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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)
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  • 8 inmates, 2 officers killed when prison bus skids off icy West Texas road, hits train

    A prison bus skidded off an icy Texas highway, slid down an embankment and collided with a passing freight train Wednesday, killing eight inmates and two corrections officers, including the bus driver, authorities said. The overpass on Interstate 20...
  • Families of women killed in Ellicott City derailment reach settlement with CSX

    Families of women killed in Ellicott City derailment reach settlement with CSX
    The families of two young women killed in the derailment of a CSX coal train in the heart of historic Ellicott City in the summer of 2012 have reached a settlement with the railroad. The terms of the settlement, reached in November, are confidential,...
  • 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...
  • Freight train derails in Cicero, Metra trains not affected

    Freight train derails in Cicero, Metra trains not affected
    Nine cars of a freight train derailed in Cicero early Tuesday, seven of them toppling over and blocking traffic on 26th Street in the western suburb, authorities said. No injuries were reported in the derailment, which occurred on Burlington Northern...
  • '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...
  • 2 struck by Metrolink trains, delaying trains

    2 struck by Metrolink trains, delaying trains
    Metrolink trains struck two people Tuesday night at two locations, killing one person, injuring another and delaying commuters during the evening rush hour, authorities said. Around 7:10 p.m., the Antelope Valley line's 285 train bound for Palmdale...
  • 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...