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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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  • Car hit by Metra train after sliding under crossing gates

    Car hit by Metra train after sliding under crossing gates
    A woman was injured when her car skidded under crossing gates and into the path of an express train Tuesday morning on Metra's Milwaukee District West line. The car was thrown about 20 feet and came to rest against a metal shed, according to Itasca Fire...
  • Blotter: Out-of-area juvenile arrested in stolen vehicle in Winnetka

    Blotter: Out-of-area juvenile arrested in stolen vehicle in Winnetka
    The following items were taken from police reports. Winnetka A Waukegan man, 33, was arrested on Dec. 23 on a Winnetka failure-to-appear traffic warrant. A Waukegan man, 22, was arrested on Dec. 23 and charged with felony theft subsequent to a 911...
  • Washington D.C. subway system remains hobbled after fatal accident

    The transit network in the nation's capital remained hobbled Tuesday morning following an electrical malfunction that filled a busy subway station with smoke, killing one woman and sending dozens of people to hospitals. The National Transportation...
  • SunRail waits on snapping up tracks for only $10

    SunRail waits on snapping up tracks for only $10
    Sounds like a fantastic deal: A total of more than 16 miles of railroad tracks serving two different cities for the low, low price of $10. The people who run the SunRail commuter train have been considering the proposal for nearly three years but have...
  • Man fatally struck by CTA Red Line train at Argyle stop

    Man fatally struck by CTA Red Line train at Argyle stop
    A 31-year-old man died after being struck by a CTA Red Line train at the Argyle stop on the North Side early Sunday morning, authorities said. Around 3 a.m., a northbound Red Line train hit the man near the Argyle stop at 1118 W. Argyle Ave., halting...
  • NFL divisional hosts all have distinct home-field advantages

    NFL divisional hosts all have distinct home-field advantages
    The way Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman sees it, there's no way for visiting teams to simulate the sensory overload of a playoff game at CenturyLink Field, and certainly not the next-to-the-freight-train noise that's almost constant when the...
  • Man struck and killed by train in Melbourne

     Man struck and killed by train in Melbourne
    A man was struck and killed by a train in Melbourne Saturday night, police said. Just after 11 p.m., a southbound Florida East Coast Railroad train struck the man near Post Road, police said. The man, identified as Aaron A. Belka, 41, of Melbourne,...
  • Man hit by Red Line train Friday was 19-year-old from Burbank

    Man hit by Red Line train Friday was 19-year-old from Burbank
    Nineteen-year-old David Ferrer was the victim who was struck and killed by a Metro Red Line train in Studio City on Friday, authorities said Sunday. Ferrer, who lived in Burbank, was struck at the 3900 block of Lankershim Boulevard and pronounced dead...
  • Man struck and killed by Red Line train was Burbank resident

    Man struck and killed by Red Line train was Burbank resident
    Nineteen-year-old David Ferrer was the victim who was struck and killed by a Metro Red Line train in Studio City on Friday, authorities said Sunday. Ferrer, who lived in Burbank, was struck at the 3900 block of Lankershim Boulevard and pronounced dead...
  • Politicians should get on board by restoring passenger train service

    The Tuesday letter to the editor by Brian Snyder is spot-on, concerning trains taking Lehigh Valley passengers to New York. Anyone can look at Google maps and follow the train tracks from Easton to New York; they make an unbroken path. They carry...
  • Most schools closed as dangerous cold settles in

    Most schools closed as dangerous cold settles in
    More than 200 school districts across the area, including Chicago Public Schools, were closed Wednesday as temperatures hovered around zero at daybreak and dangerous wind chills were in the forecast for the rest of the week. For those who ventured out,...