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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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  • Pedestrian killed by train near Halethorpe station

    Pedestrian killed by train near Halethorpe station
    A pedestrian was struck and killed by a MARC train Saturday while standing on the tracks near Halethorpe Station, the Maryland Transportation Administration said. MTA said that the incident occurred shortly before noon and involved MARC train 481, which...
  • 'Sunrise Express' slashes commute time, more riders eyed

    CHESTERTON — The new general manager of the South Shore commuter rail service thinks the new "Sunrise Express" service that chugs off Monday from South Bend to Chicago will be a game changer, attracting new commuters to jobs in the city. The six-...
  • Authorities: Man injured in mugging at train station

    Authorities say a man was injured when he was mugged by four people at a central New Jersey train station. NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1ADzyuN) reports the attack occurred early Saturday in New Brunswick. The man told Rutgers University police that three...
  • Maine panel OKs audit of passenger rail authority

    A Maine panel is directing an oversight agency to audit the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority. The Government Oversight Committee on Friday unanimously approved Democratic Sen. Stan Gerzofsky's proposal to review the authority, which operates...
  • 16-year-old boy killed by freight train on walk to school

    A 16-year-old Pennsylvania boy has been struck and killed by a freight train while walking to school. Police say the boy was hit by a westbound Norfolk Southern train in Lebanon at around 6:45 a.m. Friday and pronounced dead at a hospital. The Lebanon...
  • Indianapolis-to-Chicago Amtrak line not finished yet

    The Indiana Department of Transportation says Amtrak service between Indianapolis and Chicago will continue through April 30 while Federal Railroad Administration officials reconsider a policy. INDOT announced the one-month reprieve Friday. It says...
  • 16-year-old boy on way to school killed by freight train out of Allentown

    16-year-old boy on way to school killed by freight train out of Allentown
    LEBANON. (AP) — A 16-year-old Pennsylvania boy has been struck and killed by a freight train while walking to school. Police say the boy was hit by a westbound Norfolk Southern train in Lebanon at around 6:45 a.m. Friday and pronounced dead at a...
  • More oil-train fixes: Feds order defective valves replaced on leaking cars

    WASHINGTON The Federal Railroad Administration on Friday ordered rail tank car owners to replace defective valves never approved for installation on thousands of tank cars, causing oil to spill from moving trains. The directive applies to a 3-inch...
  • Taiwan subway slasher sentenced to death for killing 4

    A Taiwan court sentenced a university student to death Friday for killing four passengers on a Taipei commuter train last year. Shortly before rush hour on May 21, Cheng Chieh used a 10-centimeter (3-inch) knife in a train car traveling along the metro...
  • Text messages in spotlight in Geneva murder trial

    Text messages in spotlight in Geneva murder trial
    Kathleen King exchanged thousands of text messages with the man who made her "the happiest" she had ever been. That man wasn't her husband, Geneva resident Shadwick King. "Yeah, I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason so I know I...
  • Collision on I-695 inner loop

    Collision on I-695 inner loop
    A collision on the inner loop of Interstate 695 in Catonsville at the Baltimore National Pike exit has closed the inner loop right traffic lane and inner loop right shoulder at 8:52 a.m. on Friday, according to the state Department of Transportation....