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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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  • SunRail delay: Derailed freight train slows Central Florida riders by 15 minutes

    SunRail delay: Derailed freight train slows Central Florida riders by 15 minutes
    SunRail trains are delayed about 15 minutes this morning due to a derailed freight train on the southbound tracks, officials said. A CSX freight train — traveling from Jacksonville to Orlando — derailed in Sanford about 1:30 a.m., according...
  • Drivers show steep learning curve on SunRail

    Drivers show steep learning curve on SunRail
    Last week a SunRail car struck and killed a person for the first time. I'm sorry to say it likely won't be the last. People — whether curious, daring or drunk — have wandered onto tracks since the earliest trains began running hundreds...
  • CSX sues producers of 'Midnight Rider'

    CSX sues producers of 'Midnight Rider'
    Legal troubles mounted for the producers of "Midnight Rider" this week as railroad company CSX Transportation sued the filmmakers, claiming that they illegally filmed on its tracks where a train collided with the crew earlier this year. CSX said in a...
  • Police: Motorist killed by Metrolink train was skirting crossing arms

    Police: Motorist killed by Metrolink train was skirting crossing arms
    The man who was killed when a Metrolink train struck his car in Burbank Tuesday was attempting to circumvent railroad crossing arms when the collision occurred, officials said. The man, identified as 79-year-old Fawaz Khalil, was struck by the Los...
  • Man who died in train collision is identified

    Man who died in train collision is identified
    The driver who died after a Metrolink train collided with his vehicle in Burbank on Tuesday was identified as a 79-year-old man named Fawaz Khalil, coroner’s officials said. Khalil, who was alone in the car, had been transported to Providence...
  • Man critically injured in train collision dies

    Man critically injured in train collision dies
    The driver of the car that was hit by a Metrolink train on Tuesday has died, authorities said. The man, who was alone in the car, had been transported to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in critical condition Tuesday afternoon after a Metrolink...
  • Metrolink train hits car in Burbank; driver critically injured

    Metrolink train hits car in Burbank; driver critically injured
    A Metrolink train hit a vehicle in Burbank on Tuesday afternoon near San Fernando Boulevard and Buena Vista Street, critically injuring the car's driver and causing rail and traffic delays, officials said. The Los Angeles-bound train on the Antelope...
  • Train collides with car in Burbank

    Train collides with car in Burbank
    [UPDATE 8:01 p.m.] A southbound Metrolink train reportedly collided with a vehicle at the intersection of San Fernando Boulevard and Buena Vista Street in Burbank on Tuesday afternoon, police said. The driver of the vehicle, an unidentified male, was...
  • Teen critically injured after being hit by train in Lake Zurich

    Teen critically injured after being hit by train in Lake Zurich
    A 15-year-old boy was critically injured when he was hit by a freight train in Lake Zurich on Monday, according to Lake Zurich police. Lake Zurich Police Chief Steve Husak said the teenager was injured on the Canadian National Railroad tracks near the...
  • Ancient Metro-North Desperately Needs Huge Investments

    It's a terrible irony that on Thursday, the day after a report on Metro-North railroad safety came out, a century-old overhead wire snapped, delaying trains during rush hour in Norwalk. The final report by the panel assigned to study the commuter rail's...
  • Police: SunRail train struck and killed man

    Police: SunRail train struck and killed man
    A man was hit and killed by a SunRail train near Sanford station Thursday night, but his body was not found until a passing freight-train conductor noticed it Friday morning, Sanford police said. This is the first death caused by a SunRail train since...