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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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  • Engineer in Canada rail disaster unfairly blamed, lawyer says

    Engineer in Canada rail disaster unfairly blamed, lawyer says
    The train engineer on duty during the July 6 Canadian rail disaster that killed at least 50 people and incinerated the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic is devastated and in seclusion, his lawyer told Canadian journalists Tuesday. Tom Harding, who was the...
  • Review: Richard Artschwager a success in any dimension at Hammer

    Review: Richard Artschwager a success in any dimension at Hammer
    Richard Artschwager, who died in February at 89, was that exceedingly rare artist who made paintings and sculptures of virtually equal merit. In contemporary art, usually it's one or the other. Painters paint, sculptors sculpt, and the differences...
  • Off track on safer trains

    Off track on safer trains
    On Sept. 12, 2008, hundreds of Los Angeles-area commuters had begun their trips home from work, reflecting on their days and making plans for the evening ahead as they relaxed aboard Metrolink 111. At 4:22 p.m., however, those plans — and their...
  • Toll rises in Spain train derailment; reports say up to 60 dead

    Toll rises in Spain train derailment; reports say up to 60 dead
    A train operating on high-speed tracks in Spain derailed and crashed late Wednesday, and news reports put the death toll as high as 60. It was the second serious train derailment in Europe this month. The train was en route from Madrid to the...
  • Spain derailment: Two official investigations launched

    LONDON – As the death toll rose to 78, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced two separate investigations Thursday into a spectacular train derailment in northwest Spain, one of the worst railway disasters in the country’s history....
  • Spain train driver was on phone and speeding when crash occurred

    MADRID -- Data from "black box" recorders show the driver of a train that derailed and killed 79 passengers in northern Spain was on the phone while driving at almost twice the speed limit at the time of impact, a Spanish court said Tuesday. Audio...
  • Troopers identify man killed by derailed train car near Sanford SunRail station

    Troopers identify man killed by derailed train car near Sanford SunRail station
    A train conductor was killed when several freight cars derailed on tracks near the SunRail station in Sanford on Thursday morning, authorities said. The derailment happened on a track near SunRail construction off State Road 46, according to the Florida...
  • Spain train driver on tape during questioning: 'I won't make it'

    MADRID — The driver of a train that derailed and killed 79 people in Spain told a judge that he was going more than twice the speed limit and didn't see a dangerous curve in the tracks until it was too late, according to an audio recording of the...
  • 1937 train derailment

     
    1937 Southern Pacific freight train derailment....
  • Medical issue may have caused fatal crash off railroad overpass

    Medical issue may have caused fatal crash off railroad overpass
    SOUTH BEND — Authorities believe a medical issue may have caused a 59-year-old driver to veer off an overpass southwest of downtown Sunday, sending his pickup truck crashing onto the railroad tracks below. Michael Strantz, of the 26000 block of...
  • Truck driver in Rosedale train derailment charged with 7 traffic violations

    Truck driver in Rosedale train derailment charged with 7 traffic violations
    An Essex truck driver faces hundreds of dollars in fines but no jail time after a Baltimore County police investigation found him at fault in the Rosedale train derailment that caused a fire and chemical explosion and injured several people last month....