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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: Emergency roadwork on MD 150 in Dundalk

    Traffic: Emergency roadwork on MD 150 in Dundalk
    Emergency roadwork on MD 150 East in Dundalk at Pembrooke Boulevard has closed the eastbound right traffic lane and eastbound right shoulder at 6:52 a.m., DOT said. Roadwork on MD 144 West in the Cooksville area at Drovers Lane has closed the westbound...
  • Close potential loophole on rail tank cars, suburbs urged

    Close potential loophole on rail tank cars, suburbs urged
    Chicago area communities must act soon to demand the federal government tighten proposed regulations on railroad tank cars that carry crude oil and other hazardous materials, a coalition of suburbs says. Federal regulators especially need to close a...
  • Amtrak train hits parked vehicle in Winter Park

    Amtrak train hits parked vehicle in Winter Park
    An Amtrak train crashed into a parked vehicle in Winter Park on Saturday afternoon, according to police. The incident happened near the intersection of Holt and Pennsylvania. The vehicle was parked too close to the tracks and the train clipped it when...
  • Four injured, driver flees River West car crash

    Four injured, driver flees River West car crash
    A car jumped a barrier and landed upside down after tearing an electrical pole in half early Saturday morning in the River West neighborhood, according to police. The driver fled the scene and is not in custody but at least two of the four people rushed...
  • Cops: Driver who hit SunRail train said sun was in his eyes

    Cops: Driver who hit SunRail train said sun was in his eyes
    The driver who hit a SunRail train in Sanford Thursday evening claims the sun was in his eyes and he did not see the train, police said. Sebastian Rolon, 19, of Sanford, was charged with careless driving, according to a police report. The 2008...
  • Ben Roethlisberger still ticking after sustaining decade of hits

    For an NFL quarterback like Ben Roethlisberger, the idiom 'crunching the numbers' can often be equated with a health score, particularly when you've been hit, sacked and pounded on for more than a decade. With Roethlisberger about to make his 143rd NFL...
  • Train Strikes And Kills Pedestrian At Fairfield Station

    FAIRFIELD — An Amtrak train struck and killed a pedestrian on the tracks Saturday evening at a station in Fairfield, police and railroad authorities comfirmed. The train, originating in Newport News, Va. and bound for Boston, had 185 passengers and...
  • Pedestrian killed by Metrolink train in North Hollywood

    Pedestrian killed by Metrolink train in North Hollywood
    A pedestrian was killed in North Hollywood early Friday after being struck a Metrolink train traveling on the Ventura line, authorities said. The pedestrian was hit in the 7200 block of Lankershim Boulevard at 7:46 a.m., said Lt. Mike Mendoza. There...
  • Rail union members vote down BNSF proposal to cut train crew size

    A tentative agreement to reduce train crew size on one of the nation's largest rail carriers has failed, according to the labor union whose members voted on it this week. The pact would have eliminated on-board conductors on 60 percent of BNSF Railway,...
  • Lisle OKs sale contract for old village hall site

    Lisle OKs sale contract for old village hall site
    Lisle has entered a $1 million agreement to sell its old village hall site despite concerns from residents over plans to create apartments and retail space. Officials say the step was necessary to begin the process that includes studies and hearings....
  • Man killed by train in northern San Diego County

    A 49-year-old man was hit and killed Sunday by an Amtrak train near Del Mar, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said. The man was walking in the middle of the tracks shortly before noon between Del Mar and San Diego. The train engineer used the...