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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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  • Report: Son of Palm Beach County couple missing after Amtrak crash

    A Baltimore man whose parents live on Singer Island in Riviera Beach was aboard the Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia and has not been heard from since the crash, WPEC-Ch. 12 is reporting. Relatives of Bob Gildersleeve have traveled to...
  • The Week in Pictures | May 11-17, 2015

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. We begin this week on the East Coast, where investigators scoured the scene of a derailed Amtrak train in Philadelphia, searching for clues to the accident that killed eight people and injured...
  • Online fundraising effort for woman who died after fall from train

    Online fundraising effort for woman who died after fall from train
    An online fundraising effort has been launched for the family of a 21-year-old woman who died Tuesday after she either jumped or fell from a freight train traveling through Bethlehem. Taylor Brown had graduated May 10 from Susquehanna University and...
  • Did they fall? Did they jump?

    Did they fall? Did they jump?
    Authorities said they don't know why a 21-year-old Easton woman who graduated from college a week and a half ago hopped a freight train with her boyfriend sometime Tuesday night. But around 10:45 p.m. in south Bethlehem, they jumped or fell off the...
  • Our say: As you travel this weekend, take a good look

    Our say: As you travel this weekend, take a good look
    Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and the experts say millions more Americans, with gas prices lower, will be responding to the call of the not-so-open road. Specifically, as The Baltimore Sun reported, AAA Mid-Atlantic expects more than 800,000 state...
  • The Morning Report: What you need to know today in Annapolis and Anne Arundel

    The Morning Report: What you need to know today in Annapolis and Anne Arundel
    The Morning Report is a quick roundup of links to stories we think Annapolis and Anne Arundel County residents will be talking about today. You can click on the links directly from the text of this feature. Here's what's happening. The Blue Angels put...
  • Investigators studying cellphone of engineer in fatal Amtrak crash

    Investigators studying cellphone of engineer in fatal Amtrak crash
    Investigators trying to determine why an Amtrak train barreled into a curve at more than twice the speed limit are studying the engineer's cellphone to see if he was distracted before the fatal crash, officials said Wednesday. The National...
  • 'Low spot' on track caused Metra train car to derail, officials say

    'Low spot' on track caused Metra train car to derail, officials say
    A "low spot" at a curved stretch of track caused the derailment of a Metra Electric District train early Wednesday, officials said. One set of wheels of the third car in a four-car train went off the tracks near 11th Street just south of downtown. All...
  • America must show the will to do the job

    The dictionary defines infrastructure as basic facilities, services and installations needed for the functioning of a community or society, such as transportation and communications systems, water and power lines, etc. Even the dictionary does not provide...
  • Amtrak crash not about funding

    Amtrak crash not about funding
    After the horrible accident with the Amtrak train, both Sen. Ben Cardin and Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger want to turn it into a political issue ("Amtrak derailment victims recall harrowing moments following crash," May 13). They want to blame it on...
  • Man, 47, hit by CTA train on South Side

    Man, 47, hit by CTA train on South Side
    A man is in critical condition after he was struck by a CTA Red Line train early Wednesday, authorities said. A 47-year-old man was struck at the 35th Street station by a train about 12:35 a.m., police said citing preliminary information. He was taken...