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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

Top Railway Disasters Articles

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  • Traffic: Disabled vehicle cleared from westbound Lombard Street

    Traffic: Disabled vehicle cleared from westbound Lombard Street
    The Baltimore City Department of Transportation said that all lanes are open on westbound Lombard Street on Friday morning with the clearing of a disabled vehicle between Calvert and Light streets. Emergency roadwork on MD 26 East in Milford Mill at...
  • Police: Man who fired at CTA train with assault rifle was carrying 60 rounds

    Police: Man who fired at CTA train with assault rifle was carrying 60 rounds
    A man in his 20s with a long arrest record fired an assault rifle five times at a Blue Line train at the LaSalle station Thursday morning but did not hit anyone, police said. The man was arrested within minutes as he was walking with the rifle about a...
  • Parking garage construction frustrates commuters

    Parking garage construction frustrates commuters
    The hundreds of Geneva residents who board Metra trains each morning have added another layer to their bustling morning commutes, thanks to the adjacent parking garage that's under construction.  It's two months in to the six-month construction to add a...
  • Charges announced after South Shore man fires assault rifle at CTA train

    Charges announced after South Shore man fires assault rifle at CTA train
    A South Shore man has been charged in connection with a Thursday shooting of a CTA train that Chicago's top cop dubbed "bizarre." Lorenzo Jones, 25, is facing several felonies after police said he fired an assault rifle several times at a CTA Blue...
  • A Hike To The Site Of One Of The Nation's Worst Train Crashes

    A Hike To The Site Of One Of The Nation's Worst Train Crashes
    The cold morning sunrise had done little to burn off the thick fog hanging in the Thompson hills in December 1891. A group of men made small talk as they prepared a freight train on a railroad siding near the East Thompson train station and then moved...
  • A piece of Route 66 comes to life again in Williams, Ariz.

    A piece of Route 66 comes to life again in Williams, Ariz.
    Thirty years ago, people in Williams were mourning Route 66. The world-famous transcontinental highway officially met its demise as Interstate Highway 40 bypassed this northern Arizona community. "Our street was just one big, giant truck stop," Mayor...
  • Inspectors find scores of defects on CSX rails across the state

    Inspectors find scores of defects on CSX rails across the state
    In the days after a train carrying highly flammable oil to Yorktown plunged off its tracks in downtown Lynchburg, dumping 15 cars into the James River and sparking a fire so intense that emergency crews had to simply let it burn itself out, federal...
  • Man killed after being struck by Metrolink train in North Hollywood

    Man killed after being struck by Metrolink train in North Hollywood
    A man was fatally struck Thursday by a Metrolink train in North Hollywood, transportation officials said. The man was on the tracks in a nonpedestrian area near Coldwater Canyon Avenue and Bellaire Avenue when he was hit by the westbound train about 5...
  • Man struck by vehicle after stepping off bus at BWI train station

    Man struck by vehicle after stepping off bus at BWI train station
    A man was struck by a vehicle after stepping off a bus near the BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport train station on Wednesday afternoon, according to Maryland Transportation Authority Police. The driver of the vehicle was attempting to pass the bus when...
  • 818 Roundup: New crosswalk near airport transportation center; Cat rescued from house fire

    818 Roundup: New crosswalk near airport transportation center; Cat rescued from house fire
    Good morning, locals! Today is Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 84 degrees and a low of 64.  Here are some of the latest headlines from the area: - Fire officials rescued a cat from a house fire on...
  • Bob Hope Airport's new crosswalk eases foot travel

    Bob Hope Airport's new crosswalk eases foot travel
    Bob Hope Airport officials stopped traffic on Empire Avenue Monday — literally. But it was brief, about as long as it takes to cross the street. The group was inaugurating a signalized crosswalk that provides better pedestrian access from the...