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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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  • CTA to replace O'Hare station escalator wiped out in train crash

     CTA to replace O'Hare station escalator wiped out in train crash
    Work will begin this spring to replace an escalator that was destroyed a year ago when a Blue Line train crashed into the CTA terminal at O'Hare International Airport, the transit agency said Tuesday, the anniversary of the accident blamed on the train'...
  • Crash involving school bus; another wreck on Beltway

    Crash involving school bus; another wreck on Beltway
    A four-car crash on the Beltway near the Route 1 exit caused lane closures on the Inner Loop just before 8 a.m. Tuesday. Two lanes and one shoulder are closed, according to the Maryland State Highway Administration. Also Tuesday, an empty school bus...
  • Train hits truck during heavy rain in Thailand; 7 killed

    A passenger train collided with a pickup truck in heavy rain in northern Thailand on Tuesday, killing seven construction workers in the truck and seriously injuring another, police said. The train, bound for Bangkok, crashed into the truck at an...
  • Get ready for quicker fixes to Tri-Rail delays

    Get ready for quicker fixes to Tri-Rail delays
    Stuck on Tri-Rail? Starting Sunday, delays shouldn't last as long. That's when the commuter train will finally take over the track maintenance and dispatching from Jacksonville-based CSX Transportation, a freight railroad. Officials say passengers...
  • SunRail gets slammed with Winter Park festival riders

    SunRail gets slammed with Winter Park festival riders
    The SunRail commuter train carried an estimated 26,000 passengers this weekend as it offered free rides to the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. Wannabe riders should look for more SunRail service catering to special events, said Orlando Mayor Buddy...
  • Man found dead on Chicago commuter train at O'Hare airport

    Police say a man was pronounced dead after he was found on a train early Monday morning at the station at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. The man was found unresponsive around 1:30 a.m. Monday on a Blue Line train operated by the Chicago...
  • Police identify man killed by train in Colonial Heights

    A man who was killed by a train in Colonial Heights has been identified. Colonial Heights police say 26-year-old Joshua A. McGraw of Richmond was hit by a CXS Transportation freight train around 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Police say foul play isn't suspected....
  • Oil train disaster fund grows with Irving Oil's contribution

    A proposed settlement fund for victims of a fiery oil train derailment that killed 47 people across the border in Quebec has grown to $270 million (U.S.) with a contribution from Irving Oil, a bankruptcy trustee said Monday. A court filing Friday in...
  • Development near GSU is a political football

    Development near GSU is a political football
    With Governors State University now a four-year college, and a new interchange to be completed at Interstate 57 and Stuenkel Road this fall, University Park should be ripe for economic development. But the matter of how to develop the village, bring...
  • Train cars hauling methanol derail in central Texas

    Texas authorities say a dozen train cars have derailed near Valley Mills, including five tanker cars carrying methanol. Department of Public Safety spokesman Trooper D.L. Wilson says no injuries or fires have been reported from the Saturday evening...
  • Official: Small solvent leak after Texas train derailment

    Authorities say a dozen train cars derailed in Central Texas, and an industrial solvent leaked from one tanker. Department of Public Safety spokesman Trooper D.L. Wilson said no injuries or fires were reported in the Saturday evening accident near...