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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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  • Blumenthal Joins Federal Push For New Rail Safety Rules

    Hoping to avoid long delays for a new nationwide rail safety system, five senators, including Sen. Richard Blumenthal, put forward a compromise bill on Friday. Their proposal would force railroads to be more open about their safety initiatives, protect...
  • Metra, unions OK whistleblower-type program

    Metra, unions OK whistleblower-type program
    Metra, railroad unions and the Federal Railroad Administration on Thursday announced the start of a whistleblower-type program to allow crew members to confidentially report unsafe conditions or violations of operating rules. The FRA directed Metra to...
  • Vinyl's resurgence well represented in Naperville

    Vinyl's resurgence well represented in Naperville
    Brought to life by a group of enthused record store owners and enthusiasts in 2007, Naperville's very own Purple Dog Records store, a vintage and new vinyl store, is part of this year's national Record Store Day, a day to celebration independent record...
  • Man hit by train in Delray Beach

    Man hit by train in Delray Beach
    A man was hit and killed by a train late Monday in Delray Beach. The crash happened just before 9 p.m. near the area of Southeast Third Street and Southeast Second Avenue. The victim, a 31-year-old man, was described as a longtime Delray Beach...
  • Metra train delayed during morning storm in Western Springs

    Metra train delayed during morning storm in Western Springs
    A morning Metra train heading into Chicago was held up at the Western Springs train station for about 20 minutes Thursday morning during a thunderstorm, as workers investigated a mechanical problem. The ticket agent said she heard "a God awful noise,"...
  • MARC delays, Train 523 from Perryville canceled

    MARC delays, Train 523 from Perryville canceled
    Maryland Transit Administration officials reported delays to MARC train service Tuesday. One the Penn Line, Train 523, which departs at 8:10 a.m. from Perryville to Baltimore, is canceled because no equipment was available. Amtrak 181 will handle...
  • $39 Amtrak fares from Baltimore to New York City

    $39 Amtrak fares from Baltimore to New York City
    Want to visit Ralph Lauren's Polo Bar? Have an inkling to do some designer shopping at Century 21? What about a nice walk along Fifth Avenue or a stroll in Central Park? New York City is a short train ride from Baltimore and Amtrak is offering two...
  • Pedestrian killed by Metro Gold Line train; service disrupted

    Pedestrian killed by Metro Gold Line train; service disrupted
    A pedestrian was killed Monday morning after being struck by a Metro train near Avenue 61 in Highland Park, officials said. It was unclear why the pedestrian was struck. But authorities said service on the Metro Gold Line was disrupted and would be...
  • York officials satisfied with CSX repairs for now

    York officials satisfied with CSX repairs for now
    After several years of York County officials asking railroad company CSX to repair erosion near two culverts that run under CSX's track at the Poquoson River headwaters, and a recent train derailment in West Virginia, CSX has completed a long-awaited two-...
  • Woman dies after being hit by Blue Line train

    Woman dies after being hit by Blue Line train
    A 56-year-old woman died after she was struck by a Blue Line train early Friday. She was struck by an 'L' train at the Irving Park Blue Line station, 4131 W. Irving Park Rd.,  about 6:30 a.m., police said. The woman, identified by the Cook County...
  • Feds: Loud train horns to continue along U.S. 1

    Feds: Loud train horns to continue along U.S. 1
    Those blaring train horns aren't going to go away – at least in the near future – for residents who live along the coastal tracks that run by U.S. 1. The latest tests conducted by the Federal Railroad Administration confirmed the sound...