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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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  • Coroner: Woman skirts crossing gate, is killed by train

    An official says a woman drove her SUV around an active crossing gate and collided with an Amtrak train in Mississippi, dying within seconds. Lauderdale County Coroner Clayton Cobler said the collision happened about 3 p.m. Wednesday on Norfolk...
  • CSX train derails in western Md.; no injuries or spills

    CSX Corp. says it's investigating the cause of train derailment near the western Maryland community of Swanton. Spokesman Rob Doolittle says 11 of the 88 cars on a train traveling from Cumberland to Russell, Kentucky, derailed at about 4:30 a.m....
  • Vinyl's resurgence well represented in Naperville

    Vinyl's resurgence well represented in Naperville
    Brought to life by a group of enthused record store owners and enthusiasts in 2007, Naperville's very own Purple Dog Records store, a vintage and new vinyl store, is part of this year's national Record Store Day, a day to celebration independent record...
  • Amtrak train derails near Maine station, but no one is hurt

    An Amtrak train has derailed a couple of miles from a station in Portland, Maine. The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority says no one was hurt when Amtrak's Downeaster went off the rails Tuesday. Executive Director Patricia Quinn says 41...
  • Man hit by train in Delray Beach

    Man hit by train in Delray Beach
    A man was hit and killed by a train late Monday in Delray Beach. The crash happened just before 9 p.m. near the area of Southeast Third Street and Southeast Second Avenue. The victim, a 31-year-old man, was described as a longtime Delray Beach...
  • Blotter: iPhone stolen from restaurant in Arlington Heights

    The following items were taken from police reports. Arlington Heights A white Apple iPhone valued at $500 was stolen from the service counter of a fast-food restaurant on the 0-100 block of East Dundee Road. The theft occurred between 1:32 and 2:22 p.m....
  • MARC delays, Train 523 from Perryville canceled

    MARC delays, Train 523 from Perryville canceled
    Maryland Transit Administration officials reported delays to MARC train service Tuesday. One the Penn Line, Train 523, which departs at 8:10 a.m. from Perryville to Baltimore, is canceled because no equipment was available. Amtrak 181 will handle...
  • $39 Amtrak fares from Baltimore to New York City

    $39 Amtrak fares from Baltimore to New York City
    Want to visit Ralph Lauren's Polo Bar? Have an inkling to do some designer shopping at Century 21? What about a nice walk along Fifth Avenue or a stroll in Central Park? New York City is a short train ride from Baltimore and Amtrak is offering two...
  • Pedestrian killed by Metro Gold Line train; service disrupted

    Pedestrian killed by Metro Gold Line train; service disrupted
    A pedestrian was killed Monday morning after being struck by a Metro train near Avenue 61 in Highland Park, officials said. It was unclear why the pedestrian was struck. But authorities said service on the Metro Gold Line was disrupted and would be...
  • Audit: NY train line repair crews get little supervision

    A transportation official says railroad maintenance crews get little or no supervision and fail to document their work on a New York commuter line where six people died in a fiery crash in February. The New York Post reports Monday (http://bit.ly/1GD00x4...
  • French railway sues after cycling race crossed tracks

    France's national rail company SNCF filed a lawsuit Monday after cyclists on a prominent race crossed train tracks just seconds before a high-speed train whizzed past. SNCF announced the move in a statement, saying the incident during the Paris-Roubaix...