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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

Top Railway Disasters Articles

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  • Freight train derailment near Joliet Amtrak station causes delays

    A freight train derailment has caused delays lasting hours for Amtrak passengers traveling between St. Louis and Chicago. Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis says two cars from a freight train derailed south of the Joliet Amtrak station around 9 p.m....
  • Amtrak accident shows need to improve infrastructure

    Amtrak accident shows need to improve infrastructure
    The train wreck in Philadelphia is tragic for the loss of life; my condolences to all who are affected. It can also be considered a metaphor for the condition of U.S. infrastructure — a train wreck. Adding insult to injury, a House subcommittee...
  • Latest on Amtrak crash: Feds not sure if windshield was hit

    5:10 p.m. Federal investigators say they aren't sure anything struck the windshield of an Amtrak train involved in last week's deadly derailment in Philadelphia. An FBI spokesman says agents performed forensic work on the locomotive Monday, days after...
  • Metro to pay $4.25 million to man struck by Gold Line train

    Metro to pay $4.25 million to man struck by Gold Line train
    The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has agreed to pay more than $4 million to settle a lawsuit filed by a man whose foot was amputated after he was hit by a Gold Line train, officials said Monday.  Gilberto Rebollar was hit by a...
  • Amtrak derailment victim remembered at New Jersey funeral

    Hundreds of mourners have gathered in New Jersey at the funeral for a food-safety executive killed in the Amtrak train derailment last week. Robert Gildersleeve's children read letters that they had written to their father while fighting through tears....
  • Safety system delayed for Tri-Rail trains

    Safety system delayed for Tri-Rail trains
    Tri-Rail will be getting an automatic braking system designed to prevent a crash due to human error -- but far later than the federal deadline in December. While this month's crash of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia has put renewed attention on so-...
  • Today's front page & trending items

    Today's front page & trending items
    Good morning, Baltimore! Here's what you need to know for your Monday. WEATHER There is a chance of some light ground fog early this morning. Temperatures will reach a warm 86 during the day, and will drop to a low of 64 overnight. A chance of...
  • Amtrak liable for no more than $200 million in crash

    For the first time, Amtrak could face a $200 million payout to train crash victims — the limit set by Congress. But that may be too low to cover the costs of the eight lives lost and more than 200 people injured in last week's derailment in...
  • German train drivers going on strike again in bitter dispute

    A German train drivers' union says they will stage another strike after talks with the country's main railway operator over the weekend failed to produce an agreement. The GDL union said Monday that freight train drivers would go on strike Tuesday and...
  • Blotter: Speakers missing from church in Wheaton

    Blotter: Speakers missing from church in Wheaton
    The following items were taken from Wheaton police reports: Real estate signs and a decorative floral wreath were damaged at a residence in the 2300 block of Richmond Drive on May 8. Two public announcement speakers with an estimated value of $300...
  • Full rail service resumes at site of fatal Amtrak crash

    Full rail service resumes at site of fatal Amtrak crash
    Full Amtrak service has resumed in the nation’s busy Northeast rail corridor, almost a week after a derailment in Philadelphia killed eight passengers and injured more than 200. Since the May 12 crash of an Amtrak train headed from Washington to...