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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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  • Rail industry seeks delay for automated safety system

    Rail industry seeks delay for automated safety system
    WASHINGTON -- The railroad industry pressed lawmakers Thursday to extend a deadline for installing safety measures that were proposed after a 2008 collision involving a Los Angeles commuter train killed 25 people and injured more than 130 others. The...
  • Man struck, killed by freight train in Pacoima

    A middle-aged man was struck and killed by a freight train in Pacoima early Saturday morning, police said. The incident happened about 2 a.m. at Van Nuys Boulevard and San Fernando Road, police said. The man, whose identity has not been released, was...
  • Man killed by Metrolink train in Van Nuys

    An eastbound Metrolink train struck and killed a man a mile before the Van Nuys station late Friday afternoon, an agency official said. The incident, reported by the train crew at 4:43 p.m., occurred in an area where pedestrians are prohibited,...
  • Oil tanker train derails in Lynchburg, Va., triggering fire and spill

    About 15 train tanker cars carrying crude oil derailed Wednesday afternoon in Lynchburg, Va., plunging several of them into the James River, sparking a massive fire and spilling oil. The derailment prompted evacuations in the downtown district near...
  • Oil train derailment in Lynchburg, Va., raises safety questions

    A train hauling crude oil that derailed Wednesday near downtown Lynchburg, Va., sending a giant fireball and acrid smoke into the sky, raised further concerns about public safety as railroads sharply increase the amount of oil they transport. About 15...
  • Train hits car stuck on tracks in Oakland Park

    For the second time in as many days a car crash has stopped a train in its tracks, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office. The collision happened around 4:25 p.m. Wednesday at Northeast 38th Street and N. Dixie Highway, investigators said. The...
  • CSX train carrying about 8,000 tons of coal derails in Bowie

    CSX train carrying about 8,000 tons of coal derails in Bowie
    A CSX freight train carrying about 8,000 tons of coal partially derailed in Bowie early Thursday morning, according to CSX officials and the Prince George's County Fire & EMS Department. The incident marked the third major Mid-Atlantic incident for the...
  • NTSB begins inquiry of fiery crude oil train derailment in Virginia

    A 105-car train stocked with Bakken shale crude oil was traveling slower than the 25-mph speed limit when 13 tankers near the front tumbled off a Virginia railroad track, causing a fire whose heat could be felt high atop neighboring skyscrapers, an...
  • Man hit and killed by freight train in Pacoima

    A man was struck and killed by a freight train in Pacoima early Saturday, officials said. A Union Pacific freight train struck Jesse Elkins, 41, at about 2 a.m. Saturday near the intersection of Van Nuys Boulevard and San Fernando Road, according to the...
  • Gregg Allman sues producers of 'Midnight Rider'

    Further clouding efforts to revive production of the movie "Midnight Rider," Gregg Allman now says the movie's producers don't have the right to tell his story. The rock and blues singer, and a founder member of Allman Brothers Band, has filed a lawsuit...
  • Man killed when hit by Amtrak train in Baltimore

    Man killed when hit by Amtrak train in Baltimore
    A man was killed when he was struck by an Amtrak train in Baltimore Monday night, authorities said. The victim was found dead on the tracks near a MARC station in the 400 block of N. Smallwood St. after being struck by the train around 9:30 p.m.,...