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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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  • Ungated railroad crossings pose dangers

    Ungated railroad crossings pose dangers
    Widely used but little acknowledged, the railroad crossing at Hollins Ferry Road just outside the Baltimore Beltway in Halethorpe is an accident waiting to happen, according to the Federal Railroad Administration. It almost claimed Colleen Zaccagnino...
  • Investigators reconstruct Rosedale train collision, examine truck

    Investigators reconstruct Rosedale train collision, examine truck
    Federal investigators on Thursday reconstructed the scene of this week's collision between a CSX cargo train and a truck, hoping to piece together more information on the derailment and explosion that rocked businesses and homes in the Rosedale area....
  • Hospitals prepped for mass casualties after train blast

    Hospitals prepped for mass casualties after train blast
    Bob Marshall was on the phone in his office at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in East Baltimore when he heard the boom, felt the building shake and saw the plume of smoke on the horizon. "This is what we've trained for," he thought. As news poured...
  • Rail Crash A Warning: Get System Up To Snuff

    Rail Crash A Warning: Get System Up To Snuff
    Last week's derailment and collision of two Metro-North trains in Fairfield left dozens injured, tens of thousands inconvenienced and taxpayers footing the bill for millions of dollars in repairs. It also proved just how fragile our rail network is, as...
  • Metra: Rock Island District service resumes after Amtrak derailment

    Metra: Rock Island District service resumes after Amtrak derailment
    Metra service on the Rock Island District line resumed this afternoon after an Amtrak train derailment block the Metra tracks at 16th Street, according to Metra. Metra trains were not allowed to enter or exit the LaSalle Street station due to the...
  • 2 cars of Metra equipment train derail, no one hurt

    2 cars of Metra equipment train derail, no one hurt
    Two cars of a 6-car Metra equipment train came off the tracks tonight near Union Station in the West Loop Gate neighborhood. No injuries have occurred and no passengers were on the train when the two cars derailed about 5:30 p.m. near Washington Street,...
  • History matters

    100 Years Ago Errant engine A Serious Railroad Accident "The passenger train that left Camden Station a few minutes before 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon for Frederick, Winchester and intermediate stations was derailed in Union Dam tunnel, two miles...
  • Train Cars with Toxic Cargo Crash Off NJ Bridge

    Train Cars with Toxic Cargo Crash Off NJ Bridge
    PAULSBORO, NJ -- A bridge collapsed in the West Deptford area of New Jersey on Friday, sending several train cars carrying toxic chemicals crashing into a creek near the Delaware River, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Vinyl chloride, a highly toxic and...
  • Second Earlham student dies following train accident

    Second Earlham student dies following train accident
    A second Earlham College student injured during a train accident in Richmond has died. Earlham College announced that Lenore Edwards passed away. The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office (Ohio) alerted Richmond police about the death. Edwards, who is...
  • 2 hurt when Orange Line train derails in rail yard

    2 hurt when Orange Line train derails in rail yard
    Two people suffered minor injuries when a CTA train derailed in the Orange Line rail yard at Midway Airport Friday morning, officials said The train derailed around 2:30 a.m. in the 4600 block of West 59th Street, according to the Chicago Fire...
  • Train Crashes Parade Float Carrying Wounded Veterans, Killing 4

    Train Crashes Parade Float Carrying Wounded Veterans, Killing 4
    MIDLAND, Texas -- As the Union Pacific freight train barreled toward the veterans parade trailer crossing the tracks in Midland, Texas, Army Sgt. Joshua Michael, 34, reacted on instincts. As witnesses and police later put it, Michael’s hero mode kicked...