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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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  • 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...
  • Metra engine derails, causing delays

    Metra engine derails, causing delays
    A Metra locomotive derailed on the Northwest Side and was expected to clog train traffic north and northwest from Chicago during the evening commute, officials said. No injuries were reported in the derailment, which involved a single locomotive,...
  • Development near GSU is a political football

    Development near GSU is a political football
    With Governors State University now a four-year college, and a new interchange to be completed at Interstate 57 and Stuenkel Road this fall, University Park should be ripe for economic development. But the matter of how to develop the village, bring...
  • Man accused in Amtrak stabbing spree incompetent for trial

    A man accused of stabbing four people on an Amtrak train in southwestern Michigan has been found mentally incompetent for trial. Berrien County Judge Dennis Wiley ruled Monday that 44-year-old Michael D. Williams lacks the capacity to aid in his...
  • SunRail trains full of Winter Park art festival fans

    SunRail trains full of Winter Park art festival fans
    Crowds are growing and could get worse on the SunRail commuter train today as more and more people show up at the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. The parking lot at the northernmost stop, DeBary, is full and SunRail spokesman Steve Olson is...
  • Passenger train derails in north India killing 26 people

    Passenger train derails in north India killing 26 people
    Three coaches of a passenger train derailed in northern India on Friday, killing 26 people, and rescuers were using gas cutters to rip apart the mangled wreckage to find trapped people. At least 30 people were injured. Rescue workers had pulled out 26...
  • Passenger train derails in north India, killing 31 people

    Three coaches of a passenger train derailed in northern India on Friday, killing 31 people, and rescuers were using gas cutters to rip apart the mangled wreckage to search for trapped people. At least 50 were injured. Rescue workers pulled 31 bodies from...
  • Safety board issues first findings in train-on-truck crash

    A truck driver mistakenly turned onto the tracks of a commuter rail line and went about 80 feet before getting stuck, federal accident investigators wrote Thursday in their initial findings about a deadly train collision last month outside Los Angeles....
  • South Shore express trains intended to lure new NWI residents

    South Shore express trains intended to lure new NWI residents
    PORTAGE — The success of the newly launched "Sunrise Express" South Shore commuter train from South Bend to Chicago could lead to landmark change for the railroad, pitting it in tighter competition for commuters with Metra, its Illinois rival. The...
  • Lawsuit alleges negligence in fatal train-minibus crash

    The families of people hurt or killed when a freight train hit their minibus in western Pennsylvania have sued the bus driver and transportation agency for negligence. The lawsuit Monday came a year after bus driver Frank Schaffner was sentenced to 16...
  • NTSB preliminary report confirms Oxnard Metrolink derailment details

    NTSB preliminary report confirms Oxnard Metrolink derailment details
    A preliminary federal report on the Oxnard train derailment confirms details on how a truck became lodged on the tracks just moments before last month's fatal crash. The National Transportation Safety Board report released Thursday says the truck driver...