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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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  • Boy, 13, walking home from school struck, killed by train in Cedar Lake

    Boy, 13, walking home from school struck, killed by train in Cedar Lake
    A 13-year-old boy was struck and killed by a train as he walked home from school along train tracks in northwest Indiana. Jeffery Bellinger of Cedar Lake was struck around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday about 200 feet north of 137th Avenue and the CSX train...
  • Coroner rules on cause of missing veteran's death

    Coroner rules on cause of missing veteran's death
    Results of an autopsy show that Libertyville Army veteran Dan Nerstrom committed suicide, a fear that friends and family had hoped to prevent for the more than three months he was missing. Orlando Portillo, chief deputy coroner at the Lake County...
  • Elmhurst installs new bicycle fix-it station near Metra train stop

    Elmhurst installs new bicycle fix-it station near Metra train stop
    Bicycle riders with mechanicals might find the tool they're looking for at a do-it-yourself repair station at the Elmhurst Metra station. The station includes a bike holding rack, a hand-operated pump and an assortment of high-quality hand tools, all...
  • Metra train strikes, kills pedestrian near Lisle

    Metra train strikes, kills pedestrian near Lisle
    An inbound BNSF Metra train fatally struck a pedestrian Monday afternoon in Lisle, according to officials. The train, which was scheduled to depart Lisle at 4:08 p.m. and get to Chicago at 4:58 p.m., was stopped near Lisle because it struck a pedestrian...
  • 1 dead after Chicago-bound train hits truck in southwestern Illinois

    1 dead after Chicago-bound train hits truck in southwestern Illinois
    Authorities say one person has died after an Amtrak passenger train struck a pickup truck in southwestern Illinois. Alton Fire Chief Mark Harris said the collision happened about 9:30 a.m. Sunday at a crossing in his city, just northeast of St. Louis....
  • 1 dead in train-truck collision in southwestern Illinois

    1 dead in train-truck collision in southwestern Illinois
    Authorities say one person has died after an Amtrak passenger train struck a pickup truck in southwestern Illinois. Alton Fire Chief Mark Harris says the collision happened around 9:30 Sunday morning at a crossing in his city, just northeast of St....
  • Pedestrian killed by train near Halethorpe station

    Pedestrian killed by train near Halethorpe station
    A pedestrian was struck and killed by a MARC train Saturday while standing on the tracks near Halethorpe Station, the Maryland Transportation Administration said. MTA said that the incident occurred shortly before noon and involved MARC train 481, which...
  • 'Sunrise Express' slashes commute time, more riders eyed

    CHESTERTON — The new general manager of the South Shore commuter rail service thinks the new "Sunrise Express" service that chugs off Monday from South Bend to Chicago will be a game changer, attracting new commuters to jobs in the city. The six-...
  • 16-year-old boy on way to school killed by freight train out of Allentown

    16-year-old boy on way to school killed by freight train out of Allentown
    LEBANON. (AP) — A 16-year-old Pennsylvania boy has been struck and killed by a freight train while walking to school. Police say the boy was hit by a westbound Norfolk Southern train in Lebanon at around 6:45 a.m. Friday and pronounced dead at a...
  • Letter to the editor: Train wrecks involving oil tank cars a concern

    Beginning in 2012 and through March of 2015, we have had eight oil tank-car train wreaks, all with spillage. First in Lac-Megantic, Canada, where 47 people burned to death and the town was obliterated. Since then, a second in Alabama, a third in Canada...
  • Text messages in spotlight in Geneva murder trial

    Text messages in spotlight in Geneva murder trial
    Kathleen King exchanged thousands of text messages with the man who made her "the happiest" she had ever been. That man wasn't her husband, Geneva resident Shadwick King. "Yeah, I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason so I know I...