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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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  • Improvements To Metro-North Tied To Funding Levels

    Improvements To Metro-North Tied To Funding Levels
    HARTFORD – Three to four years. That's about how long it could take to rebuild the Metro-North Railroad and restore confidence in the commuter transit system, according to its president, Joseph J. Giulietti. "You don't immediately get to a state...
  • New York City man gets prison in New Mexico cocaine case

    A New York City man has been sentenced to nearly nine years in federal prison for cocaine trafficking in New Mexico. Federal prosecutors say 32-year-old Malik S. Williams, of The Bronx, was sentenced Monday and will be on five years of supervised release...
  • Railroad president says things are improving after accidents

    The president of the nation's second-biggest commuter railroad told state lawmakers on Monday that progress is being made toward improving safety and reliability following a series of high-profile accidents and service disruptions two years ago....
  • SunRail finishes first year $27.2 million in the red

    SunRail finishes first year $27.2 million in the red
    The SunRail commuter train finished its first year of operation $27.2 million in the red, bringing in $7.2 million while spending $34.4 million. The shortfall was covered by taxpayers through the state Department of Transportation, which oversees the...
  • Jack Black immediately derails 'The D Train'

    Jack Black immediately derails 'The D Train'
    Hidden in the nagging onslaught of suck that is “The D Train” is a really good scene: Oliver Lawless (James Marsden), the former high school stud who moved from Pittsburgh to L.A. to become an actor, approaches Dermot Mulroney (playing...
  • Five things for Monday, May 11, 2015

    Five things for Monday, May 11, 2015
    Here are your stories for Monday in Central Florida: SunRail's first year is big shortfall; grenades found in homes; Florida coast face rising seas; more on universal Nintendo deal; and "hurricane amnesia." 1. The SunRail commuter train finished its...
  • Unauthorized driver on Orlando International Airport tram killed when train makes sudden stop

    Unauthorized driver on Orlando International Airport tram killed when train makes sudden stop
    A man who was not supposed to be aboard an airport tram during a maintenance run Friday morning was put in control then killed when it made a sudden stop, sending him hurtling through the windshield to the ground 15 feet below, an airport executive said....
  • Officials identify woman killed by New Jersey Transit train

    Authorities have released the name of a woman killed when she was struck by a New Jersey Transit train in Morris County. But it's still not clear why the woman was on the tracks when the accident occurred around 7 p.m. Friday in Dover. NJ Transit says...
  • Flood waters swept North Texas man to his death

    Strong storms spawned several tornadoes and dumped heavy rain on North Texas overnight, killing at least one person, flooding roads and damaging train tracks in an area where a freight train derailed before dawn on Friday, officials said. Several...
  • BNSF reopens track at ND site of oil train derailment, fire

    BNSF Railway resumed shipments Friday along a track in North Dakota two days after an oil train derailed and caught fire, and cleanup continued on crude that spilled into nearby wetlands. The 109-car train was hauling crude from the Bakken oil patch in...
  • Unbuckled driver falls out of seat, bus nearly hits train

    A Philadelphia bus driver is facing disciplinary action because she was not buckled in when she fell out of her seat and nearly hit a freight train. The train was on tracks that run down the middle of a street near Philadelphia's Delaware River port. The...