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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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  • Spain train driver was on phone and speeding when crash occurred

    MADRID -- Data from "black box" recorders show the driver of a train that derailed and killed 79 passengers in northern Spain was on the phone while driving at almost twice the speed limit at the time of impact, a Spanish court said Tuesday. Audio...
  • 1937 train derailment

     
    1937 Southern Pacific freight train derailment....
  • More than 40 hurt when truck, Amtrak train collide

     
    Passengers aboard an Amtrak train described a chaotic scene when it was hit by a big rig Monday in California's Central Valley, injuring more than 40 people. Three cars derailed. Passengers said they felt the impact and then saw a......
  • 30 to 40 hurt as Amtrak train, big rig collide in Central Valley

     
    A big rig careened into a southbound Amtrak train Monday in California's Central Valley, injuring 30 to 40 people as three cars derailed....
  • Mission Viejo car crash kills one, halts trains for four hours

     
    Mission Viejo Car Crash Kills One, Halts Train Traffic for Four Hours...
  • Review: Richard Artschwager a success in any dimension at Hammer

    Review: Richard Artschwager a success in any dimension at Hammer
    Richard Artschwager, who died in February at 89, was that exceedingly rare artist who made paintings and sculptures of virtually equal merit. In contemporary art, usually it's one or the other. Painters paint, sculptors sculpt, and the differences...
  • 1 hurt when Metra train hits car on Far South Side

    1 hurt when Metra train hits car on Far South Side
    A person was seriously injured when the car they were in was hit by a Metra train in the Morgan Park neighborhood this evening, authorities said. The car was hit by a Metra Rock Island District train about 6 p.m. in the 1800 block of West 119th Street,...
  • Driver injured in crash with train in Ellicott City

    Driver injured in crash with train in Ellicott City
    A vehicle stuck on a train track in Ellicott City was struck by a train early Saturday, leaving a man injured, Howard County fire officials said. The vehicle was stuck at a set of tracks at Old Frederick Road, near the Howard and Baltimore County...
  • Angels Flight could be shut down for months, NTSB says

    Angels Flight could be shut down for months, NTSB says
    Angels Flight could be shut down for months while federal officials investigate why the funicular derailed last week, stranding six passengers. The railway, billed as the shortest in the world at 298 feet, stopped Thursday when the car, called Sinai,...
  • Victims of Metrolink's 2008 crash in Chatsworth honored with memorial

    Victims of Metrolink's 2008 crash in Chatsworth honored with memorial
    In a solemn ceremony, a memorial honoring the victims of the 2008 Metrolink crash in Chatsworth was unveiled Thursday at the Moorpark railroad station.Photos Victims and the relatives of those who were killed or injured gathered on the fifth anniversary...
  • Strong stench remains after Hays train accident

    Strong stench remains after Hays train accident
    A train derailment caused 1,500 tons of smelly, decaying chicken meal to be spilled in Hays last month, and Union Pacific contractors have been trying to get rid of it ever since. Chicken meal is an ingredient used in cat food. Since the spill, residents...