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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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  • NBC's Brian Williams stays true to news, with a new contract expected

     NBC's Brian Williams stays true to news, with a new contract expected
    Riding an Amtrak train from Washington, D.C., to New York last week, Brian Williams gets the greetings and nods of recognition from passengers expected for someone who has spent 10 years in the anchor chair at "NBC Nightly News." Yet half of those...
  • Pedestrian hit, killed by train in Lake Worth

    Pedestrian hit, killed by train in Lake Worth
    A pedestrian died after being hit by a train in Lake Worth, according to a Palm Beach County Sheriff's news release. Investigators said the person was hit on the tracks near G Street at 9:30 a.m. Monday. The person, who has not been identified, was...
  • Girl, 17, critically hurt after being hit by Metra train in Hinsdale

    Girl, 17, critically hurt after being hit by Metra train in Hinsdale
    A 17-year-old girl was critically injured after being struck by a Metra train near Hinsdale Saturday evening, officials said. Just after 7 p.m., Hinsdale’s police and fire officials responded to reports of a pedestrian being struck by a train on...
  • Bullet train's eventual link to L.A. rail system far from clear-cut

    Bullet train's eventual link to L.A. rail system far from clear-cut
    As California's bullet train officials begin to lay plans for the system's Los Angeles segment, a major technical issue is coming under close scrutiny: incompatibility between the sleek, high-speed electric trains and the region's older, diesel-powered...
  • Amtrak train hits vehicle near Union Station; no injuries

    Amtrak train hits vehicle near Union Station; no injuries
    An Amtrak train traveling toward Union Station collided with a vehicle Friday night, but no injuries were reported, officials said. The train struck the vehicle shortly before 6 p.m. near the intsersection of Main and Wildhardt streets, about one mile...
  • Metrolink chief Michael P. DePallo quits after two years

    Metrolink chief Michael P. DePallo quits after two years
    Metrolink's chief executive officer resigned Friday amid ongoing scrutiny of the six-county commuter railroad's operations, governance and financial controls. Michael P. DePallo, a former transit leader from New York, stepped down two years after he...
  • Delays reported on Metra North Central line after train hits vehicle in Grayslake

    Delays reported on Metra North Central line after train hits vehicle in Grayslake
    Metra’s North Central Service line is delayed after a train hit an unoccupied vehicle on the tracks in Grayslake during the evening rush hour commute Friday. Outbound train No. 109 hit an unoccupied vehicle in Grayslake at 5:50 p.m., said Tom...
  • Metra, freight railroads push project to untangle rail corridor

    Metra, freight railroads push project to untangle rail corridor
    Metra and freight railroad industry representatives on Friday called for a $1 billion project intended to untangle a snarl of railroad tracks that causes major problems for Chicago commuters and commerce. The project, known as the 75th Street Corridor...
  • Challenging assumptions through a chance encounter

    Challenging assumptions through a chance encounter
    On a recent Sunday afternoon, my son and I were in Penn Station to catch a MARC train to D.C. We bought our tickets and entered the waiting room. Much to my surprise every bench was full. We backed out and looked for a place to sit on the pair of long...
  • Traffic: Crash on MD 175 in Columbia

    Traffic: Crash on MD 175 in Columbia
    A single-vehicle crash on MD 175 West in Columbia at Waterloo Road closed the left traffic lane and shoulder at 8:56 a.m., according to the state Department of Transportation. Debris on U.S. 50 East in Arnold prior to the Baydale Drive exit closed the...
  • After building China's railways, giant CRCC flexes muscles abroad

    (This version of the Dec. 3 has been corrected to change figure in third paragraph from the bottom for project suspensions in Libya to $3.55 billion, not $12 billion) It will take more than the abrupt cancellation of a high-speed train deal with Mexico...