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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)
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  • Driver in Metrolink derailment leaves jail as probe into crash continues

    Driver in Metrolink derailment leaves jail as probe into crash continues
    Freed without charges after days in jail, the pickup driver in this week's Southern California train derailment is focused on how the train's passengers are faring, his son said. "My father and the rest of my family are praying for everyone's speedy...
  • Oil train wrecks increase pressure for tougher safety rules

    Fiery wrecks of trains hauling crude oil have intensified pressure on the Obama administration to approve tougher standards for railroads and tank cars despite industry complaints that it could cost billions and slow freight deliveries. On Feb. 5, the...
  • Man cited after collision with Tri-Rail train in Deerfield Beach

    Man cited after collision with Tri-Rail train in Deerfield Beach
    David Anthony Flores told a Broward sheriff's deputy that he remembers crashing with a Tri-Rail train, but doesn't recall much after that, a sheriff's report says. He told a deputy he neither remembers what led to the Deerfield Beach crash, nor...
  • Woodstock woman dies in car collision with passenger train

    Police say a 19-year-old Woodstock woman killed in a crash with a train apparently tried to stop her car before the collision. According to authorities, the car Amanda Williams was driving went on the tracks in unincorporated Woodstock and was struck...
  • One person sent to Shock Trauma in vehicle collision with light rail at Kloman Street

    One person sent to Shock Trauma in vehicle collision with light rail at Kloman Street
    The Maryland Transit Administration said the driver of a car that crashed into the side of a MTA Light Rail vehicle Friday was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma. The incident occurred at about 10:22 a.m., when the passenger car...
  • Man hit by train in Elmwood Park

    Man hit by train in Elmwood Park
    A man was hit by a passing Metra train as he tried to cross the railroad tracks Wednesday night in Elmwood Park, authorities say. The man, who from Indianapolis and in his early 50s, was walking north on Harlem Avenue when he tried to cross the tracks...
  • Runaway lumber-filled railcar rolls through 12 Midvalley intersections before stopping

    Runaway lumber-filled railcar rolls through 12 Midvalley intersections before stopping
    A runaway railroad car packed with lumber rolled through the Midvalley and into Scranton on Thursday. Around 5:25 p.m., a car on the Delaware & Lackawanna Railroad tracks in Archbald came loose. Once the car began rolling away, emergency procedures...
  • Does SunRail make sense for DeLand?

    Does SunRail make sense for DeLand?
    The city of DeLand, the charming little college town north of Orlando, is beginning to sound as defensive about SunRail as the people who think the Tumblr dress is blue and black. The dress — the one that caused a national work stoppage as Taylor...
  • Driver freed without charges in California train crash

    Federal investigators said a pickup truck driver who turned on to railroad tracks before a crash that derailed a California commuter train made a "mistake," while prosecutors released him from jail as they considered whether to pursue criminal charges....
  • No charges yet for pickup driver in train crash 'mistake'

    Investigators on Thursday were trying to determine why a pickup truck driver mistakenly turned onto railroad tracks before a crash that derailed a California commuter train, and prosecutors said they would await more answers before deciding to file...
  • Canadian National cleaning up 27-car iron ore derailment

    The Canadian National Railway Co. is hoping to finish cleaning up and repairing a western Pennsylvania line nearly two days after 27 cars carrying iron ore derailed. The cars, which were part of a 71-car freight train, derailed about 9:30 p.m....