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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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  • Pictures in the News | Feb. 24, 2015

     
    In Tuesday's Pictures in the News, a Metrolink train derailed in Oxnard after slamming into a truck. At least 28 people were injured, four of them critically. The driver of the truck fled the scene but was taken into custody later, officials said....
  • AP Exclusive: Fuel-hauling trains could derail at 10 a year

    The federal government predicts that trains hauling crude oil or ethanol will derail an average of 10 times a year over the next two decades, causing more than $4 billion in damage and possibly killing hundreds of people if an accident happens in a...
  • Metrolink crash: New cars kept it from being 'tremendously worse'

    Metrolink crash: New cars kept it from being 'tremendously worse'
    In Tuesday’s¬†crash of a Metrolink commuter train in Oxnard, the railroad’s new passenger cars, which represent the state of the art in safety design, performed well, officials say. The collision was, however, the fourth serious accident...
  • Virginia fines CSX $361,000 for Lynchburg derailment in 2014

    Virginia environmental officials proposed a $361,000 fine Monday against CSX Transportation for an April 2014 train derailment in Lynchburg that dumped nearly 30,000 gallons of Bakken crude oil into the James River. The April 30 derailment saw 17 tankers...
  • Two York supervisors fear train derailment in county

    Two York supervisors fear train derailment in county
    After a train hauling North Dakota crude oil to the transfer station in Yorktown derailed and shot fireballs into the skies of Mount Carbon, W.Va., some York County supervisors want more regulations to protect citizens. "I was thinking, 'Holy mackerel...
  • Metrolink crash: Oxnard crossing most hazardous in Ventura County

    Metrolink crash: Oxnard crossing most hazardous in Ventura County
    The Oxnard rail crossing that was the scene of Tuesday's Metrolink derailment is the 23rd most hazardous in California, according to data from the Federal Railroad Administration. In 2014, two people were killed when their vehicle was struck by an...
  • Metrolink crash: 'No, no, no, this can't be happening'

    Metrolink crash: 'No, no, no, this can't be happening'
    Keana Grey was in the front seat of the lower deck of the second car from the front when the Metrolink train shook. The 19-year-old looked out the window and thought she was dreaming: The front car was turning around and just a few yards away from her...
  • Witness to Metrolink crash: 'It was just a horrendous ball of fire'

    Witness to Metrolink crash: 'It was just a horrendous ball of fire'
    Ted Maloney, 59, was driving to work in Ventura on 5th Street, about to make a left turn on Rice Avenue when he heard the Metrolink train's horn just before it crashed into a pickup truck. The sound was insistent, almost desperate, as if someone "just...
  • With Transportation Funds In Mind, Efforts Promote Rail Projects

    With Transportation Funds In Mind, Efforts Promote Rail Projects
    HARTFORD — Legislators maneuver every year to land more highway funds for their home districts, but this winter they're also targeting money for a different purpose: Passenger trains. Towns from the northwest hills, northern Fairfield County,...
  • California train crashes: Two people die in three Bay Area collisions

    California train crashes: Two people die in three Bay Area collisions
    A major Southern California commuter train derailment made headlines Tuesday, but in Northern California, three people were hit by trains in less than 24 hours. Two of those struck were killed. The string of collisions began about 4:45 p.m. Monday...
  • Rail fractures, defects caused 2013 Canadian train derailment

    Rail fractures, defects caused 2013 Canadian train derailment
    A Canadian National oil train derailment and fire in October 2013 was caused by rail fractures and other defects, according to a report released Tuesday by the Transportation Safety Board. The train derailed as it traveled through a curve in Gainford. A...