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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Train crash victim sues Amtrak in NY for injuries

    A Goshen, New York man has sued Amtrak for injuries he sustained in last week's crash. The lawsuit was filed in Manhattan federal court Tuesday by lawyers for Michael Walsh. The lawsuit seeking unspecified damages said Walsh was in the train's first car...
  • 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...
  • Bicyclist hit by Tri-Rail train near West Palm Beach

    A bicyclist was hit by a Tri-Rail train near West Palm Beach. The crash occurred Tuesday night near Okeechobee Boulevard. Police say the bicyclist was taken to St. Mary's Medical Center for treatment. There was no word on the cyclist's condition. The...
  • The Week in Pictures | May 11-17, 2015

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. We begin this week on the East Coast, where investigators scoured the scene of a derailed Amtrak train in Philadelphia, searching for clues to the accident that killed eight people and injured...
  • 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...
  • Fieldtripping: Newsing

    Fieldtripping: Newsing
    The ladyfriend and I are celebrating our anniversary this week, and because we are both total nerds, we did it up by taking the weekend MARC train to D.C. for a weekend of learning fun. It was hard to balance our desire to read ALL THE SIGNS at the...
  • No video to help Amtrak probe _ despite NTSB recommendation

    Five years ago, federal accident investigators recommended that the government require video cameras in locomotive cabs to record engineers' actions. But it didn't happen. Now, that's left a gap in unraveling last week's fatal Amtrak derailment. It's...
  • Morton Grove woman, 61, struck, killed by Amtrak train

    Morton Grove woman, 61, struck, killed by Amtrak train
    A 61-year old woman was struck and killed by a train Monday night, May 18, in Morton Grove at Lehigh and Lincoln avenues, police said. A Metra spokesperson initially said it appeared to be an accident but the Cook County medical examiner's office...