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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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  • Tourist train losing money, hopes to sell Adirondack tracks

    A railroad wants to sell 30 miles of tracks in the Adirondacks to help cover million-dollar losses on its tourist train in Saratoga and Warren counties.
  • Federal rail chief says ticketing important to rail safety

    At a troublesome rail crossing on the road to a public high school, the head of the Federal Railroad Administration stumped Tuesday for increased education and enforcement of safety regulations at railway crossings. Acting Administrator Sarah Feinberg...

    Police: Man hit by Amtrak train was wearing earphones

    Authorities say a 23-year-old man was wearing earphones and walking with his back to an oncoming Amtrak passenger train when he was struck and killed last week in a Rochester suburb. Police in the town of Brighton told local media Monday that it...

    Jogger wearing earbuds hit, killed by Amtrak train in Polk County

    Jogger wearing earbuds hit, killed by Amtrak train in Polk County
    A man was killed Monday 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....

    Lincoln's hometown gets ready for a most solemn re-enactment

    Lincoln's hometown gets ready for a most solemn re-enactment
    Abraham Lincoln is coming home — again. For the 150th anniversary of his funeral, the solemn event will be re-enacted in Springfield, where he rose to fame and was elected to the presidency. It is expected to attract thousands of Abe's admirers...