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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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  • Shout Out: Jennifer Winters, Wisconsin native

    Shout Out: Jennifer Winters, Wisconsin native
    Jennifer Winters of Hinsdale answered these questions while waiting for a train at the downtown Hinsdale Metra station March 25. Q: Where did you grow up? A: Wausau, Wis.. As an adult, it becomes a little boring, but it was a great place to grow up....
  • Train driver in O'Hare CTA crash told investigators, 'I'm not clear as to when I actually ... dozed off'

    Train driver in O'Hare CTA crash told investigators, 'I'm not clear as to when I actually ... dozed off'
    Federal officials released more than 1,600 pages of documents Thursday in their investigation of last year's CTA Blue Line crash at O'Hare International Airport, including comments from the train's driver, who hasn't spoken publicly but told investigators...
  • Letters: SunRail crossing danger

    Letters: SunRail crossing danger
    I've always assumed that when motorists got hit by SunRail, they were trying to beat the train. That is, until Monday. I was on Lake Mary Boulevard at about 12:45 p.m. The gates came down, with six cars in front of me. A short time later, the gates came...
  • SunRail running today after driver possibly tried to beat train in crash

    SunRail running today after driver possibly tried to beat train in crash
    SunRail trains are running this morning after a crash involving a Ford Freestyle in Maitland on Wednesday. Police said the Ford driver may have been trying to speed across the tracks. No injuries were reported in the crash, which occurred near the...
  • Southbound lanes closed on Falls Road in Towson

    Southbound lanes closed on Falls Road in Towson
    All southbound lanes are closed on Falls Road in Towson prior to Lake Avenue due to a utility problem at 8:54 a.m. on Thursday, according to the state Department of Transportation. The Maryland Transit Administration reported minor MARC train delays at...
  • Trespassing by 'Midnight Rider' crew probably caused train death, NTSB finds

    Trespassing by 'Midnight Rider' crew probably caused train death, NTSB finds
    The fatal train accident on the set of “Midnight Rider” last year was probably caused by the film crew’s trespassing on a railroad bridge, federal safety officials announced Tuesday. Assistant camera operator Sarah Jones, 27, was...
  • Year after Blue Line crash, fired train operator says 'I'm out here struggling'

    Year after Blue Line crash, fired train operator says 'I'm out here struggling'
    The CTA said it will rebuild a damaged escalator at the O'Hare station in the spring, a year after a Blue Line train crash injured more than 30 riders and destroyed the escalator. At about 2:49 a.m., March 24, 2014, a Blue Line train traveling 26...
  • CTA to replace O'Hare station escalator wiped out in train crash

     CTA to replace O'Hare station escalator wiped out in train crash
    Work will begin this spring to replace an escalator that was destroyed a year ago when a Blue Line train crashed into the CTA terminal at O'Hare International Airport, the transit agency said Tuesday, the anniversary of the accident blamed on the train'...
  • Feds to test FEC train horns in early April

    Feds to test FEC train horns in early April
    Federal officials say they will conduct their own tests on the Florida East Coast Railway's new locomotive horns during the first week of April. The tests were prompted by numerous complaints from residents along the coastal tracks from Miami to...
  • Get ready for quicker fixes to Tri-Rail delays

    Get ready for quicker fixes to Tri-Rail delays
    Stuck on Tri-Rail? Starting Sunday, delays shouldn't last as long. That's when the commuter train will finally take over the track maintenance and dispatching from Jacksonville-based CSX Transportation, a freight railroad. Officials say passengers...
  • Crash involving school bus; another wreck on Beltway

    Crash involving school bus; another wreck on Beltway
    A four-car crash on the Beltway near the Route 1 exit caused lane closures on the Inner Loop just before 8 a.m. Tuesday. Two lanes and one shoulder are closed, according to the Maryland State Highway Administration. Also Tuesday, an empty school bus...