RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

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

Top Railway Disasters Articles

Displaying items 12-22
  • The Week in Pictures | Feb. 23-28, 2015

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This week, the glitz and glamour of Tinseltown was on display at the 87th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood....
  • Five things for Thursday, February 26, 2015

    Five things for Thursday, February 26, 2015
    Here are your stories for Thursday in Central Florida: Universal raises prices; SunRail expansion is delayed; report on high-schooler's death; court recommends a 30-day suspension for judge; and more. 1. Following Disney World's lead, Universal...
  • 500 commuters rescued from train stuck outside Philadelphia

    About 500 passengers have been rescued from a disabled Philadelphia-area commuter train after an hour and a half without power or heat. A Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority spokeswoman says overhead wires supplying power to the Warminster...
  • Casino, South Shore bills approved by House

    The House approved the casino gaming and South Shore train extension bills by large margins this week, but they may face a tough road in the Senate. House members voted 76-19 to Wednesday to OK the gaming bill — HB1514 — which allows...
  • Police investigate train accident in Maitland

    Police investigate train accident in Maitland
    Police were investigating a train accident in Maitland late Wednesday night, officials said. According to TV news outlets, one man was killed in the crash. The accident involving a CSX train forced the closure of Lake Avenue near 17-92. Police on...
  • Metrolink trains expand use of new safety measure

    Metrolink trains expand use of new safety measure
    The Metrolink commuter train service next week is expanding its use of a new high-tech safety system that allows remote control to slow or halt trains if the on-board engineers are not responding properly to a potential danger, officials said. The so-...
  • Soil disposal work continues at W.Va. train derailment site

    Response teams are continuing to restore the environment around a fiery train car derailment in southern West Virginia. A statement Saturday from multiple agencies responding to the Feb. 16 derailment says excavated soil containing oil from the Mount...
  • Man fatally struck by Long Island Rail Road train

    A man has been fatally struck by a Long Island Rail Road train in Amityville. A spokesman for the railroad says the unidentified man was struck by an eastbound train at 12:45 p.m. Saturday. Service was suspended between Seaford and Babylon following the...
  • Driver in Metrolink derailment leaves jail as probe into crash continues

    Driver in Metrolink derailment leaves jail as probe into crash continues
    Freed without charges after days in jail, the pickup driver in this week's Southern California train derailment is focused on how the train's passengers are faring, his son said. "My father and the rest of my family are praying for everyone's speedy...
  • Oil train wrecks increase pressure for tougher safety rules

    Fiery wrecks of trains hauling crude oil have intensified pressure on the Obama administration to approve tougher standards for railroads and tank cars despite industry complaints that it could cost billions and slow freight deliveries. On Feb. 5, the...
  • Man cited after collision with Tri-Rail train in Deerfield Beach

    Man cited after collision with Tri-Rail train in Deerfield Beach
    David Anthony Flores told a Broward sheriff's deputy that he remembers crashing with a Tri-Rail train, but doesn't recall much after that, a sheriff's report says. He told a deputy he neither remembers what led to the Deerfield Beach crash, nor...