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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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  • Evacuation lifted following 39-car train derailment in SC

    Authorities say an evacuation order has been lifted for all but four homes following a 39-car train derailment in rural South Carolina. Derrick Becker, public information officer for the South Carolina Emergency Management Division, tells The...
  • Feds: Loud train horns to continue along U.S. 1

    Feds: Loud train horns to continue along U.S. 1
    Those blaring train horns aren't going to go away – at least in the near future – for residents who live along the coastal tracks that run by U.S. 1. The latest tests conducted by the Federal Railroad Administration confirmed the sound...
  • FBI offers $300,000 reward 20 years after train derailment

    The FBI announced a $310,000 reward Friday for information leading to an arrest for the sabotage of an Amtrak train that derailed in the Arizona desert nearly 20 years ago. The Sunset Limited passenger train plunged into a dry gulch killing a crewman and...
  • Person fatally struck by train in Palatine

    Person fatally struck by train in Palatine
    A person was struck and killed by a Metra train in Palatine on Saturday evening, authorities said. About 9:30 p.m., the person, whose age and gender was not immediately available, was fatally struck by a Union Pacific Northwest line train between the...
  • Schumer: More inspectors needed for railroad bridges

    Sen. Chuck Schumer says the U.S. needs more inspectors to properly inspect privately owned train bridges. The Democrat told reporters Thursday that he has written to the Federal Railroad Administration urging the hiring of additional inspectors. Most of...
  • Visclosky pitches South Shore extension to Realtors

    Visclosky pitches South Shore extension to Realtors
    U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky is hopeful that state legislators and a handful of Lake County communities find the proposed West Lake extension of the South Shore commuter train line promising enough for Northwest Indiana's economic future to invest funds....
  • Draft state report: Oil train regs largely up to Feds

    Draft state report: Oil train regs largely up to Feds
    A state task force assembled after an oil train derailment in Lynchburg last year is poised to recommend a number of changes, including more track inspections, more emergency crew training for emergency crews and a better flow of information about...
  • Service restored on LIRR following track incident

    Service is getting back normal on the Long Island Rail Road after a person was injured on the tracks at Penn Station. Service between Penn Station and Jamaica had been temporarily suspended at about 3 p.m. Thursday due to an injured person on the track....
  • Metra train delayed during morning storm in Western Springs

    Metra train delayed during morning storm in Western Springs
    A morning Metra train heading into Chicago was held up at the Western Springs train station for about 20 minutes Thursday morning during a thunderstorm, as workers investigated a mechanical problem. The ticket agent said she heard "a God awful noise,"...
  • Metro returning red line to automatic train operation

    Metro says red line trains will be returning to automatic mode. It's a significant milestone for the agency, which has run trains in manual mode since the 2009 train crash that killed nine people. Metro says that starting Monday eight car trains will run...
  • House panel guts funds for North Dakota rail safety program

    North Dakota House budget writers have stripped funding for a state-run rail safety program intended to supplement federal oversight of burgeoning oil train traffic after a string of accidents involving trains carrying crude. The Public Service...