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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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  • 1 person killed in train collision in South Africa

    Two passenger trains collided south of Johannesburg, killing the conductor of one of the trains and injuring about 80 people on Tuesday.
  • Officials: South Shore Line affected after freight train hits bridge

    Officials: South Shore Line affected after freight train hits bridge
    A freight train derailment Monday night in Chicago'sĀ Pullman neighborhood has halted South Shore Line service, transit officials said. The train hit a bridge and possibly derailed near 115th Street and Kensington Avenue around 7 p.m., officials said....

    Investigators release records of fiery Casselton derailment

    Federal investigators have released hundreds of pages of records that offer new insight into the moments just before and after a 2013 oil train derailment near Casselton, North Dakota, that created a massive fire and forced 1,400 people to evacuate for...

    Freight train mishap delays Chicago-Indiana commute

    Commuter rail service to northwest Indiana from Chicago has been disrupted by an accident involving a freight train. A shipping container on a Canadian National freight train hit a bridge Monday evening on Chicago's South Side, halting service on the...

    North Dakota Legislature OKs state-run rail safety program

    The North Dakota Legislature on Monday approved funding for a state-run rail safety pilot program intended to supplement federal oversight of oil train traffic. A House-Senate conference committee had been deadlocked for several days about the proposal,...