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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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  • Police: Train hits, hurts woman wearing headphones, eating

    An inattentive woman wearing headphones and eating taquitos survived being run over by a locomotive Thursday despite being surrounded by flashing lights and bells at a nearby railroad crossing while the engineer blared the horn, Phoenix police said....
  • Metrolink derailment: No charges filed against truck driver for now

    Metrolink derailment: No charges filed against truck driver for now
    Prosecutors declined to file charges Thursday against the driver of a pickup truck that was hit by a Metrolink train in Oxnard this week, opting to wait for the completion of the investigation. Ventura County Dist. Atty. Gregory Totten said the...
  • Tracks where oil train derailed in W.Va. reopen

    A rail line where an oil train derailed has reopened in southern West Virginia. A statement from multiple agencies responding to the fiery derailment said crews restored the tracks and reopened the line for commerce on Thursday afternoon. Cleanup...
  • Allman bio film assistant gets own trial in deadly Georgia train crash

    JESUP, Ga. — An assistant director on an ill-fated Gregg Allman biographical movie will stand trial separately from three of her bosses charged in a deadly train crash in southeast Georgia, prosecutors told a judge Thursday. "Midnight Rider"...
  • Allman film assistant gets own trial in Georgia train crash

    An assistant director on an ill-fated Gregg Allman biographical movie will stand trial separately from three of her bosses charged in a deadly train crash in southeast Georgia, prosecutors told a judge Thursday. "Midnight Rider" director Randall Miller,...
  • Cops: Man, 29, killed in Maitland train crash

    Cops: Man, 29, killed in Maitland train crash
    Police have identified the man found dead after a train accident in Maitland late Wednesday night. Timothy Maurer, 29, was killed in the crash involving a CSX train near Lake Avenue and U.S. 17-92. According to police, the incident appears to be a...
  • Preparedness key to West Virginia derailment response

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. Emergency personnel responding to an oil train derailment in West Virginia last week applied lessons learned from a rail disaster more than three decades ago, and likely prevented a bad situation from becoming much worse. This...
  • 19-year-old woman killed after Metra train strikes vehicle in Woodstock

    19-year-old woman killed after Metra train strikes vehicle in Woodstock
    A 19-year-old woman was identified Thursday as the person who was killed after an inbound Union Pacific Northwest Line train struck a vehicle in Woodstock on Wednesday evening. Amanda L. Williams, of Woodstock, died after her vehicle was struck at a...
  • 500 commuters rescued from train stuck outside Philadelphia

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — About 500 passengers have been rescued from a disabled Philadelphia-area commuter train after an hour and a half without power or heat. A Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority spokeswoman says overhead wires...
  • Casino, South Shore bills approved by House

    The House approved the casino gaming and South Shore train extension bills by large margins this week, but they may face a tough road in the Senate. House members voted 76-19 to Wednesday to OK the gaming bill — HB1514 — which allows...
  • Five things for Thursday, February 26, 2015

    Five things for Thursday, February 26, 2015
    Here are your stories for Thursday in Central Florida: Universal raises prices; SunRail expansion is delayed; report on high-schooler's death; court recommends a 30-day suspension for judge; and more. 1. Following Disney World's lead, Universal...