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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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  • Train Cars with Toxic Cargo Crash Off NJ Bridge

    Train Cars with Toxic Cargo Crash Off NJ Bridge
    PAULSBORO, NJ -- A bridge collapsed in the West Deptford area of New Jersey on Friday, sending several train cars carrying toxic chemicals crashing into a creek near the Delaware River, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Vinyl chloride, a highly toxic and...
  • Second Earlham student dies following train accident

    Second Earlham student dies following train accident
    A second Earlham College student injured during a train accident in Richmond has died. Earlham College announced that Lenore Edwards passed away. The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office (Ohio) alerted Richmond police about the death. Edwards, who is...
  • 2 hurt when Orange Line train derails in rail yard

    2 hurt when Orange Line train derails in rail yard
    Two people suffered minor injuries when a CTA train derailed in the Orange Line rail yard at Midway Airport Friday morning, officials said The train derailed around 2:30 a.m. in the 4600 block of West 59th Street, according to the Chicago Fire...
  • Train Crashes Parade Float Carrying Wounded Veterans, Killing 4

    Train Crashes Parade Float Carrying Wounded Veterans, Killing 4
    MIDLAND, Texas -- As the Union Pacific freight train barreled toward the veterans parade trailer crossing the tracks in Midland, Texas, Army Sgt. Joshua Michael, 34, reacted on instincts. As witnesses and police later put it, Michael’s hero mode kicked...
  • Train Derails after Colliding with Semi, 30 Injured

    Train Derails after Colliding with Semi, 30 Injured
    About 30 passengers suffered "minor to moderate" injures when an Amtrak passenger train collided with a truck in Hanford, California, Monday afternoon, a sheriff's spokesman said. "It was a traffic collision with a big rig and an Amtrak train which...
  • Dozens Hurt in Central Valley Train Derailment

    Dozens Hurt in Central Valley Train Derailment
    HANFORD, Calif. (KTLA) -- Investigators say it could take days to determine what caused a crash between a semi-truck and Amtrak train in Central California that hurt dozens of people. "We won't know probably for a least a couple more days," Pierce said....
  • NTSB: Chicago-Michigan Amtrak missed freight cars by 21 feet

    NTSB: Chicago-Michigan Amtrak missed freight cars by 21 feet
    An Amtrak train that derailed at high speed in Michigan after departing Chicago on Sunday stopped only 21 feet before it would have collided with parked freight hopper cars, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday. Moments before the...
  • Two teens killed, one injured in car/train crash

    Two teens killed, one injured in car/train crash
    Randolph County investigators will determine if alcohol played a role in an early morning car/train crash in Farmland that killed two teenager and injured a third. Kris Kiser, 17, was at the wheel of the car as it slammed into the side of a westbound...
  • Derailment of CSX Corp. train carrying sulfuric acid causes scare in Cecil Co.

    Derailment of CSX Corp. train carrying sulfuric acid causes scare in Cecil Co.
    Just before midnight Wednesday, three words brought a stream of emergency crews and hazardous materials units to a wooded corner of Cecil County just north of Interstate 95: liquid sulfuric acid. A train operated by CSX Corp. derailed about 11:45 p.m.,...
  • Trains moving again on South Shore Line

    Trains moving again on South Shore Line
    Trains are running again on the South Shore Line after a derailment in Michigan City fouled up most of the morning commute. The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District said it expected normal westbound service to resume with the No. 14 train...
  • Red Line service resumes after derailment

    Red Line service resumes after derailment
    Red Line trains were making their regular stops again on the North Side this morning after a minor derailment near the Granville station. An eight-car southbound train derailed between the Granville and Loyola stations around 3 p.m. Sunday, but no...