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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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  • Night train kills 14 migrants 'sleeping' on Macedonia tracks

    A group of migrants trying to reach European opportunity via what's billed by smugglers as a "safe" route — trekking along train tracks through the Balkans — was hit by an overnight train in a remote river gorge in Macedonia, killing 14....
  • Illinois woman killed by train was trying to rescue opossum

    A 58-year-old animal rescue volunteer struck and killed by a St. Louis MetroLink train in southwestern Illinois was responding to a call about an opossum on the tracks. Sandie Konopelski of Shiloh was struck by the westbound commuter train Friday morning...
  • Pullman monument could have replica train car as Metra stop shelter

    Pullman monument could have replica train car as Metra stop shelter
    A redesigned Metra station with a train car for a shelter was one of several ideas floated for the newly created Pullman National Monument during a recent three-day workshop. Federal, state and local officials joined 40 urban planning and design experts...
  • New York to get nearly $1B loan to make commuter rail safer

    The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the nation's largest commuter rail network, is on track to receive a nearly $1 billion federal loan for safety improvements meant to avoid a repeat of a 2013 derailment that killed four people, Gov. Andrew...
  • Quickly: 'What exactly constitutes a rainy day?'

    Quickly: 'What exactly constitutes a rainy day?'
    What's Quickly? It's where readers sound off on the issues of the day. Have a quote, question or quip? Call Quickly at (312) 222-2426 or email quickly@post-trib.com. Indiana has a $2 billion surplus for a rainy day. Roads are crumbling, schools are...
  • Cops identify man who died after being hit by freight train

    Police have identified the man who died after being struck by a freight train near Rochester's downtown Amtrak station. Officials say 20-year-old Lawrence Maddox was hit by an eastbound train around 4:45 a.m. Wednesday just west of the station. He was...
  • Five-vehicle collision on I-695 inner loop

    Five-vehicle collision on I-695 inner loop
    All traffic lanes and the right shoulder have been reopened on the inner loop of Interstate 695 in Towson, where a Friday morning collision involving five vehicles had shut down all inner loop traffic, state transportation officials said. The collision,...
  • 1 killed when freight train hits SUV on tracks in Camarillo

    1 killed when freight train hits SUV on tracks in Camarillo
    A road in Camarillo will be closed for most of Thursday afternoon after a freight train struck a sport utility vehicle that was on the tracks, killing the driver, authorities said. The crash occurred about 8:30 a.m. at a crossing at South Las Posas Road...
  • Colorado: Ride historic Rio Grande railway to mountaintop concerts

    Colorado: Ride historic Rio Grande railway to mountaintop concerts
    This summer you can take a ride on a historic railroad through the southern Rocky Mountains and attend a mountaintop outdoor concert featuring the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Juice Newton and other country and western performers. The Rio Grande Scenic...
  • Wheaton man hit, killed by commuter train, police chief says

    Wheaton man hit, killed by commuter train, police chief says
    A 37-year-old man was killed after being hit by a Metra train west of downtown Wheaton, officials said. Wheaton Police responded to the Union Pacific train tracks north of Manchester Road and Birch Drive just before 7 p.m. April 21 with a report of...
  • German train drivers on strike for second day

    German train drivers are on strike for a second day, causing scores of cancellations around the country. German rail operator Deutsche Bahn was able to keep some trains running, but the dpa news agency reported Thursday that two-thirds of its long-...