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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

Top Railway Disasters Articles

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  • Pedestrian killed in train crash near Jacksonville

    A Norfolk Southern freight train struck and killed a pedestrian near Jacksonville. The crash happened Monday night in a wooded area near the Trout River. The Florida Times-Union (http://bit.ly/1F4hiz1 ) reports the engineer told authorities he saw the...
  • MD 147 in Carney closed; Harbor Connector closed for ice

    MD 147 in Carney closed; Harbor Connector closed for ice
    All lanes are closed on MD 147 in Carney at Placid Avenue due to a two-vehicle collision with injury at 8:39 a.m. on Tuesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. The Maryland Transportation Authority said at 8:17 a.m. that right tube...
  • Study: Oil trains pose risk to region

    Study: Oil trains pose risk to region
    Oil trains coursing through Pennsylvania put a sizable portion of the state's population at risk daily, including tens of thousands of Lehigh Valley residents, according to two reports released Monday. Living within the potential evacuation zone of an...
  • Man killed by Metra train on the Far South Side

    Man killed by Metra train on the Far South Side
    A man died Monday afternoon after being struck by a Metra Electric Line train on the Far South Side, officials said. The accident happened at 95th Street and the Metra Electric Line tracks in the Rosemoor neighborhood on the Far South Side, said Metra...
  • 2 train cars carrying crude derail in New Orleans; no spill

    The New Orleans Fire Department says two train cars carrying crude oil have derailed in the city but no oil has spilled. The department said in a statement Sunday night that it received a report of the derailment around 6:15 p.m. The statement says...
  • No injuries as train hits empty car in Ventura County

    Authorities in Southern California say no one was injured when an Amtrak train with 85 people aboard hit an empty car stopped on the tracks. The Sunday night incident occurred on a stretch of track in Camarillo northwest of Los Angeles that is about 10...
  • No Light Rail service due to ice

    No Light Rail service due to ice
    Light Rail service has been shut down Monday morning due to ice accumulation on overhead wires, Maryland Transit Administration officials said. A shuttle bus service is taking passengers between Hunt Valley and Cromwell to BWI Airport Station. MTA...
  • Amtrak train strikes car in Camarillo; no serious injuries reported

    Amtrak train strikes car in Camarillo; no serious injuries reported
    An Amtrak train bound for Los Angeles on Sunday night struck a car that had been left on the tracks in an agricultural area just outside Camarillo, officials said.  The crash occurred about 8 p.m. at the intersection of 5th Street and Pleasant Valley...
  • New fire chief named in District of Columbia

    A new fire chief has been named in the nation's capital, where the fire department has been struggling to meet the demands of a growing population and rapidly increasing number of emergency calls. District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser named Gregory...
  • SUV driven by elderly woman is hit by train at NY crossing

    Authorities say an SUV driven by an elderly woman has been hit by a train at a crossing in New York, about 40 miles south of a fatal crash last month that killed six. Metropolitan Transportation Authority police say a crossing gate came down on the SUV...
  • Spending on rail crossing safety upgrades varies widely across Southland

    Spending on rail crossing safety upgrades varies widely across Southland
    When a Metrolink train slammed into an SUV on railroad tracks in Glendale a decade ago, the horrific chain reaction wreck prompted a major campaign to improve the safety and security of Southern California grade crossings. Last week's crash involving...