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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

Top Railway Disasters Articles

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  • Man dies after being hit by train in Colonial Heights

    A man has died after being hit by a CXS Transportation freight train in Colonial Heights. The accident occurred around 12:30 p.m. Sunday. CSX spokeswoman Melanie Cost tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1C2PgDC ) that the 125-car train...
  • Allman film director: Ga. train crash 'my responsibility'

    The director of an ill-fated movie about singer Gregg Allman said Friday that it's "ultimately my responsibility" that his crew ended up on a Georgia railroad bridge in the path of a freight train that killed a camera assistant. "Midnight Rider" director...
  • Trains derailments in Texas, Colorado over weekend

    While a crew worked Sunday to clean up the scene in Central Texas where the derailment of about a dozen train cars resulted in an industrial solvent leaking from one tanker, a train jumped its tracks in northern Colorado, dumping coal from more than two...
  • Guilty verdicts for 2 in Toronto-NYC train terror plot

    Two men accused of plotting to attack a passenger train travelling from New York to Toronto were found guilty of several terror-related charges and could spend the rest of their lives in prison. Prosecutors had argued during the trial that the men were...
  • 2 in Toronto-NYC train terror plot found guilty

    Two men could spend the rest of their lives in prison after being found guilty of several terror-related charges for plotting to attack a passenger train traveling from New York to Toronto. Prosecutors had argued during the trial that the men were...
  • 9-year-old Galion boy dies when father's car hit by train

    The Ohio State Highway Patrol says a Galion man was injured and his 9-year-old son was killed when their vehicle was struck by a train while crossing the tracks in Morrow County. Forty-two-year-old Benjamin Berry was traveling southbound on Twp. Rd. 32...
  • Canada safety board says tank car standards needed sooner

    Canada needs to implement tougher standards for oil trains earlier than a 2025 target, the transportation safety board said Tuesday. The government proposed tougher standards for tank cars this month in response to a string of fiery crashes. The new...
  • Virginia, CSX offer advice for crude-by-rail accidents

     Virginia, CSX offer advice for crude-by-rail accidents
    A big lesson from the crude oil train that derailed in Lynchburg last April, sparked a raging fire and spilled fuel into the James River is this: Get ready for the next one. Not that emergency response experts are predicting another derailment in...
  • Passenger train derails in north India, killing 31 people

    Three coaches of a passenger train derailed in northern India on Friday, killing 31 people, and rescuers were using gas cutters to rip apart the mangled wreckage to search for trapped people. At least 50 were injured. Rescue workers pulled 31 bodies from...
  • SunRail trains full of Winter Park art festival fans

    SunRail trains full of Winter Park art festival fans
    Crowds are growing and could get worse on the SunRail commuter train today as more and more people show up at the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. The parking lot at the northernmost stop, DeBary, is full and SunRail spokesman Steve Olson is...
  • Passenger train derails in north India killing 26 people

    Passenger train derails in north India killing 26 people
    Three coaches of a passenger train derailed in northern India on Friday, killing 26 people, and rescuers were using gas cutters to rip apart the mangled wreckage to find trapped people. At least 30 people were injured. Rescue workers had pulled out 26...