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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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  • SunRail ridership surges in March

    SunRail ridership surges in March
    Two months shy of its first anniversary, ridership on the SunRail commuter train spiked in March to nearly 4,100 passengers daily. That's 200 people short of the system's first-year goal of 4,300. Throw in free weekend rides for the Winter Park...
  • Woman killed by train in north Florida

    Authorities say a CSX train struck and killed a woman in north Florida. The Marion County Sheriff's Office reports that it received a call shortly after midnight. A CSX Corp. spokeswoman says the train was traveling about 60 mph through Citra, hauling...
  • Tourist train losing money, hopes to sell Adirondack tracks

    A railroad wants to sell 30 miles of tracks in the Adirondacks to help cover million-dollar losses on its tourist train in Saratoga and Warren counties. The Glens Falls Post-Star (http://bit.ly/1DoUwns ) reports that an Iowa Pacific executive told Warren...
  • Some offices closed Good Friday, Easter Monday

    The closings on Friday include: County offices Senior centers Public schools The closings on Monday include: Public schools There is no Sunday service at county libraries. There are no changes to county curbside trash collections and recycling...
  • CSX worker struck and killed by train at Henrico rail yard

    A CSX Transportation worker has died after being struck by a train at a rail yard in Henrico County. CSX tells media outlets that the accident occurred Wednesday morning at the Acca Yard. Henrico County Police say the victim was pronounced dead at the...
  • Lincoln's hometown gets ready for a most solemn re-enactment

    Lincoln's hometown gets ready for a most solemn re-enactment
    Abraham Lincoln is coming home — again. For the 150th anniversary of his funeral, the solemn event will be re-enacted in Springfield, where he rose to fame and was elected to the presidency. It is expected to attract thousands of Abe's admirers...
  • Federal rail chief says ticketing important to rail safety

    At a troublesome rail crossing on the road to a public high school, the head of the Federal Railroad Administration stumped Tuesday for increased education and enforcement of safety regulations at railway crossings. Acting Administrator Sarah Feinberg...
  • Police: Man hit by Amtrak train was wearing earphones

    Authorities say a 23-year-old man was wearing earphones and walking with his back to an oncoming Amtrak passenger train when he was struck and killed last week in a Rochester suburb. Police in the town of Brighton told local media Monday that it...
  • Jogger wearing earbuds hit, killed by Amtrak train in Polk County

    Jogger wearing earbuds hit, killed by Amtrak train in Polk County
    A man was killed Monday after he was hit by an Amtrak train while jogging alongside train tracks in Polk County while wearing headphones. The crash happened at noon, according to Carrie E. Horstman, a spokeswoman for the Polk County Sheriff's Office....
  • Expo Line resumes service after collision near USC campus

    Expo Line resumes service after collision near USC campus
    Metro's Expo Line resumed regular service Sunday after a train collided with a passenger car near the University of Southern California campus on Saturday, injuring 12 people and disrupting service between downtown Los Angeles and Culver City. The...
  • Pedestrian Killed By Amtrak Train In Fairfield

    A woman was struck and killed Sunday evening by an eastbound Amtrak train in Fairfield. The accident occurred about 5:45 p.m. on track 4 near the Unquowa Road train station in Fairfield. Police said the unidentified woman was attempting to cross the...