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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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  • Reader feedback April 22: Slide the City, tragedy at train tracks, tax increases budgeted

    Slide the City creates splash Slide the City will transform the Settler's Landing bridge in Hampton into a giant slip-and-slide June 20, allowing participants to glide down 1,000 feet of padded vinyl while music, food and local vendors line each side....
  • Deputies: Man killed by Amtrak train may have been wearing headphones

    Deputies: Man killed by Amtrak train may have been wearing headphones
    A man hit by an Amtrak train and killed in Polk County Monday was identified as Jonathan Stewart of Davenport. Stewart's family members told Polk County deputies the 31-year-old often walked to work along the train tracks while listening to headphones,...
  • Japan's maglev train breaks world speed record with 375 mph test run

    Japan's maglev train breaks world speed record with 375 mph test run
    A Japanese maglev that is the fastest passenger train in the world has broken its own speed record. Operator JR Central said the train reached 375 miles per hour in a test run on Tuesday, surpassing its previous record of 361 mph set in 2003. The...
  • Quadruple rainbow graces New York's sky

    Quadruple rainbow graces New York's sky
    People across the country are going wild for a picture of a quadruple rainbow that was taken Tuesday morning in New York and shared on Twitter. Amanda Curtis snapped the photo just as her commuter train was arriving in Glen Cove, not realizing how...
  • Metrolink will extend 91 line to south Perris

    Metrolink will extend 91 line to south Perris
    In its first major expansion since 1994, the Metrolink commuter railroad that serves Southern California is converting 24 miles of an old freight route to passenger service between Riverside and Perris. The $248-million project will extend Metrolink's...
  • Man killed after being hit by Amtrak train

    Man killed after being hit by Amtrak train
    Authorities say a man walking on a train track in central Florida was hit and killed by a passenger train. The Miami-bound Amtrak train was traveling at 50 miles per hour Monday when the conductor spotted the man walking ahead on the tracks. The...
  • Pedestrian fatally struck by train in Oakland Park

    A pedestrian was struck and killed by an Amtrak train Monday evening when he stepped onto tracks in Oakland Park, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office. After the 6:15 p.m. accident, the southbound train stopped near Oakland Park Boulevard,...
  • Amtrak train strikes, kills man walking on tracks in Davenport

    Amtrak train strikes, kills man walking on tracks in Davenport
    One person is dead after a passenger train crash in Davenport Monday afternoon, Polk County Sheriff's Office officials say. The crash happened about 2 p.m. Monday. The conductor of the 10-car Amtrak train told investigators that he saw a man walking on...
  • Amtrak train strikes vehicle in Suffolk

    Amtrak train strikes vehicle in Suffolk
    A wreck involving an Amtrak train and an unoccupied vehicle Saturday night in Suffolk remains under investigation by police, according to a city news release. Emergency dispatchers received a call around 10:51 p.m. regarding a wreck that occurred at the...
  • Tri-Rail trains delayed after fatality on tracks

    Tri-Rail trains delayed after fatality on tracks
    About 150 passengers were stranded for about two and a half hours aboard a Tri-Rail train Sunday afternoon after a southbound train struck and killed a pedestrian. The body was on the southbound tracks near Northwest 22nd Street, south of Oakland Park...
  • Millennials' desire to rent changing local landscape

     Millennials' desire to rent changing local landscape
    Jennifer Brookland lives in Odenton, works in Washington, D.C., and is planning to move to North Carolina next month for her husband's medical school residency. Mobility is important. Brookland, 31, chose her apartment complex for its proximity to the...