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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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  • 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...
  • Topeka man hit by train, walks away

    Topeka man hit by train, walks away
    Shawnee County authorities say a man who was hit by a train simply got back up and kept walking.     Sheriff Herman Jones says the conductor of a BNSF train saw the man walking on the tracks Thursday. He and tried to slow down and blew the horn but the...
  • 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....
  • Engineer in Canada rail disaster unfairly blamed, lawyer says

    Engineer in Canada rail disaster unfairly blamed, lawyer says
    The train engineer on duty during the July 6 Canadian rail disaster that killed at least 50 people and incinerated the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic is devastated and in seclusion, his lawyer told Canadian journalists Tuesday. Tom Harding, who was the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Rosedale train derailment creates explosion that broke windows; smoke visible for miles

    Rosedale train derailment creates explosion that broke windows; smoke visible for miles
    A freight train smacked into a truck carrying garbage and careened off the tracks in Rosedale Tuesday afternoon, triggering an explosion felt throughout the region and sending up a plume of black smoke visible for miles. Authorities identified the...
  • Derailment reaction: 'I thought it was a missile, that we were under attack'

    Derailment reaction: 'I thought it was a missile, that we were under attack'
    The explosion blasted out the windows at Shepherd Electric Supply as pieces of the ceiling rained down and the building groaned. Roger Sampson, an employee, had lived in earthquake-prone Los Angeles for eight years and felt a quake shake Maryland two...
  • Train derails in Rosedale area

    Train derails in Rosedale area
    A freight train smacked into a truck carrying garbage and careened off the tracks in Rosedale Tuesday afternoon, triggering an explosion felt throughout the region and sending up a plume of black smoke visible for miles. Authorities identified the driver...