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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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  • Fieldtripping: Newsing

    Fieldtripping: Newsing
    The ladyfriend and I are celebrating our anniversary this week, and because we are both total nerds, we did it up by taking the weekend MARC train to D.C. for a weekend of learning fun. It was hard to balance our desire to read ALL THE SIGNS at the...
  • Unions urge Amtrak to put 2nd crew member in every locomotive

    Unions urge Amtrak to put 2nd crew member in every locomotive
    The union for Amtrak's locomotive engineers urged the railroad on Tuesday to put a second crew member at the controls of trains on the busy Northeast Corridor, where a derailment killed eight people and injured more than 200 others. "The public would...
  • Morton Grove woman, 61, struck, killed by Amtrak train

    Morton Grove woman, 61, struck, killed by Amtrak train
    A 61-year old woman was struck and killed by a train Monday night, May 18, in Morton Grove at Lehigh and Lincoln avenues, police said. A Metra spokesperson initially said it appeared to be an accident but the Cook County medical examiner's office...
  • Pedestrian hit by Amtrak train in Morton Grove

    Pedestrian hit by Amtrak train in Morton Grove
    Morton Grove police are assisting Metra police after a train struck a pedestrian in Morton Grove Monday night, police said. The female pedestrian was struck on the north tracks by an outbound Amtrak train at Lehigh and Lincoln Avenues around 8:30 p.m....
  • Pictures in the News | May 13, 2015

     
    Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins on the East Coast, where investigators were scouring the scene of a derailed Amtrak train in Philadelphia, searching for clues to explain the accident that killed at least six and injured more than 200 people in one...
  • Amtrak Crash Sign Of Failing Infrastructure

    Amtrak Crash Sign Of Failing Infrastructure
    The deadly Amtrak derailment on Tuesday is just another symptom of Congress' refusal to address the United States' decrepit infrastructure. Amtrak is notoriously underfunded, with a huge capital expenditure backlog. While the cause of the crash is not yet...
  • Investigators uncertain anything hit train before derailment

    Investigators uncertain anything hit train before derailment
    PHILADELPHIA — Federal authorities said they are uncertain if anything struck the windshield of an Amtrak train before it derailed in Philadelphia last week, but they have not ruled out the possibility. Investigators, however, said they are...
  • FBI rules out gunfire as cause of windshield damage in Amtrak derailment

    FBI rules out gunfire as cause of windshield damage in Amtrak derailment
    The FBI found no evidence that gunfire caused damage to an Amtrak train that derailed at high speed, killing eight passengers, but investigators said Monday they had not ruled out the possibility that something hit the windshield of the engineer’s...
  • Investigators unsure anything struck Amtrak train before derailment

    Investigators unsure anything struck Amtrak train before derailment
    Federal authorities said Monday they're unsure anything struck the windshield of an Amtrak train minutes before a deadly derailment in Philadelphia last week, adding another twist to the investigation the day trains started running to New York again....
  • Freight train derailment near Joliet Amtrak station causes delays

    A freight train derailment has caused delays lasting hours for Amtrak passengers traveling between St. Louis and Chicago. Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis says two cars from a freight train derailed south of the Joliet Amtrak station around 9 p.m....
  • Amtrak accident shows need to improve infrastructure

    Amtrak accident shows need to improve infrastructure
    The train wreck in Philadelphia is tragic for the loss of life; my condolences to all who are affected. It can also be considered a metaphor for the condition of U.S. infrastructure — a train wreck. Adding insult to injury, a House subcommittee...