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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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  • 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,”...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Blotter: Washburne students distributed inappropriate images via phones

    Blotter: Washburne students distributed inappropriate images via phones
    The following items were taken from Winnetka police reports: The west-facing exterior door of the Metra train station depot was damaged on Oct. 27. Repair costs $150. An unlocked vehicle parked in the 800 block of Cherry Street was entered on Oct. 28....
  • Pedestrian Struck And Killed By Train In Norwalk

    Pedestrian Struck And Killed By Train In Norwalk
    NORWALK — A woman was struck and killed by a Metro-North train near the South Norwalk station early Monday morning, MTA officials said. The woman has not yet been identified, but appears to have been in her late 20s or early 30s, MTA officials...
  • Man dies after being pushed onto N.Y. subway track

    It is every New Yorker's worst nightmare, and thankfully it rarely happens. But the nightmare turned real and police on Monday were searching for clues that could lead them to the person who pushed a man into the path of an oncoming subway train that...