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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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  • 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...
  • Philly derailment a tragic reminder of need for safety improvements

    In light of Tuesday night's deadly tragedy around the Frankford curve in Philadelphia, it is time to ask why Amtrak has failed to implement a comprehensive system known as "positive train control" to minimize the risk of railroad accidents. What more will...
  • 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...
  • SEPTA commuter trains resume making all Trenton Line stops

    Philadelphia-area commuter trains are once again making all stops on the Trenton Line that was disrupted last week by a deadly Amtrak train derailment. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority says Tuesday trains running between the New...
  • Investigators uncertain anything hit train before derailment

    Investigators uncertain anything hit train before derailment
    PHILADELPHIA — Federal authorities said they are uncertain if anything struck the windshield of an Amtrak train before it derailed in Philadelphia last week, but they have not ruled out the possibility. Investigators, however, said they are...
  • Va. marker to pay homage to 18 killed in 1889 wreck

    A state historical marker is being dedicated in remembrance of one of the worst train accidents in Virginia history. The marker will be unveiled Tuesday in Bedford County to mark the July 2, 1889, wreck west of Thaxton. Eighteen people were killed in the...
  • Investigators unsure anything struck train before derailment

    Federal authorities said Monday they're unsure anything struck the windshield of an Amtrak train minutes before a deadly derailment in Philadelphia last week, adding another twist to the investigation the day trains started running to New York again. The...
  • US Marines say unique Osprey aircraft has good safety record

    The fatal crash of the Marine Corps' new hybridized airplane-and-helicopter aircraft during a training exercise in Hawaii over the weekend is renewing safety concerns about the machine. But the Marines say the MV-22 Osprey has proven itself to be very...
  • FBI rules out gunfire as cause of windshield damage in Amtrak derailment

    FBI rules out gunfire as cause of windshield damage in Amtrak derailment
    The FBI found no evidence that gunfire caused damage to an Amtrak train that derailed at high speed, killing eight passengers, but investigators said Monday they had not ruled out the possibility that something hit the windshield of the engineer’s...