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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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  • Damen Blue Line stop to close Monday for 2 months of renovations

    Damen Blue Line stop to close Monday for 2 months of renovations
    Step aside, Shia LaBeouf and Lindsay Lohan. The CTA Blue Line has been stealing the spotlight for some odd incidents lately. The line has generated some eyebrow-raising headlines, from a man charged with opening fire – with an assault rifle...
  • Looking back on a child migrant's journey north on 'The Beast'

    Looking back on a child migrant's journey north on 'The Beast'
    Denis taught me how to tame "The Beast." He was 12. I was 52. We met in a rail yard in Tapachula, Mexico, not far from the Guatemalan border. I had slung two cameras over my back and climbed the iron rungs to the top of a hopper car. I peered over and...
  • Amtrak: Delays up, ridership down in Illinois

    Amtrak: Delays up, ridership down in Illinois
    Amtrak ridership dropped an average of 4 percent in Illinois on downstate corridors with connections to Chicago in fiscal 2014, the passenger railroad reported Tuesday, putting much of the blame on late arrivals and departures caused by freight train...
  • Woman Struck, Killed By Amtrak Train In Milford

    Woman Struck, Killed By Amtrak Train In Milford
    MILFORD — A woman was struck and killed by an Amtrak train Monday, according to a Metro-North official. The accident happened about 12:20 p.m. Police said the woman's name and age were unknown Monday evening, as were details about why she was on...
  • Two dozen hurt when Chicago-bound Amtrak train hits semi

    Two dozen hurt when Chicago-bound Amtrak train hits semi
    Two dozen people suffered minor injuries when a Chicago-bound Amtrak passenger train collided with a semitrailer at a crossing about 30 miles north of Lafayette, Ind., officials said. The Hoosier State train was traveling from Indianapolis with 56...
  • 21K Jack o' lanterns carved at Highwood festival

    21K Jack o' lanterns carved at Highwood festival
    Chilly weather and sporadic wind gusts didn't keep patrons from the fifth annual Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival, as officials estimated over 90,000 guests for the recent, three-day weekend. In a departure from chasing Boston's 2006 "world record" of...
  • 'Flyover' aimed at cutting rail congestion

     'Flyover' aimed at cutting rail congestion
    Federal, state and local officials Thursday marked the opening of the $142 million Englewood Flyover, a railroad bridge intended to eliminate a major bottleneck in the nation's biggest, busiest and most congested railroad hub. The bridge will relieve...
  • The NTSB's call for safety

    The NTSB's call for safety
    It's a miracle that nobody was killed May 28 of last year when a Mack truck hauling debris to a local recycling center pulled into the path of a moving CSX train in Rosedale shortly before 2 p.m. The resulting collision caused 15 cars in the 45-car...
  • Amtrak train hits soybean truck in Sussex County

    An Amtrak train hit a farm truck loaded with soybean in Sussex County around 2 p.m. Saturday, according to the Virginia State Police. The driver of the truck received only minor injuries, said Sgt. Michelle Anaya, spokeswoman for the state police, and...
  • Report: Metro-North, Federal Agency Share Blame For Crashes

    Report: Metro-North, Federal Agency Share Blame For Crashes
    A federal safety agency reported Tuesday that operational blunders and lax policies at Metro-North were at least partly to blame for the crashes that killed two workers and four passengers and injured 126 riders last year and this spring. The National...
  • Coyote hit by car, stuck in bumper

    Coyote hit by car, stuck in bumper
    Groups of people at the Waukegan train station couldn’t believe their eyes Sept. 24 when a train conductor pulled into the employee parking lot before work with what looked like a fox stuck in the grill of his vehicle. “It was 6:30 in the...