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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

Top Railway Disasters Articles

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  • Crash blocking I-895 ramp to MD 295

    A single-vehicle crash has closed the ramp on Interstate 895 south for MD 295 south, or Exit 4, state transportation officials said. The middle lane of the outer loop of the Baltimore Beltway is closed for a disabled vehicle near Exit 7 for MD 295....
  • Visclosky pitches South Shore extension to Realtors

    Visclosky pitches South Shore extension to Realtors
    U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky is hopeful that state legislators and a handful of Lake County communities find the proposed West Lake extension of the South Shore commuter train line promising enough for Northwest Indiana's economic future to invest funds....
  • Draft state report: Oil train regs largely up to Feds

    Draft state report: Oil train regs largely up to Feds
    A state task force assembled after an oil train derailment in Lynchburg last year is poised to recommend a number of changes, including more track inspections, more emergency crew training for emergency crews and a better flow of information about...
  • 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,"...
  • Person fatally struck by train in Palatine

    Person fatally struck by train in Palatine
    A person was struck and killed by a Metra train in Palatine on Saturday evening, authorities said. About 9:30 p.m., the person, whose age and gender was not immediately available, was fatally struck by a Union Pacific Northwest line train between the...
  • Delays on several Metrolink lines after freight train derails in O.C.

    Delays on several Metrolink lines after freight train derails in O.C.
    A freight train derailment in Orange County late Tuesday forced delays and cancellations across the Metrolink commuter rail system Wednesday morning, with some residual delays expected during evening rush hour, officials said. BNSF is currently...
  • There is no other side to the vaccine debate

    There is no other side to the vaccine debate
    Are you at risk to get the measles? Are your kids? Duh, yes — if you are not vaccinated! Commuters on San Francisco's Bay Area Rapid Transit system were exposed to measles last week when an East Bay resident with the disease rode a BART train to...
  • Planning a neighborhood watch with blood still on the snow

    <br>Planning a neighborhood watch with blood still on the snow
    A 40-year resident of the 8100 block of South Artesian Avenue was asleep on her couch in the early evening Wednesday when she heard the loud bangs. She guessed car crash or activity on the BNSF freight train tracks at the end of the street. Not seeing...
  • Blumenthal Calls For Spending To Make Rail Crossings Safer

    NEW YORK— The government should spend more money safeguarding railroad crossings that are "accidents waiting to happen," two U.S. senators said Sunday. Sens. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., spoke at New York's Grand...
  • Oil cars still burning day after West Virginia derailment

    Oil cars still burning day after West Virginia derailment
     Oil cars were still burning more than a day after a train carrying 3 million gallons of North Dakota crude derailed in a West Virginia snowstorm, shooting fireballs into the sky. Hundreds of families were evacuated after losing their drinking water and...
  • Crude-oil train wrecks raise questions about safety claims

    Crude-oil train wrecks raise questions about safety claims
    Four accidents in the last month involving trains hauling crude oil across North America have sent flames shooting hundreds of feet into the sky, leaving some experts worried that public safety risks have been gravely underestimated. Crude trains have...