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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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  • A year after derailment, mourning parents find solace in community

    A year after derailment, mourning parents find solace in community
    One year ago, when one hour of sleep a night was all Mark Mayr could manage in his grief, he set a goal: "I've got to make it through a year." Eventually, sleep returned. But last week, as the first anniversary of his daughter Rose Mayr's death in a...
  • 22-year-old woman fatally struck by train in Rosedale

    22-year-old woman fatally struck by train in Rosedale
    A 22-year-old Rosedale woman was fatally struck by a CSX train Friday afternoon in what Baltimore County police said appears to be an accident. The victim was identified as April Marie Jones of the 7900 block of Oakdale Ave. in Rosedale. Authorities...
  • Pictures in the News | August 26, 2013

     
    Monday's Pictures in the News begins near Yosemite National Park, where thousands of firefighters on Monday entered a 10th day of trying to slow the pace of the massive Rim fire as it spreads across dry, rugged terrain near Yosemite, threatening thousands...
  • Angels Flight derailment: Passenger would like her 50 cents back

    Angels Flight derailment: Passenger would like her 50 cents back
    Dana Harris was about to cross Hill Street when she heard the Angels Flight rail car behind her shake and grind louder than normal. When she turned around, the lower train had twisted off its track, leaving its sole passenger stranded in a derailed car....
  • 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...
  • Angels Flight could be shut down for months, NTSB says

    Angels Flight could be shut down for months, NTSB says
    Angels Flight could be shut down for months while federal officials investigate why the funicular derailed last week, stranding six passengers. The railway, billed as the shortest in the world at 298 feet, stopped Thursday when the car, called Sinai,...
  • Victims of Metrolink's 2008 crash in Chatsworth honored with memorial

    Victims of Metrolink's 2008 crash in Chatsworth honored with memorial
    In a solemn ceremony, a memorial honoring the victims of the 2008 Metrolink crash in Chatsworth was unveiled Thursday at the Moorpark railroad station.Photos Victims and the relatives of those who were killed or injured gathered on the fifth anniversary...
  • Interior Time Machine: Train wreck injures five slightly

    Interior Time Machine: Train wreck injures five slightly
    The March 17, 1953, issue of The Interior Journal features the intriguing headline “Train wreck injures five slightly.” It’s odd to think of a train wreck being “slight” in any way — it seems similar to saying a...
  • Train hitting pedestrian disrupts BNSF Metra service

    Train hitting pedestrian disrupts BNSF Metra service
    A pedestrian was hit by a train tonight, causing BNSF Metra trains to be delayed for hours. The pedestrian was hit by the train near Cass Avenue in Westmont, said Tom Miller, a Metra spokesman. He did not know the condition of the pedestrian. The...
  • Father charged in Elgin accident involving Metra train

    Father charged in Elgin accident involving Metra train
    A father of two was charged with four misdemeanors Sunday after his car missed a bend in the road, collided with a guard rail and was struck by a Metra train Saturday night, severely injuring his 14-month-old daughter, according to Elgin police. Pedro...
  • Metra, Plainfield woman settle lawsuit from 2003 derailment

    Metra, Plainfield woman settle lawsuit from 2003 derailment
    Metra and the family of a Plainfield woman injured in the 2003 derailment of a Rock Island Line train have agreed to settle a personal injury lawsuit for $1.8 million, according to the family's attorney and Metra. Kathryn Kuk, 54, suffered multiple...