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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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  • Cops: 1 dead after train collides with vehicle

    Cops: 1 dead after train collides with vehicle
    A 28-year-old Clearwater man was killed after a train collided with a vehicle in Longwood this afternoon, officials said. Longwood police and Seminole County deputies responded to the collision which happened around 2:25 p.m. near State Road 434. The...
  • Man pulls driver from van stuck on tracks seconds before train hits in Hollywood

    Man pulls driver from van stuck on tracks seconds before train hits in Hollywood
    A man whose van became stuck on train tracks in Hollywood was pulled to safety by a stranger Friday night seconds before a freight train hit the car. Jose Anez, 43, was driving on Dixie Highway with his family around 7:30 p.m. when he saw a man...
  • All Aboard Florida train hearings set for October, November

    A series of eight hearings have been set for October and November in Central Florida and along the East Coast to listen to public comments about the planned train system that would link Miami with Orlando International Airport. Sponsored by the...
  • State Sought $349M To Replace Problem Railroad Bridge, Gets $160M

     State Sought $349M To Replace Problem Railroad Bridge, Gets $160M
    Even though Norwalk's balky Walk Bridge has brought the country's busiest commuter railroad to a standstill several times, the Federal Transit Administration on Wednesday gave Connecticut less than half of what the state sought to replace it. The...
  • SunRail ridership falls as managers consider expanding hours

    SunRail ridership falls as managers consider expanding hours
    SunRail ridership fell by 13 percent in August, even as managers of the commuter train are discussing whether to extend system hours to weekends and later at night. The Monday through Friday operation saw its daily passenger count drop from 4,127 in...
  • Maine man found guilty of blocking train tracks in oil-by-rail protest

    AUBURN Maine (Reuters) - A man who helped block Maine railroad tracks to protest the transport of crude oil through the state after a deadly 2013 train crash across the Canadian border was convicted of criminal trespass for the incident, according to...
  • MARC train service restored for afternoon commute

    MARC train service restored for afternoon commute
    Afternoon MARC service to Perryville and Aberdeen will be restored for the afternoon commute, according to the Maryland Transit Administration. Service to the two northern-most stations, canceled since a freight train damaged catenary wires and...
  • Police: Man was drunk when he was struck by train

    Police: Man was drunk when he was struck by train
    A man was cited for being under the influence of alcohol after he was struck and slightly injured by a train in west suburban Oswego Tuesday afternoon. Dean Robert Holmstrom, of Oswego, was hit at the crossing on Light Road west of Commerce Drive at...
  • Amtrak, some MARC service suspended for hours due to downed wires

    Amtrak, some MARC service suspended for hours due to downed wires
    Rail commuters were met with a slew of canceled and delayed Amtrak and MARC trains Tuesday morning after a freight train tore down catenary wires between Perryville and Aberdeen, according to transit officials. Amtrak's Acela Express and Northeast...
  • Amtrak service resumes between Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia

    (Reuters) - Amtrak trains resumed with limited operation between Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia on Tuesday afternoon, officials said, following interruptions due to downed wires and debris on the tracks. Engineers made repairs permitting Amtrak...
  • Nearly 40 empty train cars derail in Arizona

    (Reuters) - Nearly 40 empty train cars derailed in southern Arizona late on Monday but no one was hurt, a spokesman for Union Pacific said. The three-locomotive train was hauling 107 cars to Los Angeles from Houston when the accident happened near...