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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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  • New Trier shuttles kids from train to class during cold snap

    It was business as usual at New Trier High School on Thursday, where classes were in session, buildings were warm and mini-buses were dispatched to shuttle students and staff from the local train depot to the Winnetka campus due to subzero temperatures....
  • Senator: W.Va. oil train derailment shows pipeline need

    The derailment and explosion this week of a train carrying crude oil through West Virginia shows the need for President Barack Obama to approve the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline, U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch said Thursday. Hatch, Utah's senior...
  • Feds: Speed doesn't appear to be factor in oil train crash

    Speed doesn't appear to have been a factor in an oil-train derailment in southern West Virginia, a federal transportation official said Thursday. The CSX train was going 33 mph at the time of Monday's crash in the town of Mount Carbon. The speed limit...
  • Intersection in Riviera Beach reopens after train derailment

    Intersection in Riviera Beach reopens after train derailment
    — A Florida East Coast Railway train derailed Wednesday night, but no one was injured, officials said. The train ran off the tracks just before 7 p.m. near the railroad crossing at Blue Heron Boulevard and Old Dixie Highway. It took crews...
  • Traffic: Collision on I-95 North in Baltimore City

    Traffic: Collision on I-95 North in Baltimore City
    An incident on Interstate 95 North past the Fort McHenry Tunnel toll plaza closed the right shoulder to northbound traffic at 8:34 a.m. Wednesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. A disabled vehicle on MD 140 East in Westminster...
  • Residents displaced in West Virginia train derailment wait to return home

    OAK HILL, W.Va. John Carelli and his family were ready to head home to Mount Carbon, W.Va., on Wednesday afternoon. Five of the up to 125 people still displaced by the Monday derailment of a CSX train hauling 3 million gallons of North Dakota crude oil...
  • Derailment involving North Dakota crude sparks complaints

    The derailment in West Virginia of a train carrying oil from North Dakota is prompting complaints that state and federal governments aren't doing enough to ensure the safe transport of crude by rail. A train carrying 3 million gallons of crude from North...
  • Word Watch: Our Love/Hate Relationship With Puns

    Pity the pun. Spurned as the lowest and dullest form of wit, the pun elicits groans not giggles. Charles Lamb called the pun "a pistol let off at the ear." Ambrose Bierce defined the pun as "a form of wit, to which wise men stoop and fools aspire."...
  • Racist Chelsea fans filmed blocking black passenger from Paris Metro

    Racist Chelsea fans filmed blocking black passenger from Paris Metro
    Chelsea fans chanting "we're racist and we like it" could be heard throughout the Paris Metro on Tuesday as a British videojournalist filmed them blocking a black passenger from getting on the train, according to The Washington Post.  Paul Nolan...
  • AP Source: Gunman in Copenhagen attacks just got out of jail

    The Danish gunman who attacked a free-speech seminar and a synagogue in Copenhagen was released about two weeks ago from a jail where he may have been radicalized while serving time for a vicious stabbing. As Denmark mourned the two victims, these and...
  • Train carrying 3 million gallons of crude still burning

    Oil cars were still burning more than a day after a train carrying 3 million gallons of North Dakota crude derailed in a West Virginia snowstorm, shooting fireballs into the sky. Hundreds of families were evacuated after losing their drinking water and...