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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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  • Thumbs Up In Memory Of Civic-Minded Developer

    Thumbs Up In Memory Of Civic-Minded Developer
    Thumbs up to the memory of Phil Schonberger, the developer, civic leader and arts patron who died last week of a heart attack at 61. Mr. Schonberger once described himself as a "revenant," someone who comes back after a long absence. That description...
  • Chicago transit agency blamed for airport train derailment

    Chicago's transit agency shares in the blame for an accident last year in which a driver fell asleep and crashed a commuter train into a platform and up an escalator at O'Hare airport, federal investigators concluded Tuesday. And they warned that, without...
  • Wolf hires specialist to assess risk of oil train accident

    Gov. Tom Wolf has hired a specialist in railroad engineering and safety to help limit the risk of a potential oil train derailment on Pennsylvania's rail freight system. Wolf's administration said Tuesday that the hiring of Allan Zarembski of the...
  • NICTD reviewing response to Monday accident

    NICTD reviewing response to Monday accident
    A spokesman for the Northern Indiana Commuter Transit District said it's assessing its response to a freight train accident Monday night that left South Shore Railroad commuters stranded for hours at the Kensington Metra station in Chicago. A shipping...
  • 1 person killed in train collision in South Africa

    Two passenger trains collided south of Johannesburg on Tuesday, killing the conductor of one of the trains and injuring 241 people, rescue workers said. The driver of one of the trains was declared dead at the scene, said a spokesman for ER24 emergency...
  • NTSB to determine cause of CTA train accident at O'Hare

    The National Transportation Safety Board was meeting Tuesday to determine what caused a Chicago Transit Authority train to jump the tracks and scale an escalator at O'Hare International Airport last year. The dramatic derailment happened just before 3...
  • Officials: 2014 a banner year for Metro-North ridership

    More riders took Metro-North last year than at any point in the railroad's history. Officials said Monday that nearly 85 million passengers rode Metro-North in 2014. That's makes the railroad the second busiest passenger rail carrier in the country. Long...
  • Officials: South Shore Line affected after freight train hits bridge

    Officials: South Shore Line affected after freight train hits bridge
    A freight train derailment Monday night in Chicago's Pullman neighborhood has halted South Shore Line service, transit officials said. The train hit a bridge and possibly derailed near 115th Street and Kensington Avenue around 7 p.m., officials said....
  • Investigators release records of fiery Casselton derailment

    Federal investigators have released hundreds of pages of records that offer new insight into the moments just before and after a 2013 oil train derailment near Casselton, North Dakota, that created a massive fire and forced 1,400 people to evacuate for...
  • Freight train mishap delays Chicago-Indiana commute

    Commuter rail service to northwest Indiana from Chicago has been disrupted by an accident involving a freight train. A shipping container on a Canadian National freight train hit a bridge Monday evening on Chicago's South Side, halting service on the...
  • North Dakota Legislature OKs state-run rail safety program

    The North Dakota Legislature on Monday approved funding for a state-run rail safety pilot program intended to supplement federal oversight of oil train traffic. A House-Senate conference committee had been deadlocked for several days about the proposal,...