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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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  • SUV driven by elderly woman is hit by train at NY crossing

    Authorities say an SUV driven by an elderly woman has been hit by a train at a crossing in New York, about 40 miles south of a fatal crash last month that killed six. Metropolitan Transportation Authority police say a crossing gate came down on the SUV...
  • Oil train heading to Yorktown derails in West Virginia, 2 towns evacuated

    WASHINGTON — A train carrying crude oil derailed and caught fire Monday in West Virginia, less than two weeks after the U.S. Department of Transportation sent a package of new rail safety regulations to the White House for review. The CSX train was...
  • 2 train cars carrying crude derail in New Orleans; no spill

    The New Orleans Fire Department says two train cars carrying crude oil have derailed in the city but no oil has spilled. The department said in a statement Sunday night that it received a report of the derailment around 6:15 p.m. The statement says...
  • No injuries as train hits empty car in Ventura County

    Authorities in Southern California say no one was injured when an Amtrak train with 85 people aboard hit an empty car stopped on the tracks. The Sunday night incident occurred on a stretch of track in Camarillo northwest of Los Angeles that is about 10...
  • No Light Rail service due to ice

    No Light Rail service due to ice
    Light Rail service has been shut down Monday morning due to ice accumulation on overhead wires, Maryland Transit Administration officials said. A shuttle bus service is taking passengers between Hunt Valley and Cromwell to BWI Airport Station. MTA...
  • Spending on rail crossing safety upgrades varies widely across Southland

    Spending on rail crossing safety upgrades varies widely across Southland
    When a Metrolink train slammed into an SUV on railroad tracks in Glendale a decade ago, the horrific chain reaction wreck prompted a major campaign to improve the safety and security of Southern California grade crossings. Last week's crash involving...
  • Metrolink trains expand use of new safety measure

    Metrolink trains expand use of new safety measure
    The Metrolink commuter train service next week is expanding its use of a new high-tech safety system that allows remote control to slow or halt trains if the on-board engineers are not responding properly to a potential danger, officials said. The so-...
  • Soil disposal work continues at W.Va. train derailment site

    Response teams are continuing to restore the environment around a fiery train car derailment in southern West Virginia. A statement Saturday from multiple agencies responding to the Feb. 16 derailment says excavated soil containing oil from the Mount...
  • Man fatally struck by Long Island Rail Road train

    A man has been fatally struck by a Long Island Rail Road train in Amityville. A spokesman for the railroad says the unidentified man was struck by an eastbound train at 12:45 p.m. Saturday. Service was suspended between Seaford and Babylon following the...
  • Driver in Metrolink derailment leaves jail as probe into crash continues

    Driver in Metrolink derailment leaves jail as probe into crash continues
    Freed without charges after days in jail, the pickup driver in this week's Southern California train derailment is focused on how the train's passengers are faring, his son said. "My father and the rest of my family are praying for everyone's speedy...
  • Oil train wrecks increase pressure for tougher safety rules

    Fiery wrecks of trains hauling crude oil have intensified pressure on the Obama administration to approve tougher standards for railroads and tank cars despite industry complaints that it could cost billions and slow freight deliveries. On Feb. 5, the...