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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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  • Train hits pickup, critically injuring elderly man

    Authorities say an elderly man was critically injured when his pickup truck was hit by a train in central Pennsylvania. Police in Lancaster County said the driver apparently stopped on the tracks in Conroy Township in the path of the train shortly before...
  • Pedestrian on tracks killed when struck by passenger train

    A woman has died after she was struck by an Amtrak train near the Fairfield station in Connecticut. Amtrak officials tell WFSB-TV the train was heading from Norfolk, Virginia, to Boston on Sunday evening when it struck the woman who was on the tracks....
  • Delays on several Metrolink lines after freight train derails in O.C.

    Delays on several Metrolink lines after freight train derails in O.C.
    A freight train derailment in Orange County late Tuesday forced delays and cancellations across the Metrolink commuter rail system Wednesday morning, with some residual delays expected during evening rush hour, officials said. BNSF is currently...
  • Lincoln-Way Central earns passing grade

    When Lincoln-Way Central setter Mike Kulinski receives an accurate pass, shutting down the Knights becomes a difficult assignment due to rangy middle hitters Connor Hipelius and Andrew Bergstrand. But when Central's passing falters, the Knights look more...
  • Woman hit by Tri-Rail train in Fort Lauderdale

    A pedestrian was taken to the hospital Tuesday after she was hit by a Tri-Rail train in Fort Lauderdale. A couple was walking on the tracks between Sistrunk Boulevard and Broward Boulevard around 5 p.m. when the woman was struck by a southbound train,...
  • FedEx and Viacom are big market movers

    Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE FedEx Corp., up $4.49 to $171.16 The U.S. package delivery company has agreed to take over Dutch delivery company TNT Express for...
  • NTSB cites Galena derailment in push for safer railroad tank cars

     NTSB cites Galena derailment in push for safer railroad tank cars
    Federal officials Monday called for the urgent replacement of railroad tank cars to make them more fire-resistant in the event of an incident like last month's fiery derailment near Galena of a train hauling crude oil. The current rail car fleet...
  • US safety board: Oil train tank cars need urgent upgrades

    Fuel-hauling tank cars need safety upgrades to keep fires from spreading after train derailments, and the public can't wait another decade for the improvements as the industry suggests, U.S. safety officials said. The National Transportation Safety Board...
  • Galesburg police pull in $635,000 in drug interdictions

    Police in Galesburg seized $635,000 in cash and 250 pounds of cannabis last year. The (Galesburg) Register-Mail reports (http://bit.ly/1NNNdXm ) the department's 2014 annual report indicates most of the drug interdictions occurred at the Amtrak train...
  • Crash blocking I-895 ramp to MD 295

    A single-vehicle crash has closed the ramp on Interstate 895 south for MD 295 south, or Exit 4, state transportation officials said. The middle lane of the outer loop of the Baltimore Beltway is closed for a disabled vehicle near Exit 7 for MD 295....
  • Husband and wife on railroad tracks struck, killed by train

    Police say an Amtrak train struck and killed a husband and wife who were on the tracks in North Carolina. Authorities say 38-year-old Derek Lowe and 33-year-old Tina Lowe were hit by a northbound train shortly before 10 a.m. Sunday in Durham. Both were...