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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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  • Spain train driver was on phone and speeding when crash occurred

    MADRID -- Data from "black box" recorders show the driver of a train that derailed and killed 79 passengers in northern Spain was on the phone while driving at almost twice the speed limit at the time of impact, a Spanish court said Tuesday. Audio...
  • Toll rises in Spain train derailment; reports say up to 60 dead

    Toll rises in Spain train derailment; reports say up to 60 dead
    A train operating on high-speed tracks in Spain derailed and crashed late Wednesday, and news reports put the death toll as high as 60. It was the second serious train derailment in Europe this month. The train was en route from Madrid to the...
  • Spain train derailment: At least one American killed, 5 injured

    Spain train derailment: At least one American killed, 5 injured
    An American was killed and five were injured in a deadly train derailment in northwest Spain, the State Department said Thursday. They were among at least 80 fatalities and scores of injuries in one of the worst railway disasters in Spain’s...
  • Spain derailment: Two official investigations launched

    LONDON – As the death toll rose to 78, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced two separate investigations Thursday into a spectacular train derailment in northwest Spain, one of the worst railway disasters in the country’s history....
  • French train derailment traced to broken steel clip

    French train derailment traced to broken steel clip
    PARIS — A problem with a steel clip appears to have caused the French train accident Friday that resulted in at least six deaths, according to the French rail company SNCF. The clip, located on a switch some 200 yards from a train station, “...
  • Metrolink Unveils New 'Positive Train Control' Safety System

    Metrolink Unveils New 'Positive Train Control' Safety System
    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Metrolink officials were scheduled to unveil a new safety system Monday morning designed to keep trains from colliding, even in case of human error. Called "positive train control" technology, the system links passenger and...
  • New train safety system unveiled with '08 Metrolink crash in mind

     
    Transportation officials are scheduled to unveil a safety measure Monday morning designed to keep trains from colliding even in case of human error....
  • More than 40 hurt when truck, Amtrak train collide

     
    Passengers aboard an Amtrak train described a chaotic scene when it was hit by a big rig Monday in California's Central Valley, injuring more than 40 people. Three cars derailed. Passengers said they felt the impact and then saw a......
  • 30 to 40 hurt as Amtrak train, big rig collide in Central Valley

     
    A big rig careened into a southbound Amtrak train Monday in California's Central Valley, injuring 30 to 40 people as three cars derailed....
  • Mission Viejo car crash kills one, halts trains for four hours

     
    Mission Viejo Car Crash Kills One, Halts Train Traffic for Four Hours...
  • Review: Richard Artschwager a success in any dimension at Hammer

    Review: Richard Artschwager a success in any dimension at Hammer
    Richard Artschwager, who died in February at 89, was that exceedingly rare artist who made paintings and sculptures of virtually equal merit. In contemporary art, usually it's one or the other. Painters paint, sculptors sculpt, and the differences...