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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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  • Draft state report: Oil train regs largely up to Feds

    Draft state report: Oil train regs largely up to Feds
    A state task force assembled after an oil train derailment in Lynchburg last year is poised to recommend a number of changes, including more track inspections, more emergency crew training for emergency crews and a better flow of information about...
  • Service restored on LIRR following track incident

    Service is getting back normal on the Long Island Rail Road after a person was injured on the tracks at Penn Station. Service between Penn Station and Jamaica had been temporarily suspended at about 3 p.m. Thursday due to an injured person on the track....
  • Metra train delayed during morning storm in Western Springs

    Metra train delayed during morning storm in Western Springs
    A morning Metra train heading into Chicago was held up at the Western Springs train station for about 20 minutes Thursday morning during a thunderstorm, as workers investigated a mechanical problem. The ticket agent said she heard "a God awful noise,"...
  • Metro returning red line to automatic train operation

    Metro says red line trains will be returning to automatic mode. It's a significant milestone for the agency, which has run trains in manual mode since the 2009 train crash that killed nine people. Metro says that starting Monday eight car trains will run...
  • House panel guts funds for North Dakota rail safety program

    North Dakota House budget writers have stripped funding for a state-run rail safety program intended to supplement federal oversight of burgeoning oil train traffic after a string of accidents involving trains carrying crude. The Public Service...
  • Pedestrian killed when struck by Amtrak train

    An Amtrak spokesman says a person has been struck by a train and killed in southeast Pennsylvania. Spokesman Marc Magliari says the person was trespassing when hit by the Amtrak train about 7 p.m. Saturday in Sharon Hill. The train was heading from New...
  • Delays on several Metrolink lines after freight train derails in O.C.

    Delays on several Metrolink lines after freight train derails in O.C.
    A freight train derailment in Orange County late Tuesday forced delays and cancellations across the Metrolink commuter rail system Wednesday morning, with some residual delays expected during evening rush hour, officials said. BNSF is currently...
  • Lincoln-Way Central earns passing grade

    When Lincoln-Way Central setter Mike Kulinski receives an accurate pass, shutting down the Knights becomes a difficult assignment due to rangy middle hitters Connor Hipelius and Andrew Bergstrand. But when Central's passing falters, the Knights look more...
  • Woman hit by Tri-Rail train in Fort Lauderdale

    A pedestrian was taken to the hospital Tuesday after she was hit by a Tri-Rail train in Fort Lauderdale. A couple was walking on the tracks between Sistrunk Boulevard and Broward Boulevard around 5 p.m. when the woman was struck by a southbound train,...
  • FedEx and Viacom are big market movers

    Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE FedEx Corp., up $4.49 to $171.16 The U.S. package delivery company has agreed to take over Dutch delivery company TNT Express for...
  • NTSB cites Galena derailment in push for safer railroad tank cars

     NTSB cites Galena derailment in push for safer railroad tank cars
    Federal officials Monday called for the urgent replacement of railroad tank cars to make them more fire-resistant in the event of an incident like last month's fiery derailment near Galena of a train hauling crude oil. The current rail car fleet...