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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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  • Traffic: Disabled vehicle on BW Parkway North

    Traffic: Disabled vehicle on BW Parkway North
    The state Department of Transportation has reported a disabled vehicle on the northbound Baltimore Washington Parkway in the Baltimore Highlands at Daisy Avenue at 8:29 a.m. on Friday. No additional information was given. The Maryland Transit...
  • OSHA broadens rules for reporting workplace deaths

    On a single day last month, a worker was electrocuted in Branson, Mo., a worker was struck and killed by a train in Stanley, N.D., two workers drowned in a pump pit in El Paso, Texas, and a worker was crushed by a forklift in Louisville, Ky. And those...
  • Marine industry, All Aboard Florida seek solution on New River bridge

    Marine industry, All Aboard Florida seek solution on New River bridge
    The old railway bridge over the New River in Fort Lauderdale has emerged as the latest flash point in plans to launch high-speed passenger rail service from Miami to Orlando. The marine industry insists All Aboard Florida's trains will keep the low...
  • Pedestrian fatally struck by Tri-Rail train

    Pedestrian fatally struck by Tri-Rail train
    A pedestrian was stuck and killed by a Tri-Rail train Wednesday night. Train P634 was heading north when it hit the pedestrian at 6:13 p.m., Tri-Rail spokeswoman Bonnie Arnold said. The train, which was carrying 250 passengers, stopped just north of...
  • No SunRail on Thanksgiving; Lynx has reduced schedule

    No SunRail on Thanksgiving; Lynx has reduced schedule
    The SunRail commuter train will not operate on Thanksgiving, but will be back on the tracks with regular service of 34 trips on Friday. The Lynx regional bus company will offer limited runs on Thanksgiving – similar to its weekend schedule –...
  • Man falls through ice into Fox River trying to escape Elgin police

    Man falls through ice into Fox River trying to escape Elgin police
    A man who was trying to evade Elgin police Sunday morning landed in the Fox River when he tried to cross thin ice to get to the other side, police said. About 10:30 a.m., an officer saw the man walking near the Chicago Street Metra train depot, 109 W....
  • Traffic: Crash on NB I-83 at Northern Parkway cleared

    Traffic: Crash on NB I-83 at Northern Parkway cleared
    A crash on northbound Interstate 83 at Northern Parkway has been cleared on Monday morning, transportation officials said. The far right lane of Interstate 95 north past Exit 51 for Washington Boulevard is blocked for a crash. A crash on the...
  • Blotter: Car egged in Morton Grove

    Blotter: Car egged in Morton Grove
    The following items were taken from Morton Grove police reports: A car was egged while parked in the 7600 block of Lake Street on Nov. 6. It is the second time in the last three weeks. An identity theft was reported in the 7000 block of Emerson Street...
  • Newport News woman hit by cargo train in Lynchburg

    A 21-year-old Newport News woman was injured over the weekend when she was hit by a cargo train in Lynchburg, according to a police department news release.  The incident happened just before 4;30 p.m. Saturday on a trestle near Riverside Park,...
  • BART opens new train line to Oakland airport

    BART opens new train line to Oakland airport
    San Francisco’s BART commuter rail system opened up a direct train line to Oakland International Airport on Saturday, completing a direct connection that some have been waiting for nearly 50 years. The trains started running on time at 6 a.m....
  • At Big Hunting Creek, a presidential past and a troublesome present

    At Big Hunting Creek, a presidential past and a troublesome present
    These days, some parts of Big Hunting Creek do not seem nearly so presidential. Its banks torn apart by years of erosion, the roaring stream has become, for some Thurmont citizens, a noisy, unwanted neighbor. “It sounds like a freight train,”...