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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

Top Railway Disasters Articles

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  • 1 injured in vehicle-train collision on Long Island

    Authorities say a driver will be issued a summons after allegedly driving around a downed crossing gate before colliding with a Long Island Rail Road train in Patchogue (PACH'-awg). MTA official say the incident occurred shortly after noon Tuesday at the...
  • MTA expands Camden Line MARC service to bolster university connections

    MTA expands Camden Line MARC service to bolster university connections
    Additional weekday MARC train service will be added to the Camden Line next week as part of an initiative to boost connections between University of Maryland's campuses in Baltimore and College Park, the Maryland Transit Administration said Tuesday. The...
  • Police: Calif. commuter train engineer has died of injuries from crash

    Police: Calif. commuter train engineer has died of injuries from crash
    One week after being gravely injured in a collision between a Metrolink train and a pickup truck in Oxnard, the train's engineer has died. Glenn Steele, 62, died early Tuesday of injuries at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center suffered in the Feb. 24 crash in...
  • Engineer dies from California train crash injuries

    An engineer died Tuesday after being injured last week when a Southern California commuter train smashed into a truck on the tracks and derailed, officials said. Glenn Steele, 62, died at Cedar Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he was...
  • Regulators to police: Issue more tickets at rail crossings

    National railroad regulators are asking local police departments to issue more tickets to drivers who ignore warnings at crossings. The Federal Railroad Administration says it's the first step in a safety campaign. The campaign was spurred by accidents...
  • West Glenview residents fight proposal to add train lines

    West Glenview residents want to block a proposed project to build a freight train holding yard in their neighborhood. The tracks would be added to existing Union Pacific rail lines from about West Lake Avenue to past Willow Road near Shermer Road to hold...
  • MD 147 in Carney closed; Harbor Connector closed for ice

    MD 147 in Carney closed; Harbor Connector closed for ice
    All lanes are closed on MD 147 in Carney at Placid Avenue due to a two-vehicle collision with injury at 8:39 a.m. on Tuesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. The Maryland Transportation Authority said at 8:17 a.m. that right tube...
  • Study: Oil trains pose risk to region

    Study: Oil trains pose risk to region
    Oil trains coursing through Pennsylvania put a sizable portion of the state's population at risk daily, including tens of thousands of Lehigh Valley residents, according to two reports released Monday. Living within the potential evacuation zone of an...
  • Pedestrian killed in train crash near Jacksonville

    A Norfolk Southern freight train struck and killed a pedestrian near Jacksonville. The crash happened Monday night in a wooded area near the Trout River. The Florida Times-Union (http://bit.ly/1F4hiz1 ) reports the engineer told authorities he saw the...
  • Man killed by Metra train on the Far South Side

    Man killed by Metra train on the Far South Side
    A man died Monday afternoon after being struck by a Metra Electric Line train on the Far South Side, officials said. The accident happened at 95th Street and the Metra Electric Line tracks in the Rosemoor neighborhood on the Far South Side, said Metra...
  • New fire chief named in District of Columbia

    A new fire chief has been named in the nation's capital, where the fire department has been struggling to meet the demands of a growing population and rapidly increasing number of emergency calls. District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser named Gregory...