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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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  • Bridge tender may ease boater fears about All Aboard Florida

    Bridge tender may ease boater fears about All Aboard Florida
    For the first time in years, boaters have a full-time tender to communicate with at the New River railroad bridge in downtown Fort Lauderdale. It's part of a six-month test by the U.S. Coast Guard that, if successful, could ease boater concerns about...
  • Friends of man killed by train ordered to be in safety video

    A judge has ordered four friends of a man killed by a train to participate in a video about the consequences of trespassing on tracks and trestles. Police say Esther Tawi Baseme, Mariah Wesley Kerner, Kalvin Lance Reynolds and Keenan Luke Reynolds were...
  • NTSB: Train worker likely to survive if he hadn't jumped

    Officials say a crew member who was aboard a freight train that struck a parked train in New Mexico probably would have survived if he had not jumped from the train right before impact. National Transportation Safety Board investigators said Wednesday...
  • Man killed by Metra train in Wilmette

    Man killed by Metra train in Wilmette
    Union Pacific North Line Metra trains were beginning to move after a train fatally struck a pedestrian Tuesday afternoon in Wilmette, Metra officials said. Outbound trains scheduled to leave the Ogilvie Transportation Center are beginning to move as...
  • Cheney Railroad hike takes in local history

    Just a few months ago, only a handful of brave souls joined hiking enthusiast and Manchester Historical Society volunteer Susan Barlow on an interpretive hike down the Cheney Rail Trail – bitter cold temperatures and snow kept even the most...
  • Letters: Baltimore riots; Arc funding; Same-sex marriage

    Letters: Baltimore riots; Arc funding; Same-sex marriage
    Baltimore riots On Monday night my wife and I were watching the horrific rioting on the news. We could not believe what we were seeing! My wife remarked that she will never want to go to Baltimore again. I wonder how many others are feeling the same...
  • Railroad: Freight train hits parked train in New Mexico

    A freight train struck another train head-on early Tuesday in southeastern New Mexico, killing one crew member on the moving train and injuring a second, a railroad official said. The accident occurred about 6:20 a.m. on a siding — a short...
  • NTSB report: Blue Line crash shows CTA should update, add safety systems

    A decades-old CTA safety system that can trigger a train's brakes in an emergency should be replaced by smart technology that detects potential danger much earlier, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday as part of its report into the...
  • Thumbs Up In Memory Of Civic-Minded Developer

    Thumbs Up In Memory Of Civic-Minded Developer
    Thumbs up to the memory of Phil Schonberger, the developer, civic leader and arts patron who died last week of a heart attack at 61. Mr. Schonberger once described himself as a "revenant," someone who comes back after a long absence. That description...
  • Chicago transit agency blamed for airport train derailment

    Chicago's transit agency shares in the blame for an accident last year in which a driver fell asleep and crashed a commuter train into a platform and up an escalator at O'Hare airport, federal investigators concluded Tuesday. And they warned that, without...
  • Wolf hires specialist to assess risk of oil train accident

    Gov. Tom Wolf has hired a specialist in railroad engineering and safety to help limit the risk of a potential oil train derailment on Pennsylvania's rail freight system. Wolf's administration said Tuesday that the hiring of Allan Zarembski of the...