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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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  • Pictures in the News | Feb. 25, 2015

     
    In Wednesday's Pictures in the News, a fire damages a single-story commercial building in Hollywood leaving a woman in “grave condition,” authorities said. The cause of the fire was under investigation. Oxnard: A Metrolink train that...
  • Pictures in the News | Feb. 24, 2015

     
    In Tuesday's Pictures in the News, a Metrolink train derailed in Oxnard after slamming into a truck. At least 28 people were injured, four of them critically. The driver of the truck fled the scene but was taken into custody later, officials said....
  • Baltimore peak hour parking restrictions enforced Monday morning

    Baltimore peak hour parking restrictions enforced Monday morning
    Baltimore transportation officials said peak hour parking restrictions will be enforced Monday morning in preparation for the morning commute. Vehicles must be moved from marked streets to avoid ticketing or towing. Transportation officials urged...
  • AP Exclusive: Fuel-hauling trains could derail at 10 a year

    The federal government predicts that trains hauling crude oil or ethanol will derail an average of 10 times a year over the next two decades, causing more than $4 billion in damage and possibly killing hundreds of people if an accident happens in a...
  • Virginia fines CSX $361,000 for Lynchburg derailment in 2014

    Virginia environmental officials proposed a $361,000 fine Monday against CSX Transportation for an April 2014 train derailment in Lynchburg that dumped nearly 30,000 gallons of Bakken crude oil into the James River. The April 30 derailment saw 17 tankers...
  • Two York supervisors fear train derailment in county

    Two York supervisors fear train derailment in county
    After a train hauling North Dakota crude oil to the transfer station in Yorktown derailed and shot fireballs into the skies of Mount Carbon, W.Va., some York County supervisors want more regulations to protect citizens. "I was thinking, 'Holy mackerel...
  • Metro trains ran 83 red lights in four years, study finds

    Metro trains ran 83 red lights in four years, study finds
    Los Angeles County light-rail and subway trains ran 83 red lights in the last four years, according to agency data. The Blue Line, which connects Long Beach with downtown Los Angeles, recorded two-thirds of the violations, and averaged more than one per...
  • 19-year-old woman killed after Metra train strikes vehicle in Woodstock

    19-year-old woman killed after Metra train strikes vehicle in Woodstock
    A 19-year-old woman was identified Thursday as the person who was killed after an inbound Union Pacific Northwest Line train struck a vehicle in Woodstock on Wednesday evening. Amanda L. Williams, of Woodstock, died after her vehicle was struck at a...
  • Preparedness key to West Virginia derailment response

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. Emergency personnel responding to an oil train derailment in West Virginia last week applied lessons learned from a rail disaster more than three decades ago, and likely prevented a bad situation from becoming much worse. This...
  • Cops: Man, 29, killed in Maitland train crash

    Cops: Man, 29, killed in Maitland train crash
    Police have identified the man found dead after a train accident in Maitland late Wednesday night. Timothy Maurer, 29, was killed in the crash involving a CSX train near Lake Avenue and U.S. 17-92. According to police, the incident appears to be a...
  • Allman film assistant gets own trial in Georgia train crash

    An assistant director on an ill-fated Gregg Allman biographical movie will stand trial separately from three of her bosses charged in a deadly train crash in southeast Georgia, prosecutors told a judge Thursday. "Midnight Rider" director Randall Miller,...