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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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  • Metra to spend $80 million to help launch safety system

    Metra to spend $80 million to help launch safety system
    Metra's board on Wednesday approved two large contracts, including one for $80 million to help implement a high-tech safety system that federal officials said would have prevented two Chicago derailments that killed two people and injured scores of...
  • Quickly: 'What exactly constitutes a rainy day?'

    Quickly: 'What exactly constitutes a rainy day?'
    What's Quickly? It's where readers sound off on the issues of the day. Have a quote, question or quip? Call Quickly at (312) 222-2426 or email quickly@post-trib.com. Indiana has a $2 billion surplus for a rainy day. Roads are crumbling, schools are...
  • Wheaton man hit, killed by commuter train, police chief says

    Wheaton man hit, killed by commuter train, police chief says
    A 37-year-old man was killed after being hit by a Metra train west of downtown Wheaton, officials said. Wheaton Police responded to the Union Pacific train tracks north of Manchester Road and Birch Drive just before 7 p.m. April 21 with a report of...
  • Man saved after wheelchair goes off DC Metro platform

    A man was rescued from the tracks at a Washington Metro station after his wheelchair rolled off the platform. Surveillance video shows two bystanders jumping onto the tracks to lift the man and his wheelchair back onto the platform Tuesday afternoon at...
  • Bystanders save man after wheelchair goes off Metro platform

    A man was rescued from the tracks at the U Street Metro station after his wheelchair rolled off the platform. Surveillance video shows two bystanders jumping onto the tracks to lift the man and his wheelchair back onto the platform on Tuesday afternoon....
  • Man struck by freight train near Rochester's Amtrak station

    Police say a man is being treated at a Rochester hospital after he was hit by a freight train near the city's Amtrak station. Officials say they received a call around 4:40 a.m. Wednesday that a person had been hit by an eastbound train. Officers who...
  • Corn spills from derailed train cars in Janesville

    Crews are working to clean up a train derailment and spill in Janesville. Police say three train cars slipped off the tracks on the city's south side Monday about 9 p.m. and spilled a load of corn. The spill caused some traffic detours, but no one was...
  • Man killed by train in Denbigh area identified

    Man killed by train in Denbigh area identified
    Update - 9:30 a.m.: Newport News Police identified the man struck and killed by a train Monday night as 24-year-old Stanley Bernard Smith, Jr., of Newport News. Police got the call that a man had been hit by a CSX train near the Denbigh Boulevard...
  • Reader feedback April 22: Slide the City, tragedy at train tracks, tax increases budgeted

    Slide the City creates splash Slide the City will transform the Settler's Landing bridge in Hampton into a giant slip-and-slide June 20, allowing participants to glide down 1,000 feet of padded vinyl while music, food and local vendors line each side....
  • Deputies: Man killed by Amtrak train may have been wearing headphones

    Deputies: Man killed by Amtrak train may have been wearing headphones
    A man hit by an Amtrak train and killed in Polk County Monday was identified as Jonathan Stewart of Davenport. Stewart's family members told Polk County deputies the 31-year-old often walked to work along the train tracks while listening to headphones,...
  • Quadruple rainbow graces New York's sky

    Quadruple rainbow graces New York's sky
    People across the country are going wild for a picture of a quadruple rainbow that was taken Tuesday morning in New York and shared on Twitter. Amanda Curtis snapped the photo just as her commuter train was arriving in Glen Cove, not realizing how...