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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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  • New oil-train safety rules will put public back in the dark

    WASHINGTON Details about rail shipments of crude oil and ethanol will be made exempt from public disclosure under new regulations announced by the U.S. Department of Transportation on Friday. The department will end its requirement, put in place a year...
  • Oil tanker safety of interest to Naperville residents

    Oil tanker safety of interest to Naperville residents
    In June of 2009, seventeen tank cars of the Chicago, Central & Pacific Railroad left the rails near Cherry Valley, Ill., dumping hundreds of thousands of gallons of ethanol into a Rock River tributary, causing one of the largest fish kills in Illinois...
  • Task force outlines train derailment response improvements

    Virginia doesn't have the specialized training, expertise and equipment necessary to deal with a "worst-case scenario" involving train derailments, according to a new report from a state task force. The group, created by Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe...
  • US, Canada unveil rules to boost oil train safety

    Rail tank cars used to transport crude oil and many other flammable liquids will have to be built to stronger standards to reduce the risk of a catastrophic train crash and fire, under sweeping new safety rules unveiled Friday by U.S. and Canadian...
  • Pedestrian killed by Amtrak train in Delaware

    A pedestrian has died after being hit by a high-speed Amtrak train in Delaware. Delaware State Police say 21-year-old Anthony J. Pellerito of Claymont was struck by the Amtrak Acela Express train in Claymont Thursday afternoon. He was pronounced dead...
  • Pedestrian struck, killed by southbound train in Plaistow

    Railroad officials say a pedestrian has been struck and killed by an Amtrak Downeaster train in Plaistow, New Hampshire. Patricia Quinn, executive director of the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority, says the accident occurred at 2:53 p.m....
  • Recent oil train crashes in the US and Canada

    Sweeping regulations to boost the safety of trains transporting crude oil, ethanol and other flammable liquids were announced Friday by U.S. and Canadian officials. The long-awaited regulations are a response to a series of oil train accidents in both...
  • Kentucky man killed in Illinois railroad work accident

    A Kentucky man has died in an accident while working in northern Illinois on the Canadian Pacific Railroad. Officials in Ogle County say 20-year-old James C. Campbell of Prestonsburg, Kentucky, died Thursday morning just north of the village of...
  • Highway Patrol officer fined and suspended for recklessness

    The Highway Patrol lieutenant who led the investigation into a deadly collision between a school bus and a freight train near Larimore has been suspended without pay for one day and fined $20 for driving the wrong way on a major highway the night of the...
  • Free coffee and doughnuts Friday at some SunRail stations

    Free coffee and doughnuts Friday at some SunRail stations
    The SunRail commuter-train system will celebrate its first-year anniversary Friday with some giveaways and appearances on various runs by politicians, train officials and sporting mascots. "It's going to be a working birthday," said SunRail spokesman...
  • SunRail marks mixed first year of service

    SunRail marks mixed first year of service
    SunRail, the first fixed-rail mass-transit system in Central Florida history, has yet to transform the way most people get around the region as it marks its one-year anniversary Friday. Some 200,000 people still drive on Interstate 4 every workday. But...