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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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  • BNSF railroad adds new safety rules for crude oil trains

    BNSF railroad adds new safety rules for crude oil trains
    BNSF has started taking additional safety measures for crude oil shipments because of four recent high-profile derailments in the U.S. and Canada, the railroad said Monday.
  • Pedestrian Killed By Amtrak Train In Fairfield

    A woman was struck and killed Sunday evening by an eastbound Amtrak train in Fairfield. The accident occurred about 5:45 p.m. on track 4 near the Unquowa Road train station in Fairfield. Police said the unidentified woman was attempting to cross the...

    Jogger dies after being hit by Amtrak train in Florida

    A Miami-to-New York Amtrak train has struck and killed a man who was jogging on the railroad tracks. The Polk County Sheriff's Office reports that the man was killed around noon Monday. Sheriff's office officials say the Amtrak 98 Silver Meteor train...

    Jogger wearing headphones hit, killed by Amtrak train

    Jogger wearing headphones hit, killed by Amtrak train
    A man was killed today after he was hit by an Amtrak train while jogging alongside train tracks in Polk County while wearing headphones. The crash happened at noon, according to Carrie E. Horstman, a spokeswoman for the Polk County Sheriff's Office....

    LA light rail running after hitting car; driver gravely hurt

    Trains were again running by the University of Southern California early Sunday, a day after a light rail train slammed into a car injuring 21 people, including the train operator and the driver, who was in critical condition. The Metro Expo Line train...