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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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  • Virginia, CSX offer advice for crude-by-rail accidents

     Virginia, CSX offer advice for crude-by-rail accidents
    A big lesson from the crude oil train that derailed in Lynchburg last April, sparked a raging fire and spilled fuel into the James River is this: Get ready for the next one. Not that emergency response experts are predicting another derailment in...
  • Police identify man killed by train in Colonial Heights

    A man who was killed by a train in Colonial Heights has been identified. Colonial Heights police say 26-year-old Joshua A. McGraw of Richmond was hit by a CXS Transportation freight train around 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Police say foul play isn't suspected....
  • Oil train disaster fund grows with Irving Oil's contribution

    A proposed settlement fund for victims of a fiery oil train derailment that killed 47 people across the border in Quebec has grown to $270 million (U.S.) with a contribution from Irving Oil, a bankruptcy trustee said Monday. A court filing Friday in...
  • Man found dead on Chicago commuter train at O'Hare airport

    Police say a man was pronounced dead after he was found on a train early Monday morning at the station at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. The man was found unresponsive around 1:30 a.m. Monday on a Blue Line train operated by the Chicago...
  • Train cars hauling methanol derail in central Texas

    Texas authorities say a dozen train cars have derailed near Valley Mills, including five tanker cars carrying methanol. Department of Public Safety spokesman Trooper D.L. Wilson says no injuries or fires have been reported from the Saturday evening...
  • Official: Small solvent leak after Texas train derailment

    Authorities say a dozen train cars derailed in Central Texas, and an industrial solvent leaked from one tanker. Department of Public Safety spokesman Trooper D.L. Wilson said no injuries or fires were reported in the Saturday evening accident near...
  • Man dies after being hit by train in Colonial Heights

    A man has died after being hit by a CXS Transportation freight train in Colonial Heights. The accident occurred around 12:30 p.m. Sunday. CSX spokeswoman Melanie Cost tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1C2PgDC ) that the 125-car train...
  • Allman film director: Ga. train crash 'my responsibility'

    The director of an ill-fated movie about singer Gregg Allman said Friday that it's "ultimately my responsibility" that his crew ended up on a Georgia railroad bridge in the path of a freight train that killed a camera assistant. "Midnight Rider" director...
  • Trains derailments in Texas, Colorado over weekend

    While a crew worked Sunday to clean up the scene in Central Texas where the derailment of about a dozen train cars resulted in an industrial solvent leaking from one tanker, a train jumped its tracks in northern Colorado, dumping coal from more than two...
  • Guilty verdicts for 2 in Toronto-NYC train terror plot

    Two men accused of plotting to attack a passenger train travelling from New York to Toronto were found guilty of several terror-related charges and could spend the rest of their lives in prison. Prosecutors had argued during the trial that the men were...
  • 2 in Toronto-NYC train terror plot found guilty

    Two men could spend the rest of their lives in prison after being found guilty of several terror-related charges for plotting to attack a passenger train traveling from New York to Toronto. Prosecutors had argued during the trial that the men were...