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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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  • Metrolink crash: NTSB to examine lighting, visibility at grade-crossing

    Metrolink crash: NTSB to examine lighting, visibility at grade-crossing
    Federal investigators are examining whether the intersection near Tuesday’s Metrolink crash in Oxnard was "adequately illuminated" in the early-morning darkness, officials said Wednesday.   National Transportation Safety Board investigators are...
  • 13 train cars derail in St. Louis Co., no injuries

    Officials say 13 cars of a Canadian National Railway train have derailed in northeastern Minnesota. St. Louis County authorities say three of nine cars carrying a hazardous compound derailed, but didn't spill any material. No one was hurt. CN Railway...
  • New Metrolink cars' safety features probably reduced casualties

    New Metrolink cars' safety features probably reduced casualties
    Metrolink's investment of hundreds of millions of dollars in safety improvements after a series of deadly collisions probably reduced casualties in Tuesday's Oxnard crash, but the accident also highlighted the limits of the ongoing campaign. Three...
  • SunRail to make special weekend runs for soccer match, art festival

    SunRail to make special weekend runs for soccer match, art festival
    The SunRail commuter train will offer its first weekend runs next month for the inaugural match of the Orlando City Soccer Club and the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. Various civic groups and Florida Hospital will underwrite the operating costs of...
  • Elderly man injured after being hit by train in Valparaiso

    Elderly man injured after being hit by train in Valparaiso
    An elderly man was transported to the trauma center at Methodist Hospitals Northlake campus Wednesday morning after a westbound train struck his car. According to Valparaiso police, who are not releasing his name and did not have an update on his...
  • Wife of truck driver in Metrolink crash says he was grieving for child

    Wife of truck driver in Metrolink crash says he was grieving for child
    The wife of the driver who was arrested after his truck was hit by a Metrolink train, which then derailed, defended her husband and said the couple was grieving over the recent death of their daughter. Lucila Sanchez said her husband, Jose Alejandro...
  • NY transit officials review safety after train-car collision

    Transportation officials said Wednesday they are reviewing safety practices at railroad crossings throughout suburban New York including adding warning signs, red-light cameras and sensors that would alert a train of the presence of a vehicle on the...
  • California train crash: Engineer 'touch and go,' heart stopped twice

    California train crash: Engineer 'touch and go,' heart stopped twice
    The train operator severely injured in Tuesday's Metrolink crash is clinging to life after his heart stopped twice on Wednesday. A day after the commuter train barreled into a heavy-duty pickup truck in Oxnard and derailed, the engineer was among...
  • Plan to bridge dangerous Metrolink crossing stalled by lack of money

    Plan to bridge dangerous Metrolink crossing stalled by lack of money
    A proposed $30-million to $35-million grade separation project that would have prevented Tuesday's crash of a Metrolink commuter train in Oxnard has been delayed for years by a lack of money, officials said Wednesday. The planned overpass project, which...
  • Oxnard train derailment still a mystery to investigators

    Oxnard train derailment still a mystery to investigators
    It was dark early Tuesday morning when Jose Alejandro Sanchez-Ramirez drove his truck along a narrow road that parallels train tracks in the farmlands of Oxnard. Somehow, Sanchez-Ramirez — a farm equipment repairman newly arrived in Ventura County...
  • Truck driver who caused California derailment arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run

    Truck driver who caused California derailment arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run
    A commuter train bound for Los Angeles derailed before dawn Tuesday in a fiery collision with an abandoned commercial pickup after the truck's driver took a wrong turn and got stuck on the tracks. There was a loud boom and the screech of brakes before...