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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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  • Amtrak trains rolling again on busy Northeast Corridor

    Amtrak trains rolling again on busy Northeast Corridor
    Amtrak trains began rolling on the busy Northeast Corridor early Monday, the first time in almost a week following a deadly crash in Philadelphia, and officials vowed to have safer trains and tracks while investigators worked to determine the cause of the...
  • Dozens injured in protests over Chinese railway project

    More than 30 police officers and 38 civilians were injured in southwestern China during a weekend protest by residents who feared that a planned railway would bypass their community, authorities said Monday. The protest was the latest in which Chinese...
  • Amtrak's Northeast Corridor Trips Resume

    Amtrak's Northeast Corridor Trips Resume
    WASHINGTON — Amtrak resumed full Northeast corridor operations Monday morning, six days after last week's derailment in Philadelphia that killed eight passengers and injured more than 200. "Our infrastructure repairs have been made with the...
  • Illinois freight train derailment causes delays for Amtrak

    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....
  • 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...
  • Lessons from the Amtrak crash

    Lessons from the Amtrak crash
    If you wanted to illustrate the dysfunctional relationship between Congress and Amtrak, you could scarcely have devised a more compelling scenario. First, a catastrophic derailment north of Philadelphia last Tuesday night that killed at least eight and...
  • The Latest on Amtrak crash: Feds say Amtrak given go-ahead

    8:30 p.m. The Federal Railroad Administration says Amtrak has clearance to resume full service Monday along the Northeast Corridor, the busiest passenger line in the country. The agency directed Amtrak to immediately expand speed control measures to the...
  • Woman injured and trapped after being struck by Metro train

    Montgomery County Fire Department officials say a woman who placed herself on a track was hit by a Metro train in Silver Spring. Multiple news sources report the woman was struck and trapped under a train headed northbound for Glenmont on Sunday morning....
  • 2 dead, at least 20 injured in Germany train crash

    A train hit the trailer of a tractor Saturday at a road crossing in western Germany, killing the train driver and one passenger and injuring at least 20 others, police said. Police spokesman Jochen Laschke said a regional train heading to the small...
  • Amtrak to restore full Northeast Corridor service Monday

    Amtrak's Northeast Corridor trains will resume service Monday in "complete compliance" with federal safety orders following last week's deadly derailment, officials announced Sunday. Company president Joseph Boardman said Amtrak staff and crew have...
  • Amtrak to restore full Northeast Corridor service Monday

    Amtrak to restore full Northeast Corridor service Monday
    As Amtrak trains begin rolling between New York and Philadelphia for the first time in almost a week following a deadly crash in Philadelphia, officials are vowing to have safer trains and tracks while investigators are trying to determine the cause of...