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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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  • Virginia, CSX offer advice for crude-by-rail accidents

     Virginia, CSX offer advice for crude-by-rail accidents
    A big lesson from the crude oil train that derailed in Lynchburg last April, sparked a raging fire and spilled fuel into the James River is this: Get ready for the next one. Not that emergency response experts are predicting another derailment in...
  • SunRail trains full of Winter Park art festival fans

    SunRail trains full of Winter Park art festival fans
    Crowds are growing and could get worse on the SunRail commuter train today as more and more people show up at the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. The parking lot at the northernmost stop, DeBary, is full and SunRail spokesman Steve Olson is...
  • Passenger train derails in north India killing 26 people

    Passenger train derails in north India killing 26 people
    Three coaches of a passenger train derailed in northern India on Friday, killing 26 people, and rescuers were using gas cutters to rip apart the mangled wreckage to find trapped people. At least 30 people were injured. Rescue workers had pulled out 26...
  • Cedar Lake mother grieves over death of 13-year-old son hit by train

    Cedar Lake mother grieves over death of 13-year-old son hit by train
    Jeffery Bellinger told his mother he just wanted to enjoy the spring-like weather Tuesday when he asked for permission to walk home from Hanover Middle School. Jeffery, 13, called about 3 p.m. to see if he could make the trek from the school at 10631...
  • Park Ridge agrees to give alley to fitness club for $1

    Park Ridge agrees to give alley to fitness club for $1
    The city of Park Ridge has relinquished ownership of a former alley in return for a $1 payment. The City Council voted 6-1 on March 16 to vacate the alley behind 826 W. Touhy Ave., the site of the former Napleton car dealership, in order for a developer...
  • NTSB preliminary report confirms Oxnard Metrolink derailment details

    NTSB preliminary report confirms Oxnard Metrolink derailment details
    A preliminary federal report on the Oxnard train derailment confirms details on how a truck became lodged on the tracks just moments before last month's fatal crash. The National Transportation Safety Board report released Thursday says the truck driver...
  • South Shore express trains intended to lure new NWI residents

    South Shore express trains intended to lure new NWI residents
    PORTAGE — The success of the newly launched "Sunrise Express" South Shore commuter train from South Bend to Chicago could lead to landmark change for the railroad, pitting it in tighter competition for commuters with Metra, its Illinois rival. The...
  • Quickly for March 18: 'Commuters can drive to the train station'

    What's Quickly? It's where readers sound off on the issues of the day. Have a quote, question or quip? Call Quickly at (312) 222-2426 or email quickly@post-trib.com. It sounds like all these people getting insurance from Obamacare are having it paid...
  • Fallen wire on Doylestown passenger train halts SEPTA traffic

    Fallen wire on Doylestown passenger train halts SEPTA traffic
    An electric line dropped on a SEPTA passenger train in Doylestown on Tuesday afternoon, forcing all rail traffic to stop between Doylestown and Chalfont. A tree knocked the wire onto the train at 4:50 p.m., a short distance from the Doylestown station, a...
  • Boy, 13, walking home from school struck, killed by train in Cedar Lake

    Boy, 13, walking home from school struck, killed by train in Cedar Lake
    A 13-year-old boy was struck and killed by a train as he walked home from school along train tracks in northwest Indiana. Jeffery Bellinger of Cedar Lake was struck around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday about 200 feet north of 137th Avenue and the CSX train...
  • Coroner rules on cause of missing veteran's death

    Coroner rules on cause of missing veteran's death
    Results of an autopsy show that Libertyville Army veteran Dan Nerstrom committed suicide, a fear that friends and family had hoped to prevent for the more than three months he was missing. Orlando Portillo, chief deputy coroner at the Lake County...