| Sep 27, 2014
| 5:14 PM
In the days after a train carrying highly flammable oil to Yorktown plunged off its tracks in downtown Lynchburg, dumping 15 cars into the James River and sparking a fire so intense that emergency crews had to simply let it burn itself out, federal...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 2:29 AM
A Metra train fatally struck a person early Monday morning in the Edgewater neighborhood.
A female, whose age was not available, fell onto the train tracks around 12:55 a.m. near the intersection of North Ravenswood and West Granville avenues, said...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 6:45 PM
FAIRFIELD — MTA police said a trespasser was struck and killed by a Metro-North train about 8 p.m. Saturday near the Fairfield Metro station.
MTA police in the railroad's New Haven-based police office confirmed the fatality but had no other...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 8:39 AM
The circle of political power brokers and deep-pocketed investors hatched their plan more than three years ago, seeing promise in a project deemed wildly unrealistic by some and stubbornly unattainable by others.
With billions in backing from the...
| Sep 16, 2014
I read with interest of another train/auto tragedy — this time in Pembroke Park. I wonder what percentage of these incidents occur at railroad crossings that have hornless trains?
It seems that saving lives and reducing accidents should be the...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 1:49 PM
Legal troubles mounted for the producers of "Midnight Rider" this week as railroad company CSX Transportation sued the filmmakers, claiming that they illegally filmed on its tracks where a train collided with the crew earlier this year.
CSX said in a...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 9:21 AM
A pedestrian was killed in North Hollywood early Friday after being struck a Metrolink train traveling on the Ventura line, authorities said.
The pedestrian was hit in the 7200 block of Lankershim Boulevard at 7:46 a.m., said Lt. Mike Mendoza.
| Sep 19, 2014
| 7:15 PM
A man whose van became stuck on train tracks in Hollywood was pulled to safety by a stranger Friday night seconds before a freight train hit the car.
Jose Anez, 43, was driving on Dixie Highway with his family around 7:30 p.m. when he saw a man...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Michael Patrick said the most frightening thing about almost being hit by a train is that he wasn't even aware one was coming.
"I've got tears in my eyes," he said. "It scares the hell out of me to think that I was that close to dying. I'm scared now....
| Sep 4, 2014
| 12:56 PM
A woman was taken to a hospital Thursday with injuries that were not life-threatening at the scene of a collision between a small, empty car and an Amtrak train on Pembroke Road, a fire official said.
It could have been much worse.
The driver, Margarita...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 5:38 AM
Arriving next year at the CTA O'Hare stop: a new escalator.
The CTA plans to replace the escalator damaged in March when a Blue Line train derailed and crashed into the platform. Thirty-two people were injured in the accident, and the operator of the...