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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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  • Man struck, killed by light rail train in Denver ID'd

    Authorities have released the name of a pedestrian who was hit and killed by a light rail train in downtown Denver. The Denver coroner's office identified the victim Friday as 41-year-old Naythan Cordova. The cause and manner of his death have not been...
  • Police: train stopped for arrest of threatening passenger

    Police say an Amtrak train was stopped in the Hudson Valley after a 32-year-old man threatened to harm fellow passengers. State police say the train headed to Albany from Boston was stopped in rural Columbia County at about 5 p.m. Thursday. Police...
  • There is no other side to the vaccine debate

    There is no other side to the vaccine debate
    Are you at risk to get the measles? Are your kids? Duh, yes — if you are not vaccinated! Commuters on San Francisco's Bay Area Rapid Transit system were exposed to measles last week when an East Bay resident with the disease rode a BART train to...
  • Train derails after hitting boulder in India, killing 11

    A train derailed after hitting a boulder that had fallen on the track in southern India on Friday, killing at least 11 people and injuring dozens, officials said. Railways Minister Suresh Prabu said the boulder fell down an incline and derailed nine...
  • Man hit by train suffers broken arm

    A man who tried to jump across the railroad tracks in front of a freight train didn't quite make it and suffered a badly broken arm. Montana Rail Link spokesman Jim Lewis tells the Missoulian (http://bit.ly/1KSpTbF ) the injured man and a companion had...
  • Preliminary report on NY train-car collision due this month

    Federal investigators expect to issue a preliminary report this month on the fiery collision between a commuter train and an SUV in the New York City suburbs that killed six. However, such preliminary reports from the National Transportation Safety Board...
  • Train 'quiet zones' further off than first hoped in Franklin Park

    An effort to create a "quiet zone" for train horns in Franklin Park and River Grove will take longer than originally thought. "We were hoping we could get it done in 2015," said Brad Clark of Hancock Engineering. "It's looking like late 2016 based on the...
  • Light rail train hits, kills pedestrian in downtown Denver

    Police are investigating after a light rail train hit and killed a pedestrian in downtown Denver. The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/1zz5BLG ) the victim, whose name, age and gender have not been released, was hit near the Colorado Convention...
  • DOT: Kicking Out Metro-North Isn't Practical

    DOT: Kicking Out Metro-North Isn't Practical
    HARTFORD — Despite continuing frustration by some commuters and many Fairfield County lawmakers, the state can't simply replace Metro-North as its commuter train operator, state Transportation Commissioner James Redeker said Wednesday. "The New...
  • Police await cause of death for man found in tent near Ann Arbor's Amtrak train station

    Police are awaiting details on the cause of death for a 39-year-old man found dead in a tent near Ann Arbor's Amtrak station. The Ann Arbor News reports (http://bit.ly/1vmKXhd ) police Chief John Seto updated city council members Wednesday about the man'...
  • Crash in Carroll County cleared

    All lanes are open on MD 77 in Carroll County with the clearing of a single-vehicle crash on early Thursday morning, according to the state Department of Transportation. The crash in Keymar between Francis Scott Key Highway and Naylors Mill Road was...