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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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  • Man killed in collision with Tri-Rail train hoped to become stockbroker, friend says

    Man killed in collision with Tri-Rail train hoped to become stockbroker, friend says
    Friends knew Jay Michael Manzo as the life of the party, a former professional stand up comic and free spirit who loved to make people laugh. But the 35-year-old North Lauderdale resident was also serious about becoming a stockbroker, a career for which...
  • Dutch complete recovery of MH17 wreckage: government

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A week long operation to clear the wreckage from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine has been completed, the Dutch government said on Sunday. A cargo train took pieces of the Boeing 777 aircraft to the eastern...
  • BART opens new train line to Oakland airport

    BART opens new train line to Oakland airport
    San Francisco’s BART commuter rail system opened up a direct train line to Oakland International Airport on Saturday, completing a direct connection that some have been waiting for nearly 50 years. The trains started running on time at 6 a.m....
  • At Big Hunting Creek, a presidential past and a troublesome present

    At Big Hunting Creek, a presidential past and a troublesome present
    These days, some parts of Big Hunting Creek do not seem nearly so presidential. Its banks torn apart by years of erosion, the roaring stream has become, for some Thurmont citizens, a noisy, unwanted neighbor. “It sounds like a freight train,”...
  • Time-out needed on All Aboard Florida

    Time-out needed on All Aboard Florida
    As All Aboard Florida prepares sites for new stations in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, a troubling standoff has emerged over the New River Bridge, a tension that must be resolved before this promising passenger-train service moves farther down...
  • CTA joins federal safety program, becoming first in nation

     CTA joins federal safety program, becoming first in nation
    The CTA will participate in the launch of a federal program that will develop standards for upgrading rail safety in Chicago and at transit agencies across the U.S., officials said Friday. The safety management system is being created by the Federal...
  • Airport firefighters train for airliner accidents in Lauderdale

    Airport firefighters train for airliner accidents in Lauderdale
    Imagine a bus inadvertently driving onto a runway and ramming right into a departing airliner, the fiery collision injuring numerous passengers — all in the dark of night. To brace for this scenario or any other major accident, firefighters and...
  • Traffic: Emergency roadwork in Cockeysville

    Traffic: Emergency roadwork in Cockeysville
    Emergency roadwork on MD 45 South in Cockeysville, just south of Padonia Road, has closed the southbound right traffic lane at 6:44 a.m. on Friday, according to the state Department of Transportation. The center turn lanes are bi-directional, DOT said....
  • Metrolink auditor probing irregularities at railroad is put on leave

    Metrolink auditor probing irregularities at railroad is put on leave
    Metrolink's chief auditor, who was probing financial and management irregularities at the six-county commuter railroad, has been placed on leave by the board of directors, an action that could prompt her resignation. In a sign of continuing problems...
  • Stopped freight train causes morning commuter chaos in Plainfield

    Stopped freight train causes morning commuter chaos in Plainfield
    A freight train came to a halt in downtown Plainfield on Thursday morning, blocking multiple crossings and causing commuter chaos. The freight train, operated by CN, stalled on the tracks about 6:30 a.m., cutting off crossings at Lockport Street and...
  • Metrolink train fatally strikes man on tracks in San Bernardino County

    Metrolink train fatally strikes man on tracks in San Bernardino County
    A Metrolink commuter train hit and killed a man on the tracks in Rancho Cucamonga on Monday afternoon, officials said. The San Bernardino-bound train, which started its journey in downtown Los Angeles, was between the Upland and Rancho Cucamonga...