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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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  • BNSF: Oil train derailment near Galena involved safer tank cars

    BNSF: Oil train derailment near Galena involved safer tank cars
    The two rail cars that split open and burst into flames when an oil train derailed near Galena were retrofitted with protective shields to meet a higher safety standard than federal law requires, the railroad said. Thursday's accident in a rural area...
  • York train derailment concerns prompt track repairs near Route 17

    York train derailment concerns prompt track repairs near Route 17
    The mile-long train carrying North Dakota crude oil to Yorktown that derailed, burst into flames and shut down two water treatment plants in West Virginia has York County officials trying to prevent a local worst-case scenario — a train derailment...
  • Egypt scales down death toll in crash, says 7 killed

    Egypt's Health Ministry said an accident early Friday east of Cairo killed seven people, less than half of the fatalities reported in the initial confusion surrounding the crash. The accident took place when a speeding bus failed to stop in front of...
  • Taiwan subway slasher sentenced to death for killing 4

    A Taiwan court sentenced a university student to death Friday for killing four passengers on a Taipei commuter train last year. Shortly before rush hour on May 21, Cheng Chieh used a 10-centimeter (3-inch) knife in a train car traveling along the metro...
  • 1 dead after being hit by Metra train near Round Lake

    1 dead after being hit by Metra train near Round Lake
    A Metra train hit and killed a person in Round Lake Thursday evening, a spokeswoman for the agency said. Train 2129, a Milwaukee District-North Line train that left Chicago at 4:40 p.m., hit the person just before 6 p.m. just outside the Round Lake...
  • Vehicle hits light rail in city, MTA officials say

    Vehicle hits light rail in city, MTA officials say
    A vehicle struck a light rail train in Baltimore Thursday afternoon, Maryland Transit Administration officials said. The crash occurred at 11:39 a.m. at W. Madison and N. Howard streets in Mount Vernon, an agency spokesman said. The vehicle was towed...
  • Traffic: No MARC train, commuter bus service due to inclement weather

    Traffic: No MARC train, commuter bus service due to inclement weather
    The Maryland Transit Administration on Thursday said that due to a winter storm that is expected to produce up to 10 inches of snow in the area, MARC train and commuter bus services have been canceled. MTA said that the decision to cancel commuter bus...
  • Crashes at railroad crossings prompt new safety effort

    WASHINGTON Recent deadly railroad-crossing crashes have sparked interest among lawmakers and regulators in improving safety conditions where highways and rail lines intersect. Since the beginning of February, seven people have died and scores more have...
  • Winter storm disrupts mid-Atlantic transit service

    Transit agencies are canceling and modifying service as a winter storm moves into the mid-Atlantic region. Maryland officials canceled MARC train and commuter bus service Thursday and modified light rail and subway schedules. Virginia Railway Express...
  • Tri-Rail train hits car in Pompano Beach

    Tri-Rail train hits car in Pompano Beach
    No injuries were reported after a train struck a car Wednesday evening in Pompano Beach. The southbound Tri-Rail train hit the car at about 5:50 p.m. at West Copans Road just west of Interstate 95, Tri-Rail spokeswoman Bonnie Arnold said. There were...
  • Pictures in the News | Feb. 25, 2015

     
    In Wednesday's Pictures in the News, a fire damages a single-story commercial building in Hollywood leaving a woman in “grave condition,” authorities said. The cause of the fire was under investigation. Oxnard: A Metrolink train that...