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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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  • Prison bus, freight train collide in Texas, killing at least 10

    At least 10 people were killed and five were injured Wednesday when a prison bus skidded off an icy overpass in West Texas and collided with a passing train, officials said. Ector County Sheriff Mark Donaldson said the bus careened off an Interstate...
  • 'We're going to die here!': Deadly subway trouble in Washington leaves unanswered questions

    The subway train had just pulled out from a busy Washington station when it ground to a halt and foul-smelling smoke began filling the tunnel and the cars. "We're going to die here!" passengers cried. In the fear and chaos that followed, riders prayed...
  • Passenger killed in D.C. Metro smoke incident ID'd; inquiry could take year

    Passenger killed in D.C. Metro smoke incident ID'd; inquiry could take year
    An investigation into the cause of smoke that killed one person and injured dozens on a D.C. Metro train could take six to 12 months, a National Transportation Safety Board spokesman said Tuesday. Metro also identified the passenger who died as Carol...
  • Latest SunRail crash is 5th since train started in May

    Latest SunRail crash is 5th since train started in May
    By now, the story is familiar: The driver was trying to get across the tracks before the SunRail commuter train rolled by. On Monday evening, a minivan was struck by a SunRail locomotive heading north after leaving the downtown Orlando Lynx station just...
  • NTSB adds railroad tank car safety to 'Most Wanted' list

    WASHINGTON The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday added railroad tank car upgrades to its list of "Most Wanted" safety improvements, reflecting a heightened awareness about problems in transporting crude oil and ethanol by rail. It was the...
  • Driver trying to 'beat the train' caused SunRail crash, police say

    Driver trying to 'beat the train' caused SunRail crash, police say
    A northbound SunRail train was stopped on the tracks for more than an hour near the intersection of Virginia Drive and North Orange Avenue after a crash Monday evening, officials say. According to Orlando police, the driver of a minivan drove around...
  • Filmmaker charged in Gregg Allman movie train crash says prosecutors broke immunity deal

    Authorities broke a promise to grant a filmmaker immunity from prosecution when they charged her with crimes in a fatal train collision during shooting of a movie about singer Gregg Allman, the woman's attorneys said. Hillary Schwartz was working as an...
  • Metro train strikes, critically injures pedestrian in Exposition Park

    Metro train strikes, critically injures pedestrian in Exposition Park
    Service on the Metro’s Expo Line was briefly stopped Tuesday morning after a pedestrian was struck and critically injured by an eastbound train, authorities said. The crash occurred at Arlington Avenue just before 10:30 a.m., said Metro...
  • DC subway hobbled after smoke filled train, killing one

    DC subway hobbled after smoke filled train, killing one
    The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority says train service in the nation's capital is operating on a modified schedule on some lines the day after an incident at a Metro station killed one person and hospitalized dozens more. Eighty-four...
  • Car hit by Metra train after sliding under crossing gates

    Car hit by Metra train after sliding under crossing gates
    A woman was injured when her car skidded under crossing gates and into the path of an express train Tuesday morning on Metra's Milwaukee District West line. The car was thrown about 20 feet and came to rest against a metal shed, according to Itasca Fire...
  • Washington D.C. subway system remains hobbled after fatal accident

    The transit network in the nation's capital remained hobbled Tuesday morning following an electrical malfunction that filled a busy subway station with smoke, killing one woman and sending dozens of people to hospitals. The National Transportation...