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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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  • State Sought $349M To Replace Problem Railroad Bridge, Gets $160M

     State Sought $349M To Replace Problem Railroad Bridge, Gets $160M
    Even though Norwalk's balky Walk Bridge has brought the country's busiest commuter railroad to a standstill several times, the Federal Transit Administration on Wednesday gave Connecticut less than half of what the state sought to replace it.
  • Maine man found guilty of blocking train tracks in oil-by-rail protest

    AUBURN Maine (Reuters) - A man who helped block Maine railroad tracks to protest the transport of crude oil through the state after a deadly 2013 train crash across the Canadian border was convicted of criminal trespass for the incident, according to...

    SunRail ridership falls as managers consider expanding hours

    SunRail ridership falls as managers consider expanding hours
    SunRail ridership fell by 13 percent in August, even as managers of the commuter train are discussing whether to extend system hours to weekends and later at night. The Monday through Friday operation saw its daily passenger count drop from 4,127 in...

    Police: Man was drunk when he was struck by train

    Police: Man was drunk when he was struck by train
    A man was cited for being under the influence of alcohol after he was struck and slightly injured by a train in west suburban Oswego Tuesday afternoon. Dean Robert Holmstrom, of Oswego, was hit at the crossing on Light Road west of Commerce Drive at...

    MARC train service restored for afternoon commute

    MARC train service restored for afternoon commute
    Afternoon MARC service to Perryville and Aberdeen will be restored for the afternoon commute, according to the Maryland Transit Administration. Service to the two northern-most stations, canceled since a freight train damaged catenary wires and...