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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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  • Victim in Brownsburg train, RV collision still in critical condition

    Victim in Brownsburg train, RV collision still in critical condition
    The man hurt in a crash involving a train and an RV is still in critical condition Thursday morning. The family of 71-year-old Stephen Stapp says he is resting following the accident. Stapp was driving a motor home across tracks in Brownsburg when a...
  • Accident involving train reported on city's southeast side

    Accident involving train reported on city's southeast side
    Emergency crews responded to the scene of an accident involving a train on the city's southeast side Monday night. Officials said a train hit a car near Churchman and Minnesota a little before 7 p.m. The train was not traveling at a high rate of speed...
  • Derailment's Impact Shows Success Of Metro-North

    Derailment's Impact Shows Success Of Metro-North
    Joni Mitchell, in her famous lyric, sang: "Don't it always seem to go, that you don't know what you've got till it's gone." This was my first thought when I read about the derailment of the Metro-North commuter train near Bridgeport on May 17. Would the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Glendale councilman appeals his removal from Metrolink board

     
    To his surprise and dismay, Glendale Councilman Ara Najarian has been replaced with Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas on the Metrolink board of directors, where Najarian had served for six years....
  • Blue Line on pace for deadly, record-setting year

     
    The Metro Blue Line — one of the busiest light rails in the nation — is on pace to have more deaths in 2012 than any other year in its 22-year history. Four of the fatalities this year were ruled suicides....
  • Dozens injured in Metro Blue Line train collision with bus

     
    About 48 people suffered mostly minor injuries Monday morning when a Metro Blue line train and a transit bus collided near downtown Los Angeles....
  • New train safety system unveiled with '08 Metrolink crash in mind

     
    Transportation officials are scheduled to unveil a safety measure Monday morning designed to keep trains from colliding even in case of human error....
  • More than 40 hurt when truck, Amtrak train collide

     
    Passengers aboard an Amtrak train described a chaotic scene when it was hit by a big rig Monday in California's Central Valley, injuring more than 40 people. Three cars derailed. Passengers said they felt the impact and then saw a......
  • 30 to 40 hurt as Amtrak train, big rig collide in Central Valley

     
    A big rig careened into a southbound Amtrak train Monday in California's Central Valley, injuring 30 to 40 people as three cars derailed....