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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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  • Death by numbers

    On any given day, an average of 148,000 people will die. That means over a million people have died in the last week. Nearly 5 million have died since around this time last month, which, incidentally, was exactly when we were briefly bombarded with the...
  • Goldberg: Tim Pawlenty's lost chance

    Goldberg: Tim Pawlenty's lost chance
    Looking back on the events of 2011, who do you think has more regrets for his bad decisions, Hosni Mubarak or former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty? I guess you have to give it to Mubarak. After all, the guy gave up a cushy gig ruling Egypt just so he could...
  • Rick Scott is holding SunRail hostage to push his agenda through Legislature

     Rick Scott is holding SunRail hostage to push his agenda through Legislature
    The odds of riding SunRail to downtown Orlando are now about the same as riding Moby Dick to Atlantis. This is not all that surprising. SunRail has been a dead train chugging since Rick Scott became Florida's first Maximum Leader. It's how he is...
  • Man injured in accident involving train remains critical

    Man injured in accident involving train remains critical
    The man injured in a crash involving a train and a motor home remained in critical condition Wednesday night. The family of 71-year-old Stephen Stapp said he is resting following the accident. It happened around 6:30 p.m. in the 100 block of North...
  • Victim in Brownsburg train, RV collision still in critical condition

    Victim in Brownsburg train, RV collision still in critical condition
    The man hurt in a crash involving a train and an RV is still in critical condition Thursday morning. The family of 71-year-old Stephen Stapp says he is resting following the accident. Stapp was driving a motor home across tracks in Brownsburg when a...
  • Accident involving train reported on city's southeast side

    Accident involving train reported on city's southeast side
    Emergency crews responded to the scene of an accident involving a train on the city's southeast side Monday night. Officials said a train hit a car near Churchman and Minnesota a little before 7 p.m. The train was not traveling at a high rate of speed...
  • CSX train derails just west of downtown Indianapolis Friday

    CSX train derails just west of downtown Indianapolis Friday
    A train derailed just west of downtown Indianapolis Friday afternoon. It happened at Belmont just south of Washington Street. That's right next to the old General Motors stamping plant. The train was a CSX train. Something solid, possibly grain,...
  • Family cautiously optimistic about train crash survivor's recovery

    Family cautiously optimistic about train crash survivor's recovery
    Family members said Tuesday that they're cautiously optimistic about a train crash survivor's recovery. Joan Gochenour, 81, of Lebanon, was riding in a car that was struck by a freight train last week near Jamestown. She suffered severe head injuries....
  • Neighbors question safety of bridge, roadway after accident

    Neighbors question safety of bridge, roadway after accident
    Following Monday morning's bus accident, there have been a lot of questions about the road and railroad bridge above where it happened. Driving up on the railroad bridge on Emerson Avenue, it looks pretty standard. It's two lanes. It's probably tight for...
  • One injured following train, snow plow accident in Hendricks Co.

    One injured following train, snow plow accident in Hendricks Co.
    One man was injured after an accident involving a train and a snow plow in Hendricks County Wednesday morning. Police said a snow plow was traveling northbound on County Road 151, west of Lizton, Ind. The train conductor said the snow plow driver...
  • State officials admit many railroad crossings lack safety measures

    State officials admit many railroad crossings lack safety measures
    The Indiana Department of Transportation has said that there are approximately 30 percent fewer crashes on railroad tracks since 2001. In the wake of another death on the tracks this week, they admitted not every crossing across the state is equipped...