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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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  • Man killed in collision with Tri-Rail train hoped to become stockbroker, friend says

    Man killed in collision with Tri-Rail train hoped to become stockbroker, friend says
    Friends knew Jay Michael Manzo as the life of the party, a former professional stand up comic and free spirit who loved to make people laugh. But the 35-year-old North Lauderdale resident was also serious about becoming a stockbroker, a career for which...
  • Stopped freight train causes morning commuter chaos in Plainfield

    Stopped freight train causes morning commuter chaos in Plainfield
    A freight train came to a halt in downtown Plainfield on Thursday morning, blocking multiple crossings and causing commuter chaos. The freight train, operated by CN, stalled on the tracks about 6:30 a.m., cutting off crossings at Lockport Street and...
  • Empty cardboard box near Aurora caused BNSF Metra delay Tuesday

    Empty cardboard box near Aurora caused BNSF Metra delay Tuesday
    An empty cardboard box was the cause of a two-hour Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Metra train delay during rush hour Tuesday evening. Burlington Northern-Santa Fe spokesman Andy Williams said a resident reported seeing a suspicious package on the tracks by...
  • Teen struck by train in downtown Hinsdale

    A 17-year-old girl was in critical condition Saturday night after being struck by a train in downtown Hinsdale. The incident occurred about 7 p.m. near the Garfield crossing. The girl was taken to Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and later transferred to...
  • Father of boy, 11, hit by Metra train: 'I thank God that he let him live'

    Father of boy, 11, hit by Metra train: 'I thank God that he let him live'
    Alex Zepeda was running late for school and couldn't wait any longer for his mother to take him. Worried about a project that was due, the 11-year-old dashed out the door hoping to catch up with the school bus that had just passed his home in Blue Island...
  • Blotter: Evanston passenger resists arrest from morning Metra train in Glencoe

    The following incidents were listed among the official reports of the Glencoe Police Department. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that determination. All court appearances are at...
  • Strangers reach out to help family of boy, 11, hit by Metra train

    Strangers reach out to help family of boy, 11, hit by Metra train
    The father of an 11-year-old boy who lost a leg when he was struck by a Metra train while chasing a school bus said Friday he is grateful for the generosity of strangers who have reached out to help the cash-strapped family just weeks before Christmas....
  • H.B. man injured, cited in crash at railroad crossing

    A Huntington Beach man was cited for what police said was driving under the influence after the vehicle he was driving crashed into a metal pole. Safety officials responded to the area of McFadden Avenue and Huntington Village Lane at about 11:30 p.m....
  • Authorities identify pedestrian fatally struck by train in Oakland Park

    Authorities identify pedestrian fatally struck by train in Oakland Park
    The Broward Sheriff's Office on Friday identified Gemayel Prince Walker as the pedestrian who was fatally struck by a Tri-Rail train Nov. 26 in Oakland Park. Investigators identified the 31-year-old using a passport found near his body on the tracks,...
  • Four people stabbed on Amtrak train from Chicago to Michigan

    Four people stabbed on Amtrak train from Chicago to Michigan
    Four people were stabbed Friday night by a man on an Amtrak train traveling from Chicago to Port Huron, police in Niles, Mich., confirmed. The stabbings happened on Train 364 when it was at the Niles train station about 7 p.m., said Kimberly Woods, an...
  • Mom, 3 kids killed in crash heading to Halloween parade

    Mom, 3 kids killed in crash heading to Halloween parade
    A mother and three of her children on their way to a Halloween parade were killed and a fourth child seriously injured when their vehicle was hit by a freight train in southern Illinois, police said on Friday. The accident happened on Thursday night...