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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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  • No video to help Amtrak probe _ despite NTSB recommendation

    Five years ago, federal accident investigators recommended that the government require video cameras in locomotive cabs to record engineers' actions. But it didn't happen. Now, that's left a gap in unraveling last week's fatal Amtrak derailment. It's...
  • Morton Grove woman, 61, struck, killed by Amtrak train

    Morton Grove woman, 61, struck, killed by Amtrak train
    A 61-year old woman was struck and killed by a train Monday night, May 18, in Morton Grove at Lehigh and Lincoln avenues, police said. A Metra spokesperson initially said it appeared to be an accident but the Cook County medical examiner's office...
  • Illinois mayors, colleges oppose proposed Amtrak cuts

    Amtrak rail service reductions that would follow proposed cuts in next year's state budget will hurt businesses and impact students, Illinois university officials and mayors told a state Senate committee Tuesday. "Amtrak's frequent and convenient...
  • Pedestrian hit by Amtrak train in Morton Grove

    Pedestrian hit by Amtrak train in Morton Grove
    Morton Grove police are assisting Metra police after a train struck a pedestrian in Morton Grove Monday night, police said. The female pedestrian was struck on the north tracks by an outbound Amtrak train at Lehigh and Lincoln Avenues around 8:30 p.m....
  • Conductor suffered broken neck, back in Amtrak derailment

    The lawyer for the lead conductor on the Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia last week says his client suffered a broken neck, broken back and other serious injuries. Emilio Fonseca, of Kearny, has sued Amtrak, claiming negligence and...
  • Amtrak to restore full Northeast Corridor service Monday

    Amtrak to restore full Northeast Corridor service Monday
    As Amtrak trains begin rolling between New York and Philadelphia for the first time in almost a week following a deadly crash in Philadelphia, officials are vowing to have safer trains and tracks while investigators are trying to determine the cause of...
  • Amtrak Crash Sign Of Failing Infrastructure

    Amtrak Crash Sign Of Failing Infrastructure
    The deadly Amtrak derailment on Tuesday is just another symptom of Congress' refusal to address the United States' decrepit infrastructure. Amtrak is notoriously underfunded, with a huge capital expenditure backlog. While the cause of the crash is not yet...
  • SEPTA commuter trains resume making all Trenton Line stops

    Philadelphia-area commuter trains are once again making all stops on the Trenton Line that was disrupted last week by a deadly Amtrak train derailment. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority says Tuesday trains running between the New...
  • Investigators uncertain anything hit train before derailment

    Investigators uncertain anything hit train before derailment
    PHILADELPHIA — Federal authorities said they are uncertain if anything struck the windshield of an Amtrak train before it derailed in Philadelphia last week, but they have not ruled out the possibility. Investigators, however, said they are...
  • Va. marker to pay homage to 18 killed in 1889 wreck

    A state historical marker is being dedicated in remembrance of one of the worst train accidents in Virginia history. The marker will be unveiled Tuesday in Bedford County to mark the July 2, 1889, wreck west of Thaxton. Eighteen people were killed in the...
  • Investigators unsure anything struck train before derailment

    Federal authorities said Monday they're unsure anything struck the windshield of an Amtrak train minutes before a deadly derailment in Philadelphia last week, adding another twist to the investigation the day trains started running to New York again. The...