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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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  • Traffic: Emergency roadwork on MD 150 in Dundalk

    Traffic: Emergency roadwork on MD 150 in Dundalk
    Emergency roadwork on MD 150 East in Dundalk at Pembrooke Boulevard has closed the eastbound right traffic lane and eastbound right shoulder at 6:52 a.m., DOT said. Roadwork on MD 144 West in the Cooksville area at Drovers Lane has closed the westbound...
  • Amtrak train hits parked vehicle in Winter Park

    Amtrak train hits parked vehicle in Winter Park
    An Amtrak train crashed into a parked vehicle in Winter Park on Saturday afternoon, according to police. The incident happened near the intersection of Holt and Pennsylvania. The vehicle was parked too close to the tracks and the train clipped it when...
  • Four injured, driver flees River West car crash

    Four injured, driver flees River West car crash
    A car jumped a barrier and landed upside down after tearing an electrical pole in half early Saturday morning in the River West neighborhood, according to police. The driver fled the scene and is not in custody but at least two of the four people rushed...
  • Officials: Car hits SunRail in Sanford, driver injured

    Officials: Car hits SunRail in Sanford, driver injured
    A car hit a northbound SunRail train near Sanford around 7:30 p.m. Thursday, officials said. The car's 19-year-old driver was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, Sanford police said. None of the SunRail crew...
  • Pedestrian hit, killed by Metrolink train in North Hollywood

    Pedestrian hit, killed by Metrolink train in North Hollywood
    A pedestrian was killed in North Hollywood early Friday after being struck by a Metrolink train traveling on the Ventura line, authorities said. The pedestrian was hit in the 7200 block of Lankershim Boulevard at 7:46 a.m., Lt. Mike Mendoza told the Los...
  • Pedestrian killed by Metrolink train in North Hollywood

    Pedestrian killed by Metrolink train in North Hollywood
    A pedestrian was killed in North Hollywood early Friday after being struck a Metrolink train traveling on the Ventura line, authorities said. The pedestrian was hit in the 7200 block of Lankershim Boulevard at 7:46 a.m., said Lt. Mike Mendoza. There...
  • Rail union members vote down BNSF proposal to cut train crew size

    A tentative agreement to reduce train crew size on one of the nation's largest rail carriers has failed, according to the labor union whose members voted on it this week. The pact would have eliminated on-board conductors on 60 percent of BNSF Railway,...
  • Lisle OKs sale contract for old village hall site

    Lisle OKs sale contract for old village hall site
    Lisle has entered a $1 million agreement to sell its old village hall site despite concerns from residents over plans to create apartments and retail space. Officials say the step was necessary to begin the process that includes studies and hearings....
  • U.S. proposes rule to prevent runaway trains of dangerous goods

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Railroad Administration on Tuesday proposed measures to prevent unattended freight trains from causing accidents, a step meant to improve oil train safety after a string of serious mishaps. The FRA, part of the...
  • Man struck, killed by Amtrak train in Lake Forest

    Man struck, killed by Amtrak train in Lake Forest
    A man was struck and killed by a southbound Amtrak train in Lake Forest last night, according to Lake Forest police. At about 6 p.m., a man walked onto the pedestrian crossing at the north end of the train platform of the station, located at 911 South...
  • SunRail communication with passengers still a work in progress

    SunRail communication with passengers still a work in progress
    Talk to an Interstate 4 commuter and they'll tell you one of the most frustrating things about using the highway is not knowing what's going on ahead. You crawl along in slow-moving traffic for 15 or 20 minutes, but when the herd starts moving again...