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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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  • 10 Things to Know for Wednesday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. EX-MARINE FOUND GUILTY IN 'AMERICAN SNIPER' TRIAL Eddie Ray Routh, 27, faces life in prison without parole in the deaths of Chris Kyle and...
  • Train car design reduced impact in Southern California crash

    After a horrific crash a decade ago that killed 11 people and injured 180 more, Southern California's commuter train network began investing heavily in passenger cars designed to protect passengers from the full force of a collision with another train...
  • Metrolink crash: New cars kept it from being 'tremendously worse'

    Metrolink crash: New cars kept it from being 'tremendously worse'
    In Tuesday’s crash of a Metrolink commuter train in Oxnard, the railroad’s new passenger cars, which represent the state of the art in safety design, performed well, officials say. The collision was, however, the fourth serious accident...
  • Riding the commuter rails, an act of faith and denial

    Riding the commuter rails, an act of faith and denial
    Riding an American commuter train is a minor act of faith — or at least of psychological sublimation. A passenger must manage to forget the reality of being aboard a cannonball traveling up to 79 miles per hour. It can take half a mile to bring a...
  • Collisions on I-695 inner loop, outer loop

    Collisions on I-695 inner loop, outer loop
    A collision on the inner loop of Interstate 695 in Arbutus at Southwestern Boulevard closed the left travel lane and left shoulder at 8:26 a.m. on Wednesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. A two-vehicle collision with injury on...
  • AP Exclusive: Fuel-hauling trains could derail at 10 a year

    The federal government predicts that trains hauling crude oil or ethanol will derail an average of 10 times a year over the next two decades, causing more than $4 billion in damage and possibly killing hundreds of people if an accident happens in a...
  • Virginia fines CSX $361,000 for Lynchburg derailment in 2014

    Virginia environmental officials proposed a $361,000 fine Monday against CSX Transportation for an April 2014 train derailment in Lynchburg that dumped nearly 30,000 gallons of Bakken crude oil into the James River. The April 30 derailment saw 17 tankers...
  • Metrolink crash: Oxnard crossing most hazardous in Ventura County

    Metrolink crash: Oxnard crossing most hazardous in Ventura County
    The Oxnard rail crossing that was the scene of Tuesday's Metrolink derailment is the 23rd most hazardous in California, according to data from the Federal Railroad Administration. In 2014, two people were killed when their vehicle was struck by an...
  • Metrolink crash: 'No, no, no, this can't be happening'

    Metrolink crash: 'No, no, no, this can't be happening'
    Keana Grey was in the front seat of the lower deck of the second car from the front when the Metrolink train shook. The 19-year-old looked out the window and thought she was dreaming: The front car was turning around and just a few yards away from her...
  • Witness to Metrolink crash: 'It was just a horrendous ball of fire'

    Witness to Metrolink crash: 'It was just a horrendous ball of fire'
    Ted Maloney, 59, was driving to work in Ventura on 5th Street, about to make a left turn on Rice Avenue when he heard the Metrolink train's horn just before it crashed into a pickup truck. The sound was insistent, almost desperate, as if someone "just...
  • Two York supervisors fear train derailment in county

    Two York supervisors fear train derailment in county
    After a train hauling North Dakota crude oil to the transfer station in Yorktown derailed and shot fireballs into the skies of Mount Carbon, W.Va., some York County supervisors want more regulations to protect citizens. "I was thinking, 'Holy mackerel...