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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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  • Person struck by Metra train at Joliet station

    Person struck by Metra train at Joliet station
    Service on the Heritage Corridor line was halted this morning after a pedestrian was struck at the Joliet station, according to Metra. The person was struck shortly after 7 a.m., according to a Metra spokesman. The No. 918 train headed toward Chicago...
  • Three injured in 210 Freeway big-rig crash in Pasadena

    Three injured in 210 Freeway big-rig crash in Pasadena
    Three people were hurt Monday afternoon when a big rig crashed into the center divider of the westbound 210 Freeway and jumped up onto a railway line, prompting the closure of three lanes in Pasadena, the Los Angeles Times reported. The big rig driver...
  • 3 people injured in big-rig crash on 210 Freeway; SigAlert issued

    3 people injured in big-rig crash on 210 Freeway; SigAlert issued
    Three people were hurt Monday afternoon when a big rig crashed into the center divider of the westbound 210 Freeway and jumped up onto a railway line, prompting the closure of three lanes in Pasadena. The big rig driver suffered minor injuries, but...
  • Along route north, shelter operators heed calling to aid desperate migrants

    ARRIAGA, Mexico He's not in it for money or self-gratification. He does it for migrants who have no voice, who are afraid to stand out in a country that's not their own. He has dedicated his life to helping secure theirs. Carlos Solis eats, sleeps and...
  • Train kills man who was sitting on railroad tracks in Encinitas

    A train hit and killed a 40-year-old man sitting on the railroad tracks in Encinitas early Saturday, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said. Witnesses say the man was sitting on the tracks with his head in his hands and "looking downward"...
  • The rumble and the risk to life along the tracks

     The rumble and the risk to life along the tracks
    Late Thursday afternoon, Kenneth Reed was in his backyard when he heard something strange up on the railroad tracks. "A sound I never heard in all the 45 years I been on this block," he said Friday, standing next to the train embankment on South Homan...
  • Metrolink train hits big rig in San Dimas; no injuries reported

    Metrolink train hits big rig in San Dimas; no injuries reported
    A Metrolink train struck a big rig in San Dimas late Wednesday but no injuries were reported, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. The accident was reported shortly after 10 p.m. near Arrow Highway and Walnut Avenue, the Fire Department said....
  • U.S. seeks new rules on rail transport of crude oil

    U.S. seeks new rules on rail transport of crude oil
    Five years after a fiery derailment near Rockford left one woman dead and barely one year after another rail crash in Quebec killed 47, the U.S. Department of Transportation acted Wednesday to curtail use of the type of railroad tank car blamed in those...
  • 2 women narrowly escape death on Indiana railroad trestle

    2 women narrowly escape death on Indiana railroad trestle
    The two women slowly come into view as the freight train rounds a bend and crosses a trestle in Indiana, the engineer sounding his horn longer and longer the closer he gets. The women start running, but one of them stumbles and falls and the second woman...
  • Four injured after light rail, vehicle collide downtown

    Four injured after light rail, vehicle collide downtown
    Four people were injured after a light rail train collided with a vehicle in downtown Baltimore on Tuesday morning, according to the Maryland Transit Administration. About 10:22 a.m., the driver of a Honda Civic traveling northbound on South Howard...
  • Pedestrian struck, killed by train in Aberdeen

    Pedestrian struck, killed by train in Aberdeen
    A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Norfolk Southern freight train late Saturday in Aberdeen. A man was on the Amtrak tracks in the 300 block of South Phildelphia Boulevard just before midnight Saturday when he was hit by a freight train heading...