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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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  • Investigators studying cellphone of engineer in fatal Amtrak crash

    Investigators studying cellphone of engineer in fatal Amtrak crash
    Investigators trying to determine why an Amtrak train barreled into a curve at more than twice the speed limit are studying the engineer's cellphone to see if he was distracted before the fatal crash, officials said Wednesday. The National...
  • 'Low spot' on track caused Metra train car to derail, officials say

    'Low spot' on track caused Metra train car to derail, officials say
    A "low spot" at a curved stretch of track caused the derailment of a Metra Electric District train early Wednesday, officials said. One set of wheels of the third car in a four-car train went off the tracks near 11th Street just south of downtown. All...
  • America must show the will to do the job

    The dictionary defines infrastructure as basic facilities, services and installations needed for the functioning of a community or society, such as transportation and communications systems, water and power lines, etc. Even the dictionary does not provide...
  • Amtrak crash not about funding

    Amtrak crash not about funding
    After the horrible accident with the Amtrak train, both Sen. Ben Cardin and Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger want to turn it into a political issue ("Amtrak derailment victims recall harrowing moments following crash," May 13). They want to blame it on...
  • Blue Angels dedicate show to victim of Amtrak crash

    The Blue Angels are dedicating their air show in Annapolis, Maryland, to the U.S. Naval Academy midshipman who died in last week's Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia. The Blue Angels are performing on Wednesday as part of the academy's class of 2015...
  • Unions urge Amtrak to put 2nd crew member in locomotives

    The union for Amtrak's locomotive engineers urged the railroad on Tuesday to put a second crew member at the controls of trains on the busy Northeast Corridor, where a derailment killed eight people and injured more than 200 others. "The public would...
  • Florida editorial roundup

    Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: May 18 Miami Herald on Congress being asleep at the wheel: The train derailment in Philadelphia that killed eight and left scores injured is a nearly perfect metaphor for the state of the nation's decrepit...
  • Woman killed, man injured in fall from freight train

    Authorities say a woman died and a man was injured after either jumping or falling from a freight train in eastern Pennsylvania. Emergency crews in Northampton County were called to the south side area of Bethlehem at about 10:45 p.m. Tuesday. Coroner...
  • Man, 47, hit by CTA train on South Side

    Man, 47, hit by CTA train on South Side
    A man is in critical condition after he was struck by a CTA Red Line train early Wednesday, authorities said. A 47-year-old man was struck at the 35th Street station by a train about 12:35 a.m., police said citing preliminary information. He was taken...
  • No injuries in minor commuter train derailment in Chicago

    A commuter train has derailed in downtown Chicago, with officials expecting delays until it can be moved from the tracks. Officials say no one was hurt when a Metra Electric District train heading downtown from University Park derailed around 1 a.m....
  • Congress asleep at the wheel

    The following editorial appeared in The Miami Herald on Tuesday, May 19: The train derailment in Philadelphia that killed eight and left scores injured is a nearly perfect metaphor for the state of the nation's decrepit infrastructure: An accident...