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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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  • Explosive oil train collision triggers evacuation in North Dakota

    Explosive oil train collision triggers evacuation in North Dakota
    A small town in North Dakota was being partially evacuated Monday evening after a train carrying crude oil collided with another train, setting off a large fire and explosions, according to the local sheriff's department. No injuries have been reported,...
  • Man struck and killed by Metrolink train in Simi Valley

    An unidentified man was struck and killed by a Metrolink train Monday evening in Simi Valley, according to police and Metrolink officials. Police received a call about 5:15 p.m. that a pedestrian had been hit by a train traveling parallel to Cochran...
  • North Dakota community evacuated after train collision and fire

    A small community in North Dakota was evacuated Monday evening after a train carrying crude oil collided with another train, setting off a large fire and explosions, according to the local sheriff's department. No injuries have been reported, Sgt....
  • Many residents remain evacuated after North Dakota oil train crash

    About 65% of residents in the small town of Casselton, N.D., remained evacuated Tuesday after a train carrying crude oil collided with another train and exploded a mile west of town Monday afternoon, sending noxious smoke billowing into the air, officials...
  • Evacuation order lifted in North Dakota town after oil train crash

    After health experts determined that air quality was safe within city limits, officials in Casselton, N.D., on Tuesday afternoon lifted a voluntary evacuation order that had been issued after a collision involving a train carrying crude oil released...
  • North Dakota blast prompts review of oil train safety

    A federal safety alert Thursday warned that crude oil flowing out of new fields in North Dakota may be more flammable than expected, a caution that comes several days after a train carrying about 3.5 million gallons of the same oil crashed in the state...
  • Pedestrian killed by Metro Gold Line train in South Pasadena

    Pedestrian killed by Metro Gold Line train in South Pasadena
    A man was killed Saturday by a Metro Gold Line train in South Pasadena after he did not move from the path of the oncoming train, officials said. About 4:10 p.m., a Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority train operator saw a pedestrian...
  • Yellow Line service resumes following 'minor derailment'

    Yellow Line service resumes following 'minor derailment'
    Yellow Line service has resumed this afternoon after a "minor derailment" in Rogers Park, according to the CTA. The train was approaching the Howard station at 2:10 p.m. when the derailment occurred, said CTA spokeswoman Catherine Hosinski. No...
  • Millions approved for automated collision-prevention system on MARC trains

    Millions approved for automated collision-prevention system on MARC trains
    New technology that could stop or slow a train before an accident — reducing the likelihood of operator errors becoming deadly — will be installed on all MARC trains. The Maryland Board of Public Works approved a $13 million contract on...
  • 400,000 gallons of crude oil spilled in North Dakota train crash

    About 400,000 gallons of crude oil spilled from 18 rail cars after after a Dec. 30 derailment near Casselton, N.D., the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary investigation report Monday. An ensuing explosion sent a massive...
  • Father, daughter killed in crash at rail crossing

    Father, daughter killed in crash at rail crossing
    A man drove through a railroad crossing gate and was hit by a Metra train in Round Lake Park, killing him and his 7-year-old daughter Wednesday, officials said. The gate had been fixed just hours earlier, but there was no indication the gate was...