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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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  • Topeka man hit by train, walks away

    Topeka man hit by train, walks away
    Shawnee County authorities say a man who was hit by a train simply got back up and kept walking.     Sheriff Herman Jones says the conductor of a BNSF train saw the man walking on the tracks Thursday. He and tried to slow down and blew the horn but the...
  • Railroad industry urges upgrade in oil tank car safety

    Railroad industry urges upgrade in oil tank car safety
    After a series of fiery crashes involving trains hauling crude oil, the railroad industry called on the federal government Thursday to significantly strengthen safety standards for new tank cars and require retrofitting of the nation's huge fleet of...
  • BART strike: investigation of fatal accident could take months

    BART strike: investigation of fatal accident could take months
    The investigation into the deaths of two maintenance workers who were struck and killed by a Bay Area Rapid Transit train during a routine track inspection could take a year or longer, a federal investigator told reporters Sunday. “We will be...
  • Trains slowed but running after truck crash on Red Line

    Trains slowed but running after truck crash on Red Line
    A truck cab crashed into a barrier on the Dan Ryan Expressway and struck a section of the newly minted third rail of the Red Line overnight, but the damage was repaired and trains were running this morning. The accident happened in the southbound...
  • BART workers gather for vigil for those killed in train accident

    BART workers gather for vigil for those killed in train accident
    Walnut Creek, Calif.--On Sunday evening, more than 100 Bay Area Rapid Transit employees gathered for a candlelight vigil to remember two workers who were struck and killed over the weekend by a commuter train while conducting a track inspection.  ...
  • 2 maintenance workers struck and killed by BART train

    Two maintenance workers were struck and killed by a Bay Area Rapid Transit commuter train Saturday, two days into a labor strike that officials warned could cripple the area's transportation system starting Monday. The workers were investigating a...
  • Two maintenance workers hit, killed by BART train

    Two maintenance workers were killed Saturday when they were hit by a BART train while conducting a track inspection, officials said. “The BART police received a call...that two people had been struck and killed by a train on the track between...
  • Trainee was operating BART train that struck workers, NTSB says

    Trainee was operating BART train that struck workers, NTSB says
    WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- A  federal investigator in charge of probing Saturday’s fatal BART accident said a trainee was operating a  train when it struck and killed two workers who were inspecting the tracks. James Southworth, who is in charge of...
  • Metra trains running on Milwaukee West Line after crash

    Metra trains running on Milwaukee West Line after crash
    Metra trains were running on normal schedules this morning on the Milwaukee West Line, a day after a semi pulling a trailer of cars was struck by an inbound train at a crossing in Bartlett. At least one train car was derailed, but the crossing was...
  • Rail Crash A Warning: Get System Up To Snuff

    Rail Crash A Warning: Get System Up To Snuff
    Last week's derailment and collision of two Metro-North trains in Fairfield left dozens injured, tens of thousands inconvenienced and taxpayers footing the bill for millions of dollars in repairs. It also proved just how fragile our rail network is, as...
  • Derailment's Impact Shows Success Of Metro-North

    Derailment's Impact Shows Success Of Metro-North
    Joni Mitchell, in her famous lyric, sang: "Don't it always seem to go, that you don't know what you've got till it's gone." This was my first thought when I read about the derailment of the Metro-North commuter train near Bridgeport on May 17. Would the...