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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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  • Freight train carrying iron ore derails in New Mexico; 3 killed

    An investigation was underway Monday into the cause of a freight train derailment in southwestern New Mexico that killed the three people onboard. The Southwestern Railroads train carrying iron ore derailed and crashed about three miles outside of...
  • Clues sought in deadly New York train derailment

    NEW YORK — Passengers were dozing early Sunday as Metro-North's No. 8808 train headed into a sharp curve on tracks overlooking the roiling waters where the Harlem and Hudson rivers meet. Just after 7:20 a.m., the screeching sound of metal on metal...
  • New York train derailment: Survivors recount ordeal; 4 confirmed dead

    NEW YORK -- At least four people died and 63 were injured, some of them critically, after seven cars of a passenger train flew off the tracks in New York City on its way into Grand Central Terminal, authorities said. Police boats were scouring the...
  • Train derails north of New York City; deaths reported

    NEW YORK -- A passenger train derailed in New York City early Sunday, and initial reports said there were four deaths and dozens of injuries. The derailment occurred north of the Spuyten Duyvil station of the Bronx, and it was the third major accident...
  • Derailed New York train was traveling in area with 30 mph speed limit

    NEW YORK -- The speed limit on the tracks where a New York City passenger train derailed Sunday is 30 mph, officials said as they began investigating whether speed was a factor in the early morning crash that killed four people on the busiest travel day...
  • New York train derailment: Safety officials recover 'black box'

    NEW YORK - Investigators have recovered the "event recorder" from a Metro-North train that derailed in New York City early Sunday, a major step toward determining what caused the crash that killed four people and left scores injured. Earl F. Weener of...
  • Driver injured in crash with train in Ellicott City

    Driver injured in crash with train in Ellicott City
    A vehicle stuck on a train track in Ellicott City was struck by a train early Saturday, leaving a man injured, Howard County fire officials said. The vehicle was stuck at a set of tracks at Old Frederick Road, near the Howard and Baltimore County...
  • Railroad industry urges upgrade in oil tank car safety

    Railroad industry urges upgrade in oil tank car safety
    After a series of fiery crashes involving trains hauling crude oil, the railroad industry called on the federal government Thursday to significantly strengthen safety standards for new tank cars and require retrofitting of the nation's huge fleet of...
  • BART strike: investigation of fatal accident could take months

    BART strike: investigation of fatal accident could take months
    The investigation into the deaths of two maintenance workers who were struck and killed by a Bay Area Rapid Transit train during a routine track inspection could take a year or longer, a federal investigator told reporters Sunday. “We will be...
  • Trains slowed but running after truck crash on Red Line

    Trains slowed but running after truck crash on Red Line
    A truck cab crashed into a barrier on the Dan Ryan Expressway and struck a section of the newly minted third rail of the Red Line overnight, but the damage was repaired and trains were running this morning. The accident happened in the southbound...
  • BART workers gather for vigil for those killed in train accident

    BART workers gather for vigil for those killed in train accident
    Walnut Creek, Calif.--On Sunday evening, more than 100 Bay Area Rapid Transit employees gathered for a candlelight vigil to remember two workers who were struck and killed over the weekend by a commuter train while conducting a track inspection.  ...