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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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  • Take in Alaskan scenery, wildlife on 12-hour rail ride

      Take in Alaskan scenery, wildlife on 12-hour rail ride
    There's a curious mix of passengers aboard the Denali Star as the whistle blasts twice and the train pulls away from the Anchorage depot, beginning its journey north to Fairbanks on a 12-hour trip that packs in a lot of Alaska for passengers. One Friday...
  • Amtrak renames operations center for Chicago rail official

    Amtrak renames operations center for Chicago rail official
    Amtrak on Tuesday renamed its operations center in Chicago to honor Joseph Szabo, a fifth-generation railroader who headed the Federal Railroad Administration for 51/2 years of the Obama administration. Szabo, 56, left the administration in December...
  • Texting woman walks into path of train, survives, police say

    Texting woman walks into path of train, survives, police say
    LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Police say a 27-year-old woman who was texting walked into the path of a freight train, was clipped and thrown into the air, but survived. Police say Sheena Keynna appeared to be texting Monday afternoon as she walked...
  • Metra engine derails, causing delays

    Metra engine derails, causing delays
    A Metra locomotive derailed on the Northwest Side and was expected to clog train traffic north and northwest from Chicago during the evening commute, officials said. No injuries were reported in the derailment, which involved a single locomotive,...
  • 'Midnight Rider' trial sparks backlash on social media

    'Midnight Rider' trial sparks backlash on social media
    Twitter users erupted with backlash on Monday after "Midnight Rider" director Randall Miller pleaded guilty to charges related to the death of 27-year-old camera assistant Sarah Jones. Jones, 27, was struck and killed by a freight train in February of...
  • Man pushed into oncoming S.F. Muni train during fight, police say

    Man pushed into oncoming S.F. Muni train during fight, police say
    A San Francisco man is recovering after being pushed into the path of an oncoming light-rail train Sunday during a fight, police said. The man suffered serious head injuries after being hit by the train at the Civic Center station. He and another man...
  • Christine Wolf: Sometimes luck is all in the numbers

    I was 24 years old on March 10, 1993, when I boarded the 7:30 a.m. Amtrak train in Chicago's Union Station. At 11:10 a.m., in Comstock Township, Mich., outside Kalamazoo, our train, traveling 62 mph, collided with a liquid propane tanker truck. The...
  • Illinois oil train derailment threatens Mississippi River

    Illinois oil train derailment threatens Mississippi River
    An oil train derailment and spill in northwest Illinois poses an "imminent and substantial danger" of contaminating the Mississippi River, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Saturday. The spill from the derailment, which occurred Thursday,...
  • Suburban leaders concerned about rail safety following Galena derailment

    Suburban leaders concerned about rail safety following Galena derailment
    Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner said Thursday's rail tanker derailment near Galena is another episode in a series of accidents involving crude oil tankers that he fears will happen with increasing frequency unless something is done to change federal rules...
  • Galena derailment should put Chicago on alert, officials say

    Galena derailment should put Chicago on alert, officials say
    The fiery train derailment Thursday near Galena should serve as a wake-up call for the state and the Chicago area to be better prepared in the event of a similar incident in the metropolitan area, officials said. The BNSF Railway train carrying 103 tank...
  • The Week in Pictures | Feb. 23-28, 2015

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This week, the glitz and glamour of Tinseltown was on display at the 87th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood....