| Jun 1, 2013
| 12:18 PM
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...
| May 31, 2013
| 4:44 AM
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....
| May 31, 2013
| 3:39 PM
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...
| May 24, 2013
| 4:11 PM
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...
| May 19, 2013
| 11:53 AM
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...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 5:19 PM
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,...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 8:13 AM
100 Years Ago
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...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 9:16 AM
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...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 8:36 AM
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...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 4:38 AM
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...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 4:29 PM
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, Michaels hero mode kicked...