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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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  • Cops arrest suspect after 4 are stabbed on Amtrak train

    DETROIT More than 100 Amtrak passengers have been stuck in the Niles train station in southwest Michigan since about 7 p.m. EST Friday while police comb their parked train for evidence following a stabbing that sent the conductor and three passengers to...
  • Four people stabbed on Amtrak train from Chicago to Michigan

    Four people stabbed on Amtrak train from Chicago to Michigan
    Four people were stabbed Friday night by a man on an Amtrak train traveling from Chicago to Port Huron, police in Niles, Mich., confirmed. The stabbings happened on Train 364 when it was at the Niles train station about 7 p.m., said Kimberly Woods, an...
  • Man charged with stabbing 4 on Amtrak train in Michigan

    A man accused of stabbing four people, including the conductor, on an Amtrak train has been charged with four counts of assault with intent to murder. Michael Darnell Williams, 44, of Saginaw, Mich., is being held in the Berrien County Jail in lieu of $1...
  • Cops: Sex offender failed to register, played with woman's hair on Metra

    Cops: Sex offender failed to register, played with woman's hair on Metra
    A convicted sex offender who had failed to register was charged with touching a woman’s neck and hair while they rode a Metra train earlier this week, officials said Saturday. Michael G. Russo, 55, who prosecutors said was homeless, was ordered...
  • Strangers reach out to help family of boy, 11, hit by Metra train

    Strangers reach out to help family of boy, 11, hit by Metra train
    The father of an 11-year-old boy who lost a leg when he was struck by a Metra train while chasing a school bus said Friday he is grateful for the generosity of strangers who have reached out to help the cash-strapped family just weeks before Christmas....
  • H.B. man injured, cited in crash at railroad crossing

    A Huntington Beach man was cited for what police said was driving under the influence after the vehicle he was driving crashed into a metal pole. Safety officials responded to the area of McFadden Avenue and Huntington Village Lane at about 11:30 p.m....
  • Authorities identify pedestrian fatally struck by train in Oakland Park

    Authorities identify pedestrian fatally struck by train in Oakland Park
    The Broward Sheriff's Office on Friday identified Gemayel Prince Walker as the pedestrian who was fatally struck by a Tri-Rail train Nov. 26 in Oakland Park. Investigators identified the 31-year-old using a passport found near his body on the tracks,...
  • Grant Park skate park to open on Dec. 6

    Grant Park skate park to open on Dec. 6
    A three-acre skate park will open in Grant Park on Saturday, providing a place for skateboarders, BMX riders, inline skaters and scooter riders to coexist and practice stunts, and tricks. The Chicago Park District, Grant Park Advisory Council and...
  • Father of boy, 11, hit by Metra train: 'I thank God that he let him live'

    Father of boy, 11, hit by Metra train: 'I thank God that he let him live'
    Alex Zepeda was running late for school and couldn't wait any longer for his mother to take him. Worried about a project that was due, the 11-year-old dashed out the door hoping to catch up with the school bus that had just passed his home in Blue Island...
  • Motorist killed in crash with Tri-Rail train

    Motorist killed in crash with Tri-Rail train
    A collision between a Tri-Rail train and an automobile Friday morning left one man dead. It happened shortly before 7 a.m. on the train tracks approaching the Cypress Creek Station, Detective DeAnna Greenlaw said. "A southbound Tri-Rail train collided...
  • Bottles fly as tractor-trailer tries beating train through Allentown crossing

    Bottles fly as tractor-trailer tries beating train through Allentown crossing
    A tractor-trailer was hit by a train Thursday morning in south Allentown after the trucker apparently tried to beat the train through the train crossing, city police said. The 9:24 a.m. collision destroyed the truck's load, sending thousands of empty...