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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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  • In wake of Blue Line crash, feds want agencies to test trains

    In wake of Blue Line crash, feds want agencies to test trains
    The investigation into the CTA train wreck in March at the O’Hare station prompted a federal alert Thursday to all U.S. rail transit systems to conduct tests ensuring adequate stopping distance of trains in emergency-braking situations. The...
  • Metra train hits, kills bicyclist on UP Northwest Line

    Metra train hits, kills bicyclist on UP Northwest Line
    A Metra train on the Union Pacific Northwest line struck and killed a woman on a bicycle in Des Plaines on Thursday evening, an agency spokesman said. Train 639, which left downtown Chicago at 5:12 p.m. and was due in Barrington at 6:17 p.m., struck the...
  • Pedestrian struck, killed by train in Aberdeen

    Pedestrian struck, killed by train in Aberdeen
    A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Norfolk Southern freight train late Saturday in Aberdeen. A man was on the Amtrak tracks in the 300 block of South Phildelphia Boulevard just before midnight Saturday when he was hit by a freight train heading...
  • 'Midnight Rider' producers booked in Ga. in camera assistant's death

    'Midnight Rider' producers booked in Ga. in camera assistant's death
    Pasadena-based film producers of the "Midnight Rider" movie Randall Miller and his wife, Jody Savin, who have been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 27-year-old camera assistant, turned themselves over to authorities in rural Georgia...
  • BNSF delays caused by freight train accident, grade crossing collision

    BNSF delays caused by freight train accident, grade crossing collision
    An already difficult morning commute on Metra's Burlington Northern Santa Fe line got worse when a train and a vehicle collided near west suburban Hinsdale, slowing down trains on a line that had been closed earlier because of a freight train accident....
  • Three dead after Amtrak train hits truck in Massachusetts

    Three people were killed late Sunday in Massachusetts after a high-speed Amtrak train heading from Washington, D.C., to Boston slammed into a truck on the track, officials said. Passengers were taken off the train following the crash and fire...
  • Metra train strikes pedestrian on Rock Island line

    Metra train strikes pedestrian on Rock Island line
    A pedestrian was struck by a Metra train and critically injured on the South Side this afternoon. The pedestrian was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn after being struck about 4:10 p.m. near the intersection of West 90th Street and...
  • Power Company Cancels Contract With Tree-Trimming Firm

    Connecticut Light & Power Co. has ended its contract with a tree-trimming company involved in a train crash Monday and a fatal accident earlier in the month when a worker was killed by a falling branch. "We have canceled our contract with Trees Inc....
  • Coroner: Two men killed by train at Emmaus border

    Coroner: Two men killed by train at Emmaus border
    Two young men were killed Monday afternoon when they were hit by a freight train at the Emmaus-Upper Milford Township border, Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said. According to police radio reports, the two were hit about 3:30 p.m. by an eastbound...
  • Coroner identifies two killed in train accident as landscaping employees

    Hoping to avoid the dangers of walking along busy Chestnut Street, two young men working at an Emmaus landscaping business probably thought they were taking the "safer" shortcut from their job site to the bus that would take them home to Allentown,...
  • Four injured after light rail, vehicle collide downtown

    Four injured after light rail, vehicle collide downtown
    Four people were injured after a light rail train collided with a vehicle in downtown Baltimore on Tuesday morning, according to the Maryland Transit Administration. About 10:22 a.m., the driver of a Honda Civic traveling northbound on South Howard...