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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: Emergency roadwork in Cockeysville

    Traffic: Emergency roadwork in Cockeysville
    Emergency roadwork on MD 45 South in Cockeysville, just south of Padonia Road, has closed the southbound right traffic lane at 6:44 a.m. on Friday, according to the state Department of Transportation. The center turn lanes are bi-directional, DOT said....
  • Metrolink auditor probing irregularities at railroad is put on leave

    Metrolink auditor probing irregularities at railroad is put on leave
    Metrolink's chief auditor, who was probing financial and management irregularities at the six-county commuter railroad, has been placed on leave by the board of directors, an action that could prompt her resignation. In a sign of continuing problems...
  • Stopped freight train causes morning commuter chaos in Plainfield

    Stopped freight train causes morning commuter chaos in Plainfield
    A freight train came to a halt in downtown Plainfield on Thursday morning, blocking multiple crossings and causing commuter chaos. The freight train, operated by CN, stalled on the tracks about 6:30 a.m., cutting off crossings at Lockport Street and...
  • Avoiding poop cars: A survival guide to riding the CTA in winter

    Avoiding poop cars: A survival guide to riding the CTA in winter
    Rachel Brusstar, 24, has only been riding the CTA for two years but she already knows how to sniff out a winter commuting phenomenon: The poop train car. Brusstar thought she hit the jackpot last year when she caught a Red Line train during rush hour...
  • Man killed in collision with Tri-Rail train hoped to become stockbroker, friend says

    Man killed in collision with Tri-Rail train hoped to become stockbroker, friend says
    Friends knew Jay Michael Manzo as the life of the party, a former professional stand up comic and free spirit who loved to make people laugh. But the 35-year-old North Lauderdale resident was also serious about becoming a stockbroker, a career for which...
  • Blotter: Washburne students distributed inappropriate images via phones

    Blotter: Washburne students distributed inappropriate images via phones
    The following items were taken from Winnetka police reports: The west-facing exterior door of the Metra train station depot was damaged on Oct. 27. Repair costs $150. An unlocked vehicle parked in the 800 block of Cherry Street was entered on Oct. 28....
  • Man dies after being pushed onto N.Y. subway track

    It is every New Yorker's worst nightmare, and thankfully it rarely happens. But the nightmare turned real and police on Monday were searching for clues that could lead them to the person who pushed a man into the path of an oncoming subway train that...
  • Metrolink train fatally strikes man on tracks in San Bernardino County

    Metrolink train fatally strikes man on tracks in San Bernardino County
    A Metrolink commuter train hit and killed a man on the tracks in Rancho Cucamonga on Monday afternoon, officials said. The San Bernardino-bound train, which started its journey in downtown Los Angeles, was between the Upland and Rancho Cucamonga...
  • Man, 23, killed by train in Lemont

    Man, 23, killed by train in Lemont
    A 23-year-old man has been identified after he was fatally struck by a train in suburban Lemont early Saturday morning. Nicholas Cialoni, of the 21500 block of Eich Drive in Chrest Hill, was killed early Saturday morning, according to the Cook County...
  • Study finds declining air pollution from Metrolink maintenance yard

    Study finds declining air pollution from Metrolink maintenance yard
    Potentially harmful diesel emissions from Metrolink's maintenance facility near downtown Los Angeles are in decline and lower than other air pollution sources in the area, according to a study released Friday. The health risk assessment, which was...
  • Pedestrian Struck And Killed By Train In Norwalk

    Pedestrian Struck And Killed By Train In Norwalk
    NORWALK — A woman was struck and killed by a Metro-North train near the South Norwalk station early Monday morning, MTA officials said. The woman has not yet been identified, but appears to have been in her late 20s or early 30s, MTA officials...