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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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  • 'Close-call' reporting adopted by Metra, US officials

    Metra employees will now be able to anonymously report operating-rule violations or errors to that have an impact on safety. Leaders of the transit system and its unions signed an agreement Thursday with the Federal Railroad Administration to adopt a...
  • 2 men found dead at NYC freight train tracks

    Authorities are investigating the deaths of two men who were found at some freight train tracks in Brooklyn. The New York Police Department says officers responded to a report of two unconscious men on the Long Island Rail Road tracks shortly before 8 p....
  • Metra, unions OK whistleblower-type program

    Metra, unions OK whistleblower-type program
    Metra, railroad unions and the Federal Railroad Administration on Thursday announced the start of a whistleblower-type program to allow crew members to confidentially report unsafe conditions or violations of operating rules. The FRA directed Metra to...
  • Rail defect, tank car valves implicated in West Virginia oil train fire

    WASHINGTON Outlet valves underneath four tank cars in a February oil train derailment in West Virginia were sheared off and the 50,000 gallons of crude oil they released ignited in a fire that subsequently caused several nearby rail cars to explode,...
  • North Carolina man killed by train in Wyoming

    A 28-year-old North Carolina man has been struck and killed by a train in northeast Wyoming. Campbell County Coroner Laura Sundstrom identified the victim as Gregory M. Jones, of Charlotte. Authorities say his body was found about 10:45 p.m. Tuesday...
  • Police: Man stuck, killed by train on railroad bridge

    Authorities say a 40-year-old man has been struck and killed by a train while walking on a railroad bridge in New York's Southern Tier. Police in the city of Elmira say the man was walking along the tracks on a bridge over the Chemung River around 8:20...
  • Huntington police ID homeless man struck and killed by train

    Huntington police have identified a homeless man who was struck and killed by a train. Police Chief Joe Ciccarelli tells The Herald-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1azDPtp ) that police notified 46-year-old Kevin Wayne Childers' next of kin this week after the...
  • Metro: Service restored after bridge falls onto tracks

    Metro says service to Greenbelt has been restored after a concrete pedestrian bridge fell onto tracks in Berwyn Heights. The transit agency announced early Thursday that full service has been restored on the green line after crews worked through the...
  • 2 men indicted for causing train wreck in insurance scheme

    Two men in South Carolina face seven federal charges after authorities say they parked a car on train tracks, causing an Amtrak train to derail, then came back and claimed they were injured in the crash. Prosecutors say 33-year-old James Love and 34-...
  • Pedestrian bridge falls onto train tracks, no one hurt

    A crane struck a concrete pedestrian bridge on Wednesday afternoon just before rush hour, sending part of the span crashing onto commuter train tracks, officials said. Luckily, no one was on the bridge and no trains — which run by as often as every...
  • Coroner: Woman skirts crossing gate, is killed by train

    An official says a woman drove her SUV around an active crossing gate and collided with an Amtrak train in Mississippi, dying within seconds. Lauderdale County Coroner Clayton Cobler said the collision happened about 3 p.m. Wednesday on Norfolk...