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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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  • Authorities identify pedestrian fatally struck by train in Oakland Park

    Authorities identify pedestrian fatally struck by train in Oakland Park
    The Broward Sheriff's Office on Friday identified Gemayel Prince Walker as the pedestrian who was fatally struck by a Tri-Rail train Nov. 26 in Oakland Park. Investigators identified the 31-year-old using a passport found near his body on the tracks,...
  • Father of boy, 11, hit by Metra train: 'I thank God that he let him live'

    Father of boy, 11, hit by Metra train: 'I thank God that he let him live'
    Alex Zepeda was running late for school and couldn't wait any longer for his mother to take him. Worried about a project that was due, the 11-year-old dashed out the door hoping to catch up with the school bus that had just passed his home in Blue Island...
  • Grant Park skate park to open on Dec. 6

    Grant Park skate park to open on Dec. 6
    A three-acre skate park will open in Grant Park on Saturday, providing a place for skateboarders, BMX riders, inline skaters and scooter riders to coexist and practice stunts, and tricks. The Chicago Park District, Grant Park Advisory Council and...
  • Marine industry, All Aboard Florida seek solution on New River bridge

    Marine industry, All Aboard Florida seek solution on New River bridge
    The old railway bridge over the New River in Fort Lauderdale has emerged as the latest flash point in plans to launch high-speed passenger rail service from Miami to Orlando. The marine industry insists All Aboard Florida's trains will keep the low...
  • Bottles fly as tractor-trailer tries beating train through Allentown crossing

    Bottles fly as tractor-trailer tries beating train through Allentown crossing
    A tractor-trailer was hit by a train Thursday morning in south Allentown after the trucker apparently tried to beat the train through the train crossing, city police said. The 9:24 a.m. collision destroyed the truck's load, sending thousands of empty...
  • Traffic: Disabled vehicle on I-70 East in Marriottsville

    Traffic: Disabled vehicle on I-70 East in Marriottsville
    The state Department of Transportation reported a disabled vehicle on Interstate 70 East in Marriottsville at the Marriottsville Road exit at 9:06 a.m. on Thursday. No additional information was given. The Maryland Transit Administration reported minor...
  • Witnesses: Boy, 11, hit by Metra train cried out, 'Help. My leg hurts'

    Witnesses: Boy, 11, hit by Metra train cried out, 'Help. My leg hurts'
    Guadalupe Deluna can't stop seeing the image of a little boy lying in the street calling out for help after he was struck by a commuter train near the Burr Oak Station in Blue Island. Guadalupe, 14, said she was waiting for the bus Tuesday morning...
  • Long railroad delays in motorists' future

    Long railroad delays in motorists' future
    If you still have not signed the petition against All Aboard Florida running 32 high-speed passenger trains through our coastal resort towns, then consider this frightening thought. AAF has stated in its Environmental Impact Statement that additional...
  • Tiger Woods' latest comeback begins this week at a familiar place

    Tiger Woods' latest comeback begins this week at a familiar place
    Like a debutante being presented to proper society, Tiger Woods will unveil himself this week at Isleworth Golf & Country Club. Yes, he's a 38-year-old male whose name already is familiar to proper and improper societies around the globe. But Woods...
  • Downtown Wheaton's many coffee, tea shops aim for different crowds

    Downtown Wheaton's many coffee, tea shops aim for different crowds
    On any given day in any of the three coffee shops and one tea shop in downtown Wheaton, you will see a mix of people milling about. Commuters stop by on their way to or from a Metra train. Students from nearby Wheaton College or other residents walk...
  • Person hit by train in Blue Island

    Person hit by train in Blue Island
    A person was struck by a Metra train Tuesday morning in south suburban Blue Island, authorities said. About 7:20 a.m., inbound train 504, traveling on the Blue Island branch of the Electric District line, struck a pedestrian at West 127th Street and...