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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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  • Rail service resumes between Philadelphia, Cherry Hill

    New Jersey Transit has resumed service on the Atlantic City Rail Line between Philadelphia and Cherry Hill. Trains started running again Friday beginning with the 4:33 a.m. departure from Atlantic City and the 5:37 a.m. train from Philadelphia's 30th...
  • No charges against engineer who caused deadly NYC derailment

    No criminal charges will be brought against the engineer who fell asleep at the controls of a New York City commuter train in 2013, leading to a derailment that killed four people, prosecutors said Thursday. The National Transportation Safety Board...
  • Investigators look at why train sped up before derailment

    In the moment the Amtrak train that derailed at a curve this week was supposed to be slowing down, it was accelerating, investigators said Thursday. How that came to happen has emerged as the central question surrounding the derailment, which killed...
  • Amtrak to operate system that might have prevented crash

    The deadly Amtrak derailment near Philadelphia appears to be yet another accident that didn't have to happen. It could have been avoided if a long-sought safety technology had been operating on its tracks and trains, according to information gathered...
  • Investigators look at why train sped up before derailing at curve

     Investigators look at why train sped up before derailing at curve
    In the moment the Amtrak train that derailed at a curve this week was supposed to be slowing down, it was accelerating, investigators said Thursday. How that came to happen has emerged as the central question surrounding the derailment, which killed...
  • Today's Headlines: Stopping a Train. Twain's Jump-Start.

    Hello. I'm Davan Maharaj, editor of the LosAngeles Times. A deadly train wreck revives a safety discussion, and some new rules in Santa Monica have the nation’s cities watching closely. Here are some story lines I don't want you to miss today. a...
  • Amtrak derailment mystery: Train sped up in final minute, NTSB says

    Amtrak derailment mystery: Train sped up in final minute, NTSB says
    An Amtrak passenger train that flew off the tracks at high speed, killing eight people, steadily and rapidly accelerated in the 65 seconds before entering a curve, investigators said Thursday as the mystery behind the engineer’s actions deepened....
  • Amtrak engineer was obsessed with trains as a teen

     Amtrak engineer was obsessed with trains as a teen
    Brandon Bostian was obsessed with trains while growing up, talked about them constantly and wanted to be an engineer or a conductor. "He would go on vacation and bring back subway maps," Stefanie McGee, a friend from Tennessee, recalled Thursday. "He...
  • Investigators look at why train sped up before derailment

    Investigators look at why train sped up before derailment
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In the moment the Amtrak train that derailed at a curve this week was supposed to be slowing down, it was accelerating, investigators said Thursday. How that came to happen has emerged as the central question surrounding the...
  • NTSB: Amtrak train sped up before crash

    PHILADELPHIA Right before its fatal derailment on Tuesday night, Amtrak Train 188 accelerated significantly as it approached the Frankford Junction curve, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. In barely a minute, its speed jumped from...
  • Amtrak helping with victims' medical bills and funeral costs, CEO says

    Amtrak helping with victims' medical bills and funeral costs, CEO says
    Amtrak apologized and took "full responsibility" for the deadly train derailment that killed eight people and injured about 200, and said it is helping with medical bills and funeral expenses. “The derailment of Northeast Regional Train 188 was...