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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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  • Pedestrian killed by Amtrak train in Delaware

    A pedestrian has died after being hit by a high-speed Amtrak train in Delaware. Delaware State Police say 21-year-old Anthony J. Pellerito of Claymont was struck by the Amtrak Acela Express train in Claymont Thursday afternoon. He was pronounced dead...
  • Pedestrian struck, killed by southbound train in Plaistow

    Railroad officials say a pedestrian has been struck and killed by an Amtrak Downeaster train in Plaistow, New Hampshire. Patricia Quinn, executive director of the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority, says the accident occurred at 2:53 p.m....
  • Recent oil train crashes in the US and Canada

    Sweeping regulations to boost the safety of trains transporting crude oil, ethanol and other flammable liquids were announced Friday by U.S. and Canadian officials. The long-awaited regulations are a response to a series of oil train accidents in both...
  • Kentucky man killed in Illinois railroad work accident

    A Kentucky man has died in an accident while working in northern Illinois on the Canadian Pacific Railroad. Officials in Ogle County say 20-year-old James C. Campbell of Prestonsburg, Kentucky, died Thursday morning just north of the village of...
  • The urgent need to bolster tank car safety standards

    In 2013, 47 people were killed in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, when a runaway oil train derailed and exploded. In 2014, a train carrying crude oil derailed in Lynchburg, Va., sending three flaming tank cars into the James River and forcing evacuations of...
  • Free coffee and doughnuts Friday at some SunRail stations

    Free coffee and doughnuts Friday at some SunRail stations
    The SunRail commuter-train system will celebrate its first-year anniversary Friday with some giveaways and appearances on various runs by politicians, train officials and sporting mascots. "It's going to be a working birthday," said SunRail spokesman...
  • SunRail marks mixed first year of service

    SunRail marks mixed first year of service
    SunRail, the first fixed-rail mass-transit system in Central Florida history, has yet to transform the way most people get around the region as it marks its one-year anniversary Friday. Some 200,000 people still drive on Interstate 4 every workday. But...
  • 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...