had shut down all inner loop traffic, state transportation officials said. The collision,...