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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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  • Along route north, shelter operators heed calling to aid desperate migrants

    ARRIAGA, Mexico He's not in it for money or self-gratification. He does it for migrants who have no voice, who are afraid to stand out in a country that's not their own. He has dedicated his life to helping secure theirs. Carlos Solis eats, sleeps and...
  • The rumble and the risk to life along the tracks

     The rumble and the risk to life along the tracks
    Late Thursday afternoon, Kenneth Reed was in his backyard when he heard something strange up on the railroad tracks. "A sound I never heard in all the 45 years I been on this block," he said Friday, standing next to the train embankment on South Homan...
  • Train kills man who was sitting on railroad tracks in Encinitas

    A train hit and killed a 40-year-old man sitting on the railroad tracks in Encinitas early Saturday, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said. Witnesses say the man was sitting on the tracks with his head in his hands and "looking downward"...
  • 2 killed when car hit by freight train in Gary

    2 killed when car hit by freight train in Gary
    A woman and man died after the car they were in was hit by a freight train in Gary early this morning, authorities said. Renee Mckenzie, 29, of Gary, and William McCurry, of the 5700 block of South May Street in Chicago, were pronounced dead on the...
  • Family: Woman may have gone to help brother when both hit by train

    Family: Woman may have gone to help brother when both hit by train
    Even as children growing up in their Lawndale neighborhood, Berry and Margaret Huddleston were inseparable siblings, their family members and close friends said. Although she was younger, whenever Margaret Huddleston ventured out from the West Side home...
  • Man struck, killed by freight train in Carlsbad

    Man struck, killed by freight train in Carlsbad
    A 22-year-old man was struck and killed by a passing freight train late Thursday night in Carlsbad, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said. According to witnesses, the man ignored the crossing warning system and attempted to cross the tracks...
  • Train derails in Belcamp; 2 killed in Bel Air fire; new islands eyed [50 years ago]

    As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, Aug. 6, 1964: Three diesel engines and 30 box cars of a northbound B&O freight train headed for Jersey City derailed in Belcamp. The crash occurred when one of the cars was derailed about three...
  • Train strikes vehicle in Rosedale where explosion occurred last year

    Train strikes vehicle in Rosedale where explosion occurred last year
    A freight train struck a garbage truck Tuesday morning at the same street-level railroad crossing in Rosedale where a similar collision 15 months ago resulted in a fiery explosion. The incident could have been far worse, considering what happened last...
  • Delays after Metra train kills pedestrian near Morton Grove

    Delays after Metra train kills pedestrian near Morton Grove
    Metra service was delayed Monday evening after a train fatally struck a pedestrian near Morton Grove, the transit agency said. The outbound Milwaukee District North Line train 2127 left Union Station at 4:15 p.m. and was slated to stop in Deerfield at...
  • Metra train hits, kills bicyclist on UP Northwest Line

    Metra train hits, kills bicyclist on UP Northwest Line
    A Metra train on the Union Pacific Northwest line struck and killed a woman on a bicycle in Des Plaines on Thursday evening, an agency spokesman said. Train 639, which left downtown Chicago at 5:12 p.m. and was due in Barrington at 6:17 p.m., struck the...
  • 2 women narrowly escape death on Indiana railroad trestle

    2 women narrowly escape death on Indiana railroad trestle
    The two women slowly come into view as the freight train rounds a bend and crosses a trestle in Indiana, the engineer sounding his horn longer and longer the closer he gets. The women start running, but one of them stumbles and falls and the second woman...