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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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  • German train drivers to start 5-day strike Tuesday

    A union representing German train drivers has called members out on a five-day strike starting Tuesday, its longest walkout yet in an increasingly bitter dispute with the national railway operator. The GDL union said passenger train drivers will walk off...
  • Object breaks window of Amtrak train in Baltimore

    Object breaks window of Amtrak train in Baltimore
    An object hit and broke the window of an Amtrak Acela train as the train moved south through Baltimore Sunday night, officials said. Train No. 2225 was carrying 225 passengers and approaching Baltimore's Pennsylvania Station at about 8 p.m. when the...
  • When reality bites, adapt!

    Q. I spend a lot of time at work bitching in my head about the "way things are." I'm in my early 30s and disillusioned about all the ideals I started with in my career. The rules I played by in my 20s didn't get me where I want to go. Now I'm trying to...
  • Man killed by Metra train in Crystal Lake

    Man killed by Metra train in Crystal Lake
    A man who was killed when he was struck by a Metra train in Crystal Lake early Saturday has been identified. Timothy W. Puckett, 44, of Crystal Lake, was hit on railroad tracks behind the 200 block of Exchange Drive in Crystal Lake, according to the...
  • Man killed by train in Glendale

    A man was killed early Saturday morning after being struck by a train in Glendale, officials said. Around 2:30 a.m., authorities were called  to San Fernando Road and Kellogg Avenue, where a man in his 20s was fatally struck by an oncoming train, said...
  • What's next for SunRail? Talks about more money

    What's next for SunRail? Talks about more money
    "How big city," I couldn't help but think as I boarded SunRail this week to ride to work. Then, as soon as I sat down, I ran into a family I hadn't seen in years, and we chatted from Altamonte Springs to Lynx Central, the stop that is just a couple of...
  • SunRail marks mixed first year of service

    SunRail marks mixed first year of service
    SunRail, the first fixed-rail mass-transit system in Central Florida history, has yet to transform the way most people get around the region as it marks its one-year anniversary Friday. Some 200,000 people still drive on Interstate 4 every workday. But...
  • Va. senators, feds announce new measures against oil-by-rail disasters

    Va. senators, feds announce new measures against oil-by-rail disasters
    One year after a train carrying crude oil derailed in Lynchburg en route to a Yorktown terminal, Virginia senators and the Obama administration announced separate measures intended to protect communities from oil-by-rail accidents. On Thursday, Sens....
  • Virginia should beef up rail safety measures, task force says

    Virginia should beef up rail safety measures, task force says
    Virginia should hire more railroad track inspectors and amend state law to require greater visibility at railroad crossings, a state task force on rail safety says. The task force, convened after a CSX oil train derailed in Lynchburg a year ago,...
  • Amtrak, CSX sue trucking company involved in NC derailment

    Amtrak and railroad operator CSX are suing the trucking company involved in a March train derailment in North Carolina that injured 55 people. The lawsuit filed Friday in a Raleigh federal court blames Guy M. Turner Inc. of Greensboro for the March 9...
  • SunRail thanks riders on its first anniversary

    SunRail thanks riders on its first anniversary
    The SunRail commuter train celebrated its first birthday Friday with officials handing out trinkets such as pins and foam trains to riders, along with cupcakes, doughnuts and a big thank you. "Love the swag. You know kids," said Brooke Smith, who was...