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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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  • 'Midnight Rider' trial sparks backlash on social media

    'Midnight Rider' trial sparks backlash on social media
    Twitter users erupted with backlash on Monday after "Midnight Rider" director Randall Miller pleaded guilty to charges related to the death of 27-year-old camera assistant Sarah Jones. Jones, 27, was struck and killed by a freight train in February of...
  • Man pushed into oncoming S.F. Muni train during fight, police say

    Man pushed into oncoming S.F. Muni train during fight, police say
    A San Francisco man is recovering after being pushed into the path of an oncoming light-rail train Sunday during a fight, police said. The man suffered serious head injuries after being hit by the train at the Civic Center station. He and another man...
  • Christine Wolf: Sometimes luck is all in the numbers

    I was 24 years old on March 10, 1993, when I boarded the 7:30 a.m. Amtrak train in Chicago's Union Station. At 11:10 a.m., in Comstock Township, Mich., outside Kalamazoo, our train, traveling 62 mph, collided with a liquid propane tanker truck. The...
  • Illinois oil train derailment threatens Mississippi River

    Illinois oil train derailment threatens Mississippi River
    An oil train derailment and spill in northwest Illinois poses an "imminent and substantial danger" of contaminating the Mississippi River, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Saturday. The spill from the derailment, which occurred Thursday,...
  • Suburban leaders concerned about rail safety following Galena derailment

    Suburban leaders concerned about rail safety following Galena derailment
    Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner said Thursday's rail tanker derailment near Galena is another episode in a series of accidents involving crude oil tankers that he fears will happen with increasing frequency unless something is done to change federal rules...
  • Galena derailment should put Chicago on alert, officials say

    Galena derailment should put Chicago on alert, officials say
    The fiery train derailment Thursday near Galena should serve as a wake-up call for the state and the Chicago area to be better prepared in the event of a similar incident in the metropolitan area, officials said. The BNSF Railway train carrying 103 tank...
  • The Week in Pictures | Feb. 23-28, 2015

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This week, the glitz and glamour of Tinseltown was on display at the 87th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood....
  • Major MARC, Amtrak delays Saturday after wheel of Amtrak train comes off track in Odenton

    Major MARC, Amtrak delays Saturday after wheel of Amtrak train comes off track in Odenton
    Major delays were reported on Amtrak and MARC rail service in Maryland on Saturday after the wheel of a morning Amtrak train came off the track in Odenton, Amtrak said. The Maryland Transit Administration said there would be no Penn Line service to the...
  • Canadian oil train derails in Ontario, no injuries

    A Canadian National Railway train carrying crude oil toward eastern Canada derailed early Saturday near Gogama in northern Ontario, causing fires that spread to a nearby waterway, according to Ontario Provincial Police. No injuries were reported, police...
  • EPA: No chemicals detected in air near oil train fire

    EPA: No chemicals detected in air near oil train fire
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says no chemicals have been detected in the air near an oil train that derailed and burst into flames in western Illinois. The agency said Friday that it's conducting air monitoring, taking water samples and...
  • Public Confidence May Be Another Casualty Of Metro-North Crash

    Public Confidence May Be Another Casualty Of Metro-North Crash
    It's imperative that the federal agencies investigating Tuesday's fiery fatal crash of a Metro-North commuter train find the cause as soon as possible. Public confidence in the nation's second busiest commuter rail line is teetering from this crash, as...