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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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  • Belgian police kill two suspects during anti-terrorism raid

    Belgian police kill two suspects during anti-terrorism raid
    At least two people were killed Thursday in an anti-terrorism operation near a train station in the eastern Belgian city of Verviers as authorities widened their investigation into last week’s terrorist attacks in France to include potential...
  • Relatives upset they can't visit inmates injured in Texas prison bus wreck

    Relatives upset they can't visit inmates injured in Texas prison bus wreck
    The hospital treating victims of a deadly prison bus crash in West Texas said Thursday that relatives aren't being allowed to visit the inmates because of a longstanding policy, despite demands from the inmates' families to see them. Eight inmates and...
  • Mechanical problems delay trains on two Metra lines

    Mechanical problems delay trains on two Metra lines
    Mechanical problems were being blamed for delays on two Metra lines in the northwest suburbs Thursday morning. Train 2210 on the Milwaukee District West Line was halted at the National Street station in Elgin, according to a Metra alert. The train's...
  • 10 dead after Texas prison bus skids off highway, hits train

    10 dead after Texas prison bus skids off highway, hits train
    A prison bus skidded off an icy Texas highway, slid down an embankment and collided with a passing freight train Wednesday, killing eight inmates and two corrections officers, including the bus driver, authorities said. The overpass on Interstate 20...
  • Metra train fatally strikes pedestrian in northwest suburban Cary

    Metra train fatally strikes pedestrian in northwest suburban Cary
    A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Metra train in far northwest suburban Cary early Friday morning, authorities said. Train No. 608 on Metra’s Union Pacific Northwest Line hit a pedestrian shortly after 6 a.m. near Three Oaks Road north of...
  • Milford Woman Killed By Metro-North Train At Grand Central Station

    Milford Woman Killed By Metro-North Train At Grand Central Station
    NEW YORK - A 62-year old Milford woman died from her injuries after she was caught between the cars of a Metro-North train Wednesday evening as it was departing Grand Central Station, according to a Metro-North spokesman. The woman, identified as Joan...
  • Onlookers pull woman out of car before Metra train hits it

    Onlookers pull woman out of car before Metra train hits it
    Minutes before a Metra train struck a car in Western Springs on Monday afternoon, residents Ed Suarez and Monica DeNaut pulled an 80-year-old woman from it. Suarez said he watched as the woman turned onto the tracks in her Buick sedan. He could see...
  • Candy Cane Train takes Deerfield children to Santa

    Candy Cane Train takes Deerfield children to Santa
    Santa Claus lives and makes toys at the North Pole, according to the popular legend, but a group of Deerfield children found him by taking a train south. As more than 100 people including 60 children boarded a special Metra train car — the Candy...
  • Man hit by Red Line train Friday was 19-year-old from Burbank

    Man hit by Red Line train Friday was 19-year-old from Burbank
    Nineteen-year-old David Ferrer was the victim who was struck and killed by a Metro Red Line train in Studio City on Friday, authorities said Sunday. Ferrer, who lived in Burbank, was struck at the 3900 block of Lankershim Boulevard and pronounced dead...
  • Amtrak train hits man near Pico Rivera, causing delays

    An Amtrak train en route to San Diego hit a man on the train tracks Friday evening, briefly halting rail service for several hundred Southern California commuters. Amtrak's 784 train struck the 25-year-old man about 5:30 p.m. near the intersection of...
  • A train strikes a pedestrian in Suffolk

    A train strikes a pedestrian in Suffolk
    SUFFOLK - A train struck a pedestrian who was walking on the train tracks in the 900 block of Portsmouth Blvd. on Sunday, according to a press release from the Suffolk Police Department. The 21-year-old male victim appears to have non-life threatening...