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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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  • One person sent to Shock Trauma in vehicle collision with light rail at Kloman Street

    One person sent to Shock Trauma in vehicle collision with light rail at Kloman Street
    The Maryland Transit Administration said the driver of a car that crashed into the side of a MTA Light Rail vehicle Friday was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma. The incident occurred at about 10:22 a.m., when the passenger car...
  • Man hit by train in Elmwood Park

    Man hit by train in Elmwood Park
    A man was hit by a passing Metra train as he tried to cross the railroad tracks Wednesday night in Elmwood Park, authorities say. The man, who from Indianapolis and in his early 50s, was walking north on Harlem Avenue when he tried to cross the tracks...
  • Runaway lumber-filled railcar rolls through 12 Midvalley intersections before stopping

    Runaway lumber-filled railcar rolls through 12 Midvalley intersections before stopping
    A runaway railroad car packed with lumber rolled through the Midvalley and into Scranton on Thursday. Around 5:25 p.m., a car on the Delaware & Lackawanna Railroad tracks in Archbald came loose. Once the car began rolling away, emergency procedures...
  • Does SunRail make sense for DeLand?

    Does SunRail make sense for DeLand?
    The city of DeLand, the charming little college town north of Orlando, is beginning to sound as defensive about SunRail as the people who think the Tumblr dress is blue and black. The dress — the one that caused a national work stoppage as Taylor...
  • Driver freed without charges in California train crash

    Federal investigators said a pickup truck driver who turned on to railroad tracks before a crash that derailed a California commuter train made a "mistake," while prosecutors released him from jail as they considered whether to pursue criminal charges....
  • No charges yet for pickup driver in train crash 'mistake'

    Investigators on Thursday were trying to determine why a pickup truck driver mistakenly turned onto railroad tracks before a crash that derailed a California commuter train, and prosecutors said they would await more answers before deciding to file...
  • Canadian National cleaning up 27-car iron ore derailment

    The Canadian National Railway Co. is hoping to finish cleaning up and repairing a western Pennsylvania line nearly two days after 27 cars carrying iron ore derailed. The cars, which were part of a 71-car freight train, derailed about 9:30 p.m....
  • Metro trains ran 83 red lights in four years, study finds

    Metro trains ran 83 red lights in four years, study finds
    Los Angeles County light-rail and subway trains ran 83 red lights in the last four years, according to agency data. The Blue Line, which connects Long Beach with downtown Los Angeles, recorded two-thirds of the violations, and averaged more than one per...
  • 19-year-old woman killed after Metra train strikes vehicle in Woodstock

    19-year-old woman killed after Metra train strikes vehicle in Woodstock
    A 19-year-old woman was identified Thursday as the person who was killed after an inbound Union Pacific Northwest Line train struck a vehicle in Woodstock on Wednesday evening. Amanda L. Williams, of Woodstock, died after her vehicle was struck at a...
  • Preparedness key to West Virginia derailment response

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. Emergency personnel responding to an oil train derailment in West Virginia last week applied lessons learned from a rail disaster more than three decades ago, and likely prevented a bad situation from becoming much worse. This...
  • Cops: Man, 29, killed in Maitland train crash

    Cops: Man, 29, killed in Maitland train crash
    Police have identified the man found dead after a train accident in Maitland late Wednesday night. Timothy Maurer, 29, was killed in the crash involving a CSX train near Lake Avenue and U.S. 17-92. According to police, the incident appears to be a...