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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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  • Wyoming man accused of stealing train in work dispute

    (Reuters) - A Wyoming rail worker could face felony charges for protesting working conditions by stealing a train and taking it on a 13-mile joy ride before crashing it into another locomotive, local media and law enforcement said Sunday. Derek Skyler...
  • SunRail officials scramble to get insurance

    SunRail officials scramble to get insurance
    A team of SunRail managers has gone to London and Bermuda four times during the past 15 months, trying to buy insurance for the commuter train serving Central Florida. SunRail spokesman Steve Olson said the system is largely unknown to the insurance...
  • Man killed after being struck by Metrolink train in North Hollywood

    Man killed after being struck by Metrolink train in North Hollywood
    A man was fatally struck Thursday by a Metrolink train in North Hollywood, transportation officials said. The man was on the tracks in a nonpedestrian area near Coldwater Canyon Avenue and Bellaire Avenue when he was hit by the westbound train about 5...
  • Traffic: Disabled vehicle cleared from westbound Lombard Street

    Traffic: Disabled vehicle cleared from westbound Lombard Street
    The Baltimore City Department of Transportation said that all lanes are open on westbound Lombard Street on Friday morning with the clearing of a disabled vehicle between Calvert and Light streets. Emergency roadwork on MD 26 East in Milford Mill at...
  • Police: Man who fired at CTA train with assault rifle was carrying 60 rounds

    Police: Man who fired at CTA train with assault rifle was carrying 60 rounds
    A man in his 20s with a long arrest record fired an assault rifle five times at a Blue Line train at the LaSalle station Thursday morning but did not hit anyone, police said. The man was arrested within minutes as he was walking with the rifle about a...
  • Parking garage construction frustrates commuters

    Parking garage construction frustrates commuters
    The hundreds of Geneva residents who board Metra trains each morning have added another layer to their bustling morning commutes, thanks to the adjacent parking garage that's under construction.  It's two months in to the six-month construction to add a...
  • Charges announced after South Shore man fires assault rifle at CTA train

    Charges announced after South Shore man fires assault rifle at CTA train
    A South Shore man has been charged in connection with a Thursday shooting of a CTA train that Chicago's top cop dubbed "bizarre." Lorenzo Jones, 25, is facing several felonies after police said he fired an assault rifle several times at a CTA Blue...
  • A Hike To The Site Of One Of The Nation's Worst Train Crashes

    A Hike To The Site Of One Of The Nation's Worst Train Crashes
    The cold morning sunrise had done little to burn off the thick fog hanging in the Thompson hills in December 1891. A group of men made small talk as they prepared a freight train on a railroad siding near the East Thompson train station and then moved...
  • Not every rail crossing getting maximum upgrades

    Not every rail crossing getting maximum upgrades
    In less than two years, train horns will no longer be blaring along the coastal tracks that parallel U.S. 1 from West Palm Beach to Miami. But after being turned down for a federal grant, the region won't be getting hoped-for maximum safety upgrades...
  • Car hit by train in Norfolk

    Car hit by train in Norfolk
    A car and a train crashed in Norfolk Thursday morning, according to a police department news release.  Norfolk Police and Fire Rescue responded to the crash in the 1500 block of Prichard Street, just south of Miller Store Road, at about 8:45 a.m.,...
  • Man struck by vehicle after stepping off bus at BWI train station

    Man struck by vehicle after stepping off bus at BWI train station
    A man was struck by a vehicle after stepping off a bus near the BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport train station on Wednesday afternoon, according to Maryland Transportation Authority Police. The driver of the vehicle was attempting to pass the bus when...