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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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  • Derailment probe appears to focus on track condition

    Derailment probe appears to focus on track condition
    Track conditions on a CSX Transportation railroad line appear to be the focus of a federal investigation into the train derailment that killed two women in Ellicott City last month. A preliminary report released by the National Transportation Safety...
  • Ellicott City train derailment 911 calls depict stunned bystanders

    Ellicott City train derailment 911 calls depict stunned bystanders
    Four callers sounded stunned as they told dispatchers that a train had just derailed in downtown Ellicott City, but none reported seeing anyone near the Aug. 20 wreck that killed two 19-year-olds, according to 911 recordings released Friday by Howard...
  • Family remembers train derailment victim Rose Mayr as talented dancer, singer

    Family remembers train derailment victim Rose Mayr as talented dancer, singer
    In the days after her sister, Rose, died in a train derailment, Anna Mayr felt as if her younger sibling were upstairs sleeping while friends swapped stories on the family's Ellicott City porch until the early hours of Sunday. Anna Mayr, a May...
  • Hundreds mourn victim of train derailment

    Hundreds mourn victim of train derailment
    Some 700 mourners filled the pews Friday for a funeral Mass for 19-year-old Elizabeth Conway Nass, who died after being "at the wrong place at the wrong time," Monsignor John A. Dietzenbach said, referring to this week's tragic train derailment in...
  • Cause of death determined in Ellicott City train derailment deaths

    Cause of death determined in Ellicott City train derailment deaths
    Loved ones and friends prepared to say goodbye to the two young women who perished in a train derailment in Ellicott City as the first of the viewings began Thursday evening. Cars lined both sides of the quiet residential street leading up to the...
  • 1937 train derailment

     
    1937 Southern Pacific freight train derailment....
  • Blue Line on pace for deadly, record-setting year

     
    The Metro Blue Line — one of the busiest light rails in the nation — is on pace to have more deaths in 2012 than any other year in its 22-year history. Four of the fatalities this year were ruled suicides....
  • Dozens injured in Metro Blue Line train collision with bus

     
    About 48 people suffered mostly minor injuries Monday morning when a Metro Blue line train and a transit bus collided near downtown Los Angeles....
  • New train safety system unveiled with '08 Metrolink crash in mind

     
    Transportation officials are scheduled to unveil a safety measure Monday morning designed to keep trains from colliding even in case of human error....
  • One CSX train collides with vehicle, another derails

    A CSX Corp. train collided with a vehicle Wednesday in Rosedale, injuring the car's driver, shortly before the car on another CSX train derailed in Woodstock, according to CSX and fire officials. The incidents were not related but occurred within minutes...
  • Truck driver in Rosedale train derailment charged with 7 traffic violations

    Truck driver in Rosedale train derailment charged with 7 traffic violations
    An Essex truck driver faces hundreds of dollars in fines but no jail time after a Baltimore County police investigation found him at fault in the Rosedale train derailment that caused a fire and chemical explosion and injured several people last month....