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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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  • Three injured in 210 Freeway big-rig crash in Pasadena

    Three injured in 210 Freeway big-rig crash in Pasadena
    Three people were hurt Monday afternoon when a big rig crashed into the center divider of the westbound 210 Freeway and jumped up onto a railway line, prompting the closure of three lanes in Pasadena, the Los Angeles Times reported. The big rig driver...
  • Person struck by Metra train at Joliet station

    Person struck by Metra train at Joliet station
    Service on the Heritage Corridor line was halted this morning after a pedestrian was struck at the Joliet station, according to Metra. The person was struck shortly after 7 a.m., according to a Metra spokesman. The No. 918 train headed toward Chicago...
  • Swiss passenger train derails into ravine, several injured

    A passenger train derailed into a ravine in a mountainous region of southeastern Switzerland after encountering a mudslide on the tracks, Swiss police said on Wednesday. Several passengers were injured after at least three train carriages came off the...
  • Family: Woman may have gone to help brother when both hit by train

    Family: Woman may have gone to help brother when both hit by train
    Even as children growing up in their Lawndale neighborhood, Berry and Margaret Huddleston were inseparable siblings, their family members and close friends said. Although she was younger, whenever Margaret Huddleston ventured out from the West Side home...
  • Man struck, killed by freight train in Carlsbad

    Man struck, killed by freight train in Carlsbad
    A 22-year-old man was struck and killed by a passing freight train late Thursday night in Carlsbad, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said. According to witnesses, the man ignored the crossing warning system and attempted to cross the tracks...
  • 2 killed when car hit by freight train in Gary

    2 killed when car hit by freight train in Gary
    A woman and man died after the car they were in was hit by a freight train in Gary early this morning, authorities said. Renee Mckenzie, 29, of Gary, and William McCurry, of the 5700 block of South May Street in Chicago, were pronounced dead on the...
  • The rumble and the risk to life along the tracks

     The rumble and the risk to life along the tracks
    Late Thursday afternoon, Kenneth Reed was in his backyard when he heard something strange up on the railroad tracks. "A sound I never heard in all the 45 years I been on this block," he said Friday, standing next to the train embankment on South Homan...
  • Train kills man who was sitting on railroad tracks in Encinitas

    A train hit and killed a 40-year-old man sitting on the railroad tracks in Encinitas early Saturday, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said. Witnesses say the man was sitting on the tracks with his head in his hands and "looking downward"...
  • Along route north, shelter operators heed calling to aid desperate migrants

    ARRIAGA, Mexico He's not in it for money or self-gratification. He does it for migrants who have no voice, who are afraid to stand out in a country that's not their own. He has dedicated his life to helping secure theirs. Carlos Solis eats, sleeps and...
  • Train derails in Belcamp; 2 killed in Bel Air fire; new islands eyed [50 years ago]

    As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, Aug. 6, 1964: Three diesel engines and 30 box cars of a northbound B&O freight train headed for Jersey City derailed in Belcamp. The crash occurred when one of the cars was derailed about three...
  • Delays after Metra train kills pedestrian near Morton Grove

    Delays after Metra train kills pedestrian near Morton Grove
    Metra service was delayed Monday evening after a train fatally struck a pedestrian near Morton Grove, the transit agency said. The outbound Milwaukee District North Line train 2127 left Union Station at 4:15 p.m. and was slated to stop in Deerfield at...