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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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  • Traffic: Five injured in Middle River crash

    Traffic: Five injured in Middle River crash
    Five people were injured in a "serious" crash in Middle River Monday morning and drivers were advised to avoid the area, Baltimore County police said. The crash was reported in the 1000 block of Middle River Road. The cause of the crash and the extent of...
  • Candy Cane Train takes Deerfield children to Santa

    Candy Cane Train takes Deerfield children to Santa
    Santa Claus lives and makes toys at the North Pole, according to the popular legend, but a group of Deerfield children found him by taking a train south. As more than 100 people including 60 children boarded a special Metra train car — the Candy...
  • Shuttle to start Monday between Maitland SunRail stop and Maitland Center

    Shuttle to start Monday between Maitland SunRail stop and Maitland Center
    Starting next week, SunRail commuters who get off at the Maitland stop will be able to hop on a van to take them to the Maitland Center office complex, where thousands of people work. The SunRail commuter train on Monday will begin offering a van for...
  • Delaware Water Gap divers battle conditions, emotions

     Delaware Water Gap divers battle conditions, emotions
    "Go make history," U.S. Park Ranger Michael Croll said. Over the side of his boat, men in wet suits played with meters and tested goggles. They bobbed up and down in a metal-colored ooze, the surface of which reflected the autumnal foliage of the...
  • Person hit by train in Blue Island

    Person hit by train in Blue Island
    A person was struck by a Metra train Tuesday morning in south suburban Blue Island, authorities said. About 7:20 a.m., inbound train 504, traveling on the Blue Island branch of the Electric District line, struck a pedestrian at West 127th Street and...
  • Tiger Woods' latest comeback begins this week at a familiar place

    Tiger Woods' latest comeback begins this week at a familiar place
    Like a debutante being presented to proper society, Tiger Woods will unveil himself this week at Isleworth Golf & Country Club. Yes, he's a 38-year-old male whose name already is familiar to proper and improper societies around the globe. But Woods...
  • Downtown Wheaton's many coffee, tea shops aim for different crowds

    Downtown Wheaton's many coffee, tea shops aim for different crowds
    On any given day in any of the three coffee shops and one tea shop in downtown Wheaton, you will see a mix of people milling about. Commuters stop by on their way to or from a Metra train. Students from nearby Wheaton College or other residents walk...
  • Long railroad delays in motorists' future

    Long railroad delays in motorists' future
    If you still have not signed the petition against All Aboard Florida running 32 high-speed passenger trains through our coastal resort towns, then consider this frightening thought. AAF has stated in its Environmental Impact Statement that additional...
  • Traffic: Disabled vehicle on I-70 East in Marriottsville

    Traffic: Disabled vehicle on I-70 East in Marriottsville
    The state Department of Transportation reported a disabled vehicle on Interstate 70 East in Marriottsville at the Marriottsville Road exit at 9:06 a.m. on Thursday. No additional information was given. The Maryland Transit Administration reported minor...
  • Witnesses: Boy, 11, hit by Metra train cried out, 'Help. My leg hurts'

    Witnesses: Boy, 11, hit by Metra train cried out, 'Help. My leg hurts'
    Guadalupe Deluna can't stop seeing the image of a little boy lying in the street calling out for help after he was struck by a commuter train near the Burr Oak Station in Blue Island. Guadalupe, 14, said she was waiting for the bus Tuesday morning...
  • After Rosedale derailment, NTSB calls for ban on phone use by drivers

    After Rosedale derailment, NTSB calls for ban on phone use by drivers
    The freight train derailment and explosion that caused millions of dollars in property damage in Rosedale last year spurred National Transportation Safety Board officials on Wednesday to call for new laws banning the use of hands-free cellphone devices by...