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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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  • SunRail running today after driver possibly tried to beat train in crash

    SunRail running today after driver possibly tried to beat train in crash
    SunRail trains are running this morning after a crash involving a Ford Freestyle in Maitland on Wednesday. Police said the Ford driver may have been trying to speed across the tracks. No injuries were reported in the crash, which occurred near the...
  • Senate Democrats seek tougher federal rules for oil trains

    Senate Democrats have proposed federal legislation to strengthen safety standards for trains that carry volatile shipments of crude oil. Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell on Wednesday said the measure would ban the use of older tank cars, regulates the...
  • Pedestrian killed after being hit by freight train

    Authorities say a pedestrian has died after being hit by a freight train near an upstate New York rail yard. Local media report that officials in the Saratoga County city of Mechanicville say the man was hit by the locomotive around 5 a.m. Wednesday near...
  • Common-sense, low-cost fix for truck-train crashes rejected

    America's railroads want five more years to stop train wrecks using a high-tech system costing more than $9 billion. But experts tell The Associated Press that it won't keep trains and trucks from crashing together unless both industries use a common-...
  • Trespassing by 'Midnight Rider' crew probably caused train death, NTSB finds

    Trespassing by 'Midnight Rider' crew probably caused train death, NTSB finds
    The fatal train accident on the set of “Midnight Rider” last year was probably caused by the film crew’s trespassing on a railroad bridge, federal safety officials announced Tuesday. Assistant camera operator Sarah Jones, 27, was...
  • Train-truck crashes, by the numbers

    Frequency of "incidents" involving trucks in railroad crossings nationwide each week: 10 Number of federal laws specifically requiring railroads be informed before oversized truckloads cross tracks: 0 Number of years the National Transportation Safety...
  • Feds to test FEC train horns in early April

    Feds to test FEC train horns in early April
    Federal officials say they will conduct their own tests on the Florida East Coast Railway's new locomotive horns during the first week of April. The tests were prompted by numerous complaints from residents along the coastal tracks from Miami to...
  • Year after Blue Line crash, fired train operator says 'I'm out here struggling'

    Year after Blue Line crash, fired train operator says 'I'm out here struggling'
    The CTA said it will rebuild a damaged escalator at the O'Hare station in the spring, a year after a Blue Line train crash injured more than 30 riders and destroyed the escalator. At about 2:49 a.m., March 24, 2014, a Blue Line train traveling 26...
  • CTA to replace O'Hare station escalator wiped out in train crash

     CTA to replace O'Hare station escalator wiped out in train crash
    Work will begin this spring to replace an escalator that was destroyed a year ago when a Blue Line train crashed into the CTA terminal at O'Hare International Airport, the transit agency said Tuesday, the anniversary of the accident blamed on the train'...
  • Get ready for quicker fixes to Tri-Rail delays

    Get ready for quicker fixes to Tri-Rail delays
    Stuck on Tri-Rail? Starting Sunday, delays shouldn't last as long. That's when the commuter train will finally take over the track maintenance and dispatching from Jacksonville-based CSX Transportation, a freight railroad. Officials say passengers...
  • Train hits truck during heavy rain in Thailand; 7 killed

    A passenger train collided with a pickup truck in heavy rain in northern Thailand on Tuesday, killing seven construction workers in the truck and seriously injuring another, police said. The train, bound for Bangkok, crashed into the truck at an...