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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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  • Train driver in O'Hare CTA crash told investigators, 'I'm not clear as to when I actually ... dozed off'

    Train driver in O'Hare CTA crash told investigators, 'I'm not clear as to when I actually ... dozed off'
    Federal officials released more than 1,600 pages of documents Thursday in their investigation of last year's CTA Blue Line crash at O'Hare International Airport, including comments from the train's driver, who hasn't spoken publicly but told investigators...
  • Letters: SunRail crossing danger

    Letters: SunRail crossing danger
    I've always assumed that when motorists got hit by SunRail, they were trying to beat the train. That is, until Monday. I was on Lake Mary Boulevard at about 12:45 p.m. The gates came down, with six cars in front of me. A short time later, the gates came...
  • Child dies, 3 others injured after train hits vehicle in Va.

    Police say a 3-year-old child has died from injuries suffered in a collision between a train and a vehicle in Montgomery County. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office tells media outlets that the child's father and two other children remained...
  • Southbound lanes closed on Falls Road in Towson

    Southbound lanes closed on Falls Road in Towson
    All southbound lanes are closed on Falls Road in Towson prior to Lake Avenue due to a utility problem at 8:54 a.m. on Thursday, according to the state Department of Transportation. The Maryland Transit Administration reported minor MARC train delays at...
  • 1 hurt when Amtrak train strikes vehicle in Maine

    Authorities say one person was injured when an Amtrak Downeaster train struck a passenger vehicle in Old Orchard Beach. The northbound train that left Boston at 11 p.m. Wednesday struck the SUV at the Union Avenue crossing at about 1:30 a.m. Thursday. A...
  • Police release name of man whose body was found on tracks

    Police have released the name of the man whose body was found on railroad tracks after he was struck by a freight train near the entrance an upstate New York rail yard. Officials tell local media that James Pelton's body was found on the tracks in the...
  • SunRail running today after driver possibly tried to beat train in crash

    SunRail running today after driver possibly tried to beat train in crash
    SunRail trains are running this morning after a crash involving a Ford Freestyle in Maitland on Wednesday. Police said the Ford driver may have been trying to speed across the tracks. No injuries were reported in the crash, which occurred near the...
  • Senate Democrats seek tougher federal rules for oil trains

    Senate Democrats have proposed federal legislation to strengthen safety standards for trains that carry volatile shipments of crude oil. Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell on Wednesday said the measure would ban the use of older tank cars, regulates the...
  • Pedestrian killed after being hit by freight train

    Authorities say a pedestrian has died after being hit by a freight train near an upstate New York rail yard. Local media report that officials in the Saratoga County city of Mechanicville say the man was hit by the locomotive around 5 a.m. Wednesday near...
  • Common-sense, low-cost fix for truck-train crashes rejected

    America's railroads want five more years to stop train wrecks using a high-tech system costing more than $9 billion. But experts tell The Associated Press that it won't keep trains and trucks from crashing together unless both industries use a common-...
  • Trespassing by 'Midnight Rider' crew probably caused train death, NTSB finds

    Trespassing by 'Midnight Rider' crew probably caused train death, NTSB finds
    The fatal train accident on the set of “Midnight Rider” last year was probably caused by the film crew’s trespassing on a railroad bridge, federal safety officials announced Tuesday. Assistant camera operator Sarah Jones, 27, was...