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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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  • Official: At least 16 dead in Mexico bus-train crash

    A passenger bus and a freight train collided at a grade crossing in northern Mexico, killing at least 16 people and injuring 22, a Mexican official said. The official said the accident occurred Friday in the town of Anahuac, which is Tamaulipas state...
  • Bostonians grit teeth through nightmare commutes after snows

    Nearly 8 feet of snowfall this winter has paralyzed greater Boston's transit system, infuriating commuters on and off the rails who may not see a return to normal for at least a month. Commuter, subway and Amtrak trains were delayed or canceled...
  • Death toll from bus-train crash in Mexico put at 20

    The number of confirmed dead from a collision between a passenger bus and a freight train in northern Mexico has been raised to 20, officials said Saturday. Authorities in the state of Nuevo Leon said 16 dead were taken to facilities there after Friday's...
  • Derailment complicates regulators' rule-making task

    WASHINGTON Monday's derailment in West Virginia of a CSX train carrying crude oil occurred at a politically sensitive point as the Obama administration is working on a long-awaited proposed regulation on tank cars that carry oil and ethanol. Just two...
  • Derailment complicates regulators’ rule-making task

    WASHINGTON — Monday's derailment in West Virginia of a CSX train carrying crude oil occurred at a politically sensitive point as the Obama administration is working on a long-awaited proposed regulation on tank cars that carry oil and ethanol. Just...
  • Some public transit canceled amid snow

    Some public transit canceled amid snow
    People who decide to venture out in the Baltimore-Washington region can expect headaches if they want to use public transportation. Two morning trains on the MARC Penn line were canceled, the 10:25 a.m. departure from Baltimore and the 7:50 a.m....
  • Fire smolders a 3rd day from W.Va. oil train derailment

    A fire sparked by a train derailment in southern West Virginia smoldered for a third day Wednesday, keeping federal and state investigators at bay and leading residents near the site worrying about the long-term water quality of a nearby river. The...
  • Ohio city seeks federal grant for proposed train stop

    Officials in a southwest Ohio city say they will seek a federal grant for a proposed passenger train stop in the area. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports (http://bit.ly/1yWg2ZS ) city officials in Oxford plan to apply for a U.S. Department of...
  • Ex-Police Commissioner: Amtrak train 'saved' by MBTA train

    Former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis says an Amtrak train he was riding had to be bailed out by a train from greater Boston's much-maligned regional transit system, the MBTA. Davis, who served as the city's top cop from 2006 to 2013, told Boston....
  • Tankers in West Virginia explosion were newer, supposedly safer model

    PITTSBURGH The railroad cars involved in the fiery derailment in West Virginia on Monday were a newer model that was supposed to be safer than older tankers blamed in other recent oil train explosions. The ruptured cars were built to specifications...
  • Mayor wants Metra station in Montgomery

    Mayor wants Metra station in Montgomery
    Mayor Matt Brolley wants a Metra commuter train station in Montgomery. Brolley told the audience at his State of the Village address Tuesday that a commuter station is a crucial asset to the future development of the downtown area. Michael Gillis, a...