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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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  • Major MARC, Amtrak delays Saturday after wheel of Amtrak train comes off track in Odenton

    Major MARC, Amtrak delays Saturday after wheel of Amtrak train comes off track in Odenton
    Major delays were reported on Amtrak and MARC rail service in Maryland on Saturday after the wheel of a morning Amtrak train came off the track in Odenton, Amtrak said. The Maryland Transit Administration said there would be no Penn Line service to the...
  • Canadian oil train derails in Ontario, no injuries

    A Canadian National Railway train carrying crude oil toward eastern Canada derailed early Saturday near Gogama in northern Ontario, causing fires that spread to a nearby waterway, according to Ontario Provincial Police. No injuries were reported, police...
  • EPA: No chemicals detected in air near oil train fire

    EPA: No chemicals detected in air near oil train fire
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says no chemicals have been detected in the air near an oil train that derailed and burst into flames in western Illinois. The agency said Friday that it's conducting air monitoring, taking water samples and...
  • 7 dead in New York commuter train crash

     
    A packed commuter train slammed into a sport utility vehicle on the tracks at a crossing on Tuesday night, killing seven people, injuring several others and sending hundreds of passengers scrambling to get to safety as the front of the train and the SUV...
  • Metro-North Train Slams Into SUV On Tracks, Killing 7 people

    Metro-North Train Slams Into SUV On Tracks, Killing 7 people
    VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) — A crowded commuter train slammed into a sport utility vehicle on the tracks at a suburban New York crossing and burst into flames, killing seven people and seriously injuring nearly a dozen in the railroad's deadliest crash,...
  • SunRail expansion could be in trouble

    SunRail expansion could be in trouble
    SunRail's planned expansion south to Poinciana in Osceola County and north to DeLand in Volusia County by 2016 could be in peril. President Barack Obama's budget, released Monday, does not include money for the expansion, and the commuter train still...
  • Police seek motorist who drove off after train crash

    Police seek motorist who drove off after train crash
    A Metra train on the Milwaukee District North Line struck a car and tore off its rear bumper Sunday night in Round Lake Park, and police say the motorist and another man got out of the vehicle, picked up the bumper, put it in the car and drove off....
  • York may spend $1.27 million to prevent train derailment near Route 17

    York may spend $1.27 million to prevent train derailment near Route 17
    The mile-long train carrying North Dakota crude oil to Yorktown that derailed, burst into flames and shut down two water treatment plants in West Virginia has York County officials trying to prevent a local worst-case scenario — a train derailment...
  • BNSF: Oil train derailment near Galena involved safer tank cars

    BNSF: Oil train derailment near Galena involved safer tank cars
    The two rail cars that split open and burst into flames when an oil train derailed near Galena were retrofitted with protective shields to meet a higher safety standard than federal law requires, the railroad said. Thursday's accident in a rural area...
  • 1 dead after being hit by Metra train near Round Lake

    1 dead after being hit by Metra train near Round Lake
    A Metra train hit and killed a person in Round Lake Thursday evening, a spokeswoman for the agency said. Train 2129, a Milwaukee District-North Line train that left Chicago at 4:40 p.m., hit the person just before 6 p.m. just outside the Round Lake...
  • Traffic: No MARC train, commuter bus service due to inclement weather

    Traffic: No MARC train, commuter bus service due to inclement weather
    The Maryland Transit Administration on Thursday said that due to a winter storm that is expected to produce up to 10 inches of snow in the area, MARC train and commuter bus services have been canceled. MTA said that the decision to cancel commuter bus...