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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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  • Safety system delayed for Tri-Rail trains

    Safety system delayed for Tri-Rail trains
    Tri-Rail will be getting an automatic braking system designed to prevent a crash due to human error -- but far later than the federal deadline in December. While this month's crash of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia has put renewed attention on so-...
  • Today's front page & trending items

    Today's front page & trending items
    Good morning, Baltimore! Here's what you need to know for your Monday. WEATHER There is a chance of some light ground fog early this morning. Temperatures will reach a warm 86 during the day, and will drop to a low of 64 overnight. A chance of...
  • Amtrak liable for no more than $200 million in crash

    For the first time, Amtrak could face a $200 million payout to train crash victims — the limit set by Congress. But that may be too low to cover the costs of the eight lives lost and more than 200 people injured in last week's derailment in...
  • German train drivers going on strike again in bitter dispute

    A German train drivers' union says they will stage another strike after talks with the country's main railway operator over the weekend failed to produce an agreement. The GDL union said Monday that freight train drivers would go on strike Tuesday and...
  • Blotter: Speakers missing from church in Wheaton

    Blotter: Speakers missing from church in Wheaton
    The following items were taken from Wheaton police reports: Real estate signs and a decorative floral wreath were damaged at a residence in the 2300 block of Richmond Drive on May 8. Two public announcement speakers with an estimated value of $300...
  • Full rail service resumes at site of fatal Amtrak crash

    Full rail service resumes at site of fatal Amtrak crash
    Full Amtrak service has┬áresumed 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...
  • 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...
  • America's premier rail superhighway is slowly falling apart

    The trains that link global centers of learning, finance and power on the East Coast lumber through tunnels dug just after the Civil War, and cross century-old bridges that sometimes jam when they swing open to let tugboats pass. Hundreds of miles of...
  • 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....