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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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  • Emergency roadwork on MD 32, MARC train line

    Emergency roadwork on MD 32, MARC train line
    Emergency roadwork on MD 32 South in Eldersburg prior to Liberty Road closed the right turn lane and right shoulder to southbound traffic at 8:42 a.m. Wednesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. A single-vehicle crash on MD 100...
  • State, federal guidelines should have helped avert Amtrak crash

    WASHINGTON The drivers of an oversize truck and its escort vehicle had as long as 20 minutes to call an emergency number that could have stopped an Amtrak train that was bearing down on the North Carolina railroad crossing where the truck became stuck...
  • Final Allman filmmaker gets probation in Georgia train crash

    A third filmmaker was sentenced to 10 years of probation Tuesday for her role in a train collision last year that killed a young camera assistant and injured six other crew members, allowing prosecutors to close their final criminal case in the incident...
  • U.S., Metra investigate cause of derailment

    U.S., Metra investigate cause of derailment
    Federal railroad officials and Metra are investigating the cause of Monday's derailment just before rush hour that caused the cancellation of 16 trains and delayed thousands of commuter rail passengers. Crews worked Tuesday to repair tracks, but Metra...
  • Amtrak train hits truck stopped on tracks in North Carolina; 55 hurt

    Amtrak train hits truck stopped on tracks in North Carolina; 55 hurt
    Fifty-five people were taken to hospitals Monday after an Amtrak train hit a tractor-trailer that had stopped on the tracks in North Carolina, causing a locomotive and a baggage car to derail, officials said. There were 213 people aboard the train,...
  • Train crashes into tractor-trailer; at least 55 hurt

    An Amtrak train slammed into a tractor-trailer that got stuck on the tracks while trying to make a difficult left-hand turn Monday. One of the train's cars toppled and the conductor and at least 54 others were injured. It was the third serious train...
  • Egypt scales down death toll in crash, says 7 killed

    Egypt's Health Ministry said an accident early Friday east of Cairo killed seven people, less than half of the fatalities reported in the initial confusion surrounding the crash. The accident took place when a speeding bus failed to stop in front of...
  • Deputies investigating after person hit by train in Lake Worth

    Deputies investigating after person hit by train in Lake Worth
    Deputies with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office are investigating a crash on the train tracks at 10th Avenue and North Dixie Highway. They say a pedestrian was hit by a train there. That person was killed and remains unidentified. After being...
  • Texting woman walks into path of train, survives, police say

    Police say a 27-year-old woman who was texting walked into the path of a freight train, was clipped and thrown into the air, but survived. Police say Sheena Keynna appeared to be texting Monday afternoon as she walked around the crossing gates and into...
  • Major MARC train Penn Line delays

    Major MARC train Penn Line delays
    The Maryland Transit Authority reported major MARC train Penn Line delays on Tuesday due to the termination of disabled Train 403. Train 502 has been canceled, and Train 409's equipment will be used as an on-time Train 523 from Baltimore to Washington,...
  • Hollywood watching as 'Midnight Rider' trial zooms in on film set safety

    Hollywood watching as 'Midnight Rider' trial zooms in on film set safety
    A trial focusing on film set safety and criminal liability is scheduled to open Monday in a small town in Georgia, attracting intense interest from Hollywood. Three executives of an independent film company based in Pasadena face charges of...