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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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  • Bicyclist hit by Tri-Rail train near West Palm Beach

    A bicyclist was hit by a Tri-Rail train near West Palm Beach. The crash occurred Tuesday night near Okeechobee Boulevard. Police say the bicyclist was taken to St. Mary's Medical Center for treatment. There was no word on the cyclist's condition. The...
  • Train derails in Louisiana; precautionary evacuation ordered

    Four chemical tanker cars derailed in Louisiana on Tuesday, prompting emergency officials to order a precautionary overnight evacuation of two nearby subdivisions. The cars derailed in the West Baton Rouge Parish town of Addis about 1:30 p.m., news media...
  • Train crash victim sues Amtrak in NY for injuries

    A Goshen, New York man has sued Amtrak for injuries he sustained in last week's crash. The lawsuit was filed in Manhattan federal court Tuesday by lawyers for Michael Walsh. The lawsuit seeking unspecified damages said Walsh was in the train's first car...
  • Fieldtripping: Newsing

    Fieldtripping: Newsing
    The ladyfriend and I are celebrating our anniversary this week, and because we are both total nerds, we did it up by taking the weekend MARC train to D.C. for a weekend of learning fun. It was hard to balance our desire to read ALL THE SIGNS at the...
  • 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...
  • Pictures in the News | May 13, 2015

     
    Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins on the East Coast, where investigators were scouring the scene of a derailed Amtrak train in Philadelphia, searching for clues to explain the accident that killed at least six and injured more than 200 people in one...
  • 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...