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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

Top Railway Disasters Articles

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • SunRail gets slammed with Winter Park festival riders

    SunRail gets slammed with Winter Park festival riders
    The SunRail commuter train carried an estimated 26,000 passengers this weekend as it offered free rides to the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. Wannabe riders should look for more SunRail service catering to special events, said Orlando Mayor Buddy...
  • Development near GSU is a political football

    Development near GSU is a political football
    With Governors State University now a four-year college, and a new interchange to be completed at Interstate 57 and Stuenkel Road this fall, University Park should be ripe for economic development. But the matter of how to develop the village, bring...
  • Amtrak train hit tractor-trailer too big for I-95

    Amtrak train hit tractor-trailer too big for I-95
    The 127-ton tractor-trailer that derailed an Amtrak train at a railroad crossing in North Carolina was about three times the size and weight of a standard 18-wheeler, so huge it required a Highway Patrol escort, and so tall that it had to take back...
  • Virginia, CSX offer advice for crude-by-rail accidents

     Virginia, CSX offer advice for crude-by-rail accidents
    A big lesson from the crude oil train that derailed in Lynchburg last April, sparked a raging fire and spilled fuel into the James River is this: Get ready for the next one. Not that emergency response experts are predicting another derailment in...
  • SunRail trains full of Winter Park art festival fans

    SunRail trains full of Winter Park art festival fans
    Crowds are growing and could get worse on the SunRail commuter train today as more and more people show up at the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. The parking lot at the northernmost stop, DeBary, is full and SunRail spokesman Steve Olson is...
  • Passenger train derails in north India killing 26 people

    Passenger train derails in north India killing 26 people
    Three coaches of a passenger train derailed in northern India on Friday, killing 26 people, and rescuers were using gas cutters to rip apart the mangled wreckage to find trapped people. At least 30 people were injured. Rescue workers had pulled out 26...
  • Cedar Lake mother grieves over death of 13-year-old son hit by train

    Cedar Lake mother grieves over death of 13-year-old son hit by train
    Jeffery Bellinger told his mother he just wanted to enjoy the spring-like weather Tuesday when he asked for permission to walk home from Hanover Middle School. Jeffery, 13, called about 3 p.m. to see if he could make the trek from the school at 10631...
  • Park Ridge agrees to give alley to fitness club for $1

    Park Ridge agrees to give alley to fitness club for $1
    The city of Park Ridge has relinquished ownership of a former alley in return for a $1 payment. The City Council voted 6-1 on March 16 to vacate the alley behind 826 W. Touhy Ave., the site of the former Napleton car dealership, in order for a developer...
  • NTSB preliminary report confirms Oxnard Metrolink derailment details

    NTSB preliminary report confirms Oxnard Metrolink derailment details
    A preliminary federal report on the Oxnard train derailment confirms details on how a truck became lodged on the tracks just moments before last month's fatal crash. The National Transportation Safety Board report released Thursday says the truck driver...