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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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  • Metra train strikes vehicle in Western Springs, driver escapes injury

    A motorist is lucky to be alive following a close call with a train Monday night in Western Springs. A woman accidentally drove onto the Burlington Northern Santa Fe tracks at 5:17 p.m. Monday as an outbound Metra train was approaching near the Wolf Road...
  • Empty cardboard box near Aurora caused BNSF Metra delay Tuesday

    Empty cardboard box near Aurora caused BNSF Metra delay Tuesday
    An empty cardboard box was the cause of a two-hour Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Metra train delay during rush hour Tuesday evening. Burlington Northern-Santa Fe spokesman Andy Williams said a resident reported seeing a suspicious package on the tracks by...
  • Traffic: Collision on I-695 outer loop

    Traffic: Collision on I-695 outer loop
    A two-vehicle collision on the outer loop of Interstate 695 at Old Court Road in Lochearn has closed the outer loop left traffic lane and outer loop left shoulder at 8:45 a.m. on Friday, according to the state Department of Transportation. The inner loop...
  • Pierson woman hit, killed by Amtrak train

    Pierson woman hit, killed by Amtrak train
    Laura Ann Bennett usually went home during her lunch breaks so she could spend time with her 4-month-old daughter. Bennett, 40, was driving back just after 1 p.m. Friday to her job as a dispatcher at the Seville office of JRC Transportation, a...
  • Train collides with empty SUV in Allentown

    A train collided with an unoccupied sport-utility vehicle Saturday night at 12th and Vultee streets in Allentown. According to Assistant Chief George Medero, the crash occurred around 9:45 p.m. and no injuries were reported. Details on who the SUV...
  • Traffic: Crash closes two lanes on Beltway inner loop at Wilkens Ave.

    Traffic: Crash closes two lanes on Beltway inner loop at Wilkens Ave.
    A four-vehicle crash has closed two of four inner loop lanes on Interstate 695 at Wilkens Avenue at 9 a.m. Monday, state transportation officials said. The inner loop and outer loop shoulders are also closed for the crash. A three-vehicle crash has...
  • Newport News woman hit by cargo train in Lynchburg

    A 21-year-old Newport News woman was injured over the weekend when she was hit by a cargo train in Lynchburg, according to a police department news release.  The incident happened just before 4;30 p.m. Saturday on a trestle near Riverside Park,...
  • SunRail will run on Veterans Day

    SunRail will run on Veterans Day
    The SunRail commuter train, which often closes on holidays, will run its normal schedule Tuesday for Veterans Day. The train carries passenges from around 5:30 a.m. to nearly 10 p.m. weekdays, depending on the stop. SunRail operates a 31.5-mile system,...
  • Man Found On Fire On Top Of Train Dies, MTA Says

    Man Found On Fire On Top Of Train Dies, MTA Says
    GREENWICH – A 21-year-old man who was found on fire on top of a New York-bound passenger train has died, a transit spokesman said Monday afternoon. Brian McClellen, of Cleveland, Ohio, died, said Aaron Donovan, a Metropolitan Transportation...
  • Traffic: Incident on U.S. 29 in Columbia

    Traffic: Incident on U.S. 29 in Columbia
    An incident on U.S. 29 South in Columbia at Broken Land Parkway has closed two southbound off-ramp lanes and the southbound right shoulder at 8:36 a.m. on Tuesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. A two-vehicle collision on Interstate...
  • Balky SunRail ticket machines might not be fixed until end of the year

    Balky SunRail ticket machines might not be fixed until end of the year
    The technology behind SunRail's ticketing system continues to vex the commuter train, and the planned fixes may not take hold until year's end. The tap-on, tap-off machines at each of SunRail's 12 stations tend to freeze when would-be passengers use...