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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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  • Train derails north of New York City; deaths reported

    NEW YORK -- A passenger train derailed in New York City early Sunday, and initial reports said there were four deaths and dozens of injuries. The derailment occurred north of the Spuyten Duyvil station of the Bronx, and it was the third major accident...
  • Derailed New York train was traveling in area with 30 mph speed limit

    NEW YORK -- The speed limit on the tracks where a New York City passenger train derailed Sunday is 30 mph, officials said as they began investigating whether speed was a factor in the early morning crash that killed four people on the busiest travel day...
  • Train in Alabama oil spill was carrying 2.7 million gallons of crude

    A train that derailed and exploded in rural Alabama was hauling 2.7 million gallons of crude oil, according to officials. The 90-car train was crossing a timber trestle above a wetland near Aliceville late Thursday night when approximately 25 rail...
  • New York train derailment: Safety officials recover 'black box'

    NEW YORK - Investigators have recovered the "event recorder" from a Metro-North train that derailed in New York City early Sunday, a major step toward determining what caused the crash that killed four people and left scores injured. Earl F. Weener of...
  • Clues sought in deadly New York train derailment

    NEW YORK — Passengers were dozing early Sunday as Metro-North's No. 8808 train headed into a sharp curve on tracks overlooking the roiling waters where the Harlem and Hudson rivers meet. Just after 7:20 a.m., the screeching sound of metal on metal...
  • Freight train carrying iron ore derails in New Mexico; 3 killed

    An investigation was underway Monday into the cause of a freight train derailment in southwestern New Mexico that killed the three people onboard. The Southwestern Railroads train carrying iron ore derailed and crashed about three miles outside of...
  • New York train engineer to be interviewed; derailment victims ID'd

    Investigators probing the derailment of a New York passenger train hoped to interview the engineer Monday or Tuesday as they tried to determine if speed, equipment failure or another factor caused seven cars to hurtle off the tracks, killing four...
  • Bad Year For Metro-North Turns Tragic

    The first two passenger cars in Sunday's Metro-North train crash in The Bronx had red stripes and "State of Connecticut" logos. The pictures should remind this state that the accident could have happened here. It ought to have our full attention. The...
  • New York train was speeding when it derailed

    NEW YORK — A speeding passenger train barreled into a sharp curve about 82 mph when it should have been traveling 30 mph, and there was no attempt to slow down until "very late in the game," investigators said Monday. Four passengers were killed...
  • New York train crash inquiry focuses on engineer's actions

    NEW YORK — The brakes on a passenger train that sped into a curve at 82 mph before derailing were functioning properly, and the engineer was working his regular shift on a familiar route and should have been fully rested, investigators said...
  • N.Y. rail crash: How much safety are railroads willing to pay for?

    When a train derails and people die, as happened Sunday in New York, there are going to be lots of questions. Eventually, there will be answers to most. But will anyone be able to answer this question: How much are the lives of train passengers worth?...