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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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  • Man struck and killed by Metrolink train in Simi Valley

    An unidentified man was struck and killed by a Metrolink train Monday evening in Simi Valley, according to police and Metrolink officials. Police received a call about 5:15 p.m. that a pedestrian had been hit by a train traveling parallel to Cochran...
  • Explosive oil train collision triggers evacuation in North Dakota

    Explosive oil train collision triggers evacuation in North Dakota
    A small town in North Dakota was being partially evacuated Monday evening after a train carrying crude oil collided with another train, setting off a large fire and explosions, according to the local sheriff's department. No injuries have been reported,...
  • North Dakota community evacuated after train collision and fire

    A small community in North Dakota was evacuated Monday evening after a train carrying crude oil collided with another train, setting off a large fire and explosions, according to the local sheriff's department. No injuries have been reported, Sgt....
  • Many residents remain evacuated after North Dakota oil train crash

    About 65% of residents in the small town of Casselton, N.D., remained evacuated Tuesday after a train carrying crude oil collided with another train and exploded a mile west of town Monday afternoon, sending noxious smoke billowing into the air, officials...
  • Durbin asks Metra to 'clarify' position on safety system

    Durbin asks Metra to 'clarify' position on safety system
    Sen. Dick Durbin today is calling on Metra to clarify its position on implementing a safety system that experts say would have prevented two serious Metra derailments in 2003 and 2005 and possibly the fatal crash Sunday on a commuter rail line in New York...
  • Sen. Feinstein: New York train crash shows safety goals must be met

    WASHINGTON – After New York’s deadly train derailment, Congress should hold firm to a 2015 deadline for railroads to install systems that will automatically slow down or stop trains if engineers exceed speed limits or are on a collision course...
  • Feds order tougher safety measures after New York train derailment

    Responding to the deadly crash of a commuter train that was speeding through a difficult turn in the Bronx, the Federal Railroad Administration on Friday ordered the rail line to modify its signal system to ensure that speed limits are obeyed. The...
  • Letters: Rail safety? Simple.

    Re "Train crash 'preventable,' senator says," Dec. 6 Reporting on last week's train derailment in New York, the article says, "Officials have said that [engineer] William Rockefeller apparently went into a daze shortly before the train sped into a 30-...
  • BART strike: investigation of fatal accident could take months

    BART strike: investigation of fatal accident could take months
    The investigation into the deaths of two maintenance workers who were struck and killed by a Bay Area Rapid Transit train during a routine track inspection could take a year or longer, a federal investigator told reporters Sunday. “We will be...
  • Trains slowed but running after truck crash on Red Line

    Trains slowed but running after truck crash on Red Line
    A truck cab crashed into a barrier on the Dan Ryan Expressway and struck a section of the newly minted third rail of the Red Line overnight, but the damage was repaired and trains were running this morning. The accident happened in the southbound...
  • BART workers gather for vigil for those killed in train accident

    BART workers gather for vigil for those killed in train accident
    Walnut Creek, Calif.--On Sunday evening, more than 100 Bay Area Rapid Transit employees gathered for a candlelight vigil to remember two workers who were struck and killed over the weekend by a commuter train while conducting a track inspection.  ...