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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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  • 4 people stabbed on Amtrak train from Chicago to Port Huron, Mich.

    DETROIT An Amtrak passenger train traveling from Chicago to Port Huron, Mich., was the scene of a multiple stabbing Friday night in Niles, Mich., west of Battle Creek, and the 18-officer Niles Police Department took one man into custody, police said....
  • Authorities identify pedestrian fatally struck by train in Oakland Park

    Authorities identify pedestrian fatally struck by train in Oakland Park
    The Broward Sheriff's Office on Friday identified Gemayel Prince Walker as the pedestrian who was fatally struck by a Tri-Rail train Nov. 26 in Oakland Park. Investigators identified the 31-year-old using a passport found near his body on the tracks,...
  • Strangers reach out to help family of boy, 11, hit by Metra train

    Strangers reach out to help family of boy, 11, hit by Metra train
    The father of an 11-year-old boy who lost a leg when he was struck by a Metra train while chasing a school bus said Friday he is grateful for the generosity of strangers who have reached out to help the cash-strapped family just weeks before Christmas....
  • Father of boy, 11, hit by Metra train: 'I thank God that he let him live'

    Father of boy, 11, hit by Metra train: 'I thank God that he let him live'
    Alex Zepeda was running late for school and couldn't wait any longer for his mother to take him. Worried about a project that was due, the 11-year-old dashed out the door hoping to catch up with the school bus that had just passed his home in Blue Island...
  • Bottles fly as tractor-trailer tries beating train through Allentown crossing

    Bottles fly as tractor-trailer tries beating train through Allentown crossing
    A tractor-trailer was hit by a train Thursday morning in south Allentown after the trucker apparently tried to beat the train through the train crossing, city police said. The 9:24 a.m. collision destroyed the truck's load, sending thousands of empty...
  • H.B. man injured, cited in crash at railroad crossing

    A Huntington Beach man was cited for what police said was driving under the influence after the vehicle he was driving crashed into a metal pole. Safety officials responded to the area of McFadden Avenue and Huntington Village Lane at about 11:30 p.m....
  • Grant Park skate park to open on Dec. 6

    Grant Park skate park to open on Dec. 6
    A three-acre skate park will open in Grant Park on Saturday, providing a place for skateboarders, BMX riders, inline skaters and scooter riders to coexist and practice stunts, and tricks. The Chicago Park District, Grant Park Advisory Council and...
  • Traffic: Disabled vehicle on I-70 East in Marriottsville

    Traffic: Disabled vehicle on I-70 East in Marriottsville
    The state Department of Transportation reported a disabled vehicle on Interstate 70 East in Marriottsville at the Marriottsville Road exit at 9:06 a.m. on Thursday. No additional information was given. The Maryland Transit Administration reported minor...
  • Witnesses: Boy, 11, hit by Metra train cried out, 'Help. My leg hurts'

    Witnesses: Boy, 11, hit by Metra train cried out, 'Help. My leg hurts'
    Guadalupe Deluna can't stop seeing the image of a little boy lying in the street calling out for help after he was struck by a commuter train near the Burr Oak Station in Blue Island. Guadalupe, 14, said she was waiting for the bus Tuesday morning...
  • Long railroad delays in motorists' future

    Long railroad delays in motorists' future
    If you still have not signed the petition against All Aboard Florida running 32 high-speed passenger trains through our coastal resort towns, then consider this frightening thought. AAF has stated in its Environmental Impact Statement that additional...
  • Downtown Wheaton's many coffee, tea shops aim for different crowds

    Downtown Wheaton's many coffee, tea shops aim for different crowds
    On any given day in any of the three coffee shops and one tea shop in downtown Wheaton, you will see a mix of people milling about. Commuters stop by on their way to or from a Metra train. Students from nearby Wheaton College or other residents walk...