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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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  • 1 killed when freight train hits SUV on tracks in Camarillo

    1 killed when freight train hits SUV on tracks in Camarillo
    A road in Camarillo will be closed for most of Thursday afternoon after a freight train struck a sport utility vehicle that was on the tracks, killing the driver, authorities said. The crash occurred about 8:30 a.m. at a crossing at South Las Posas Road...
  • Colorado: Ride historic Rio Grande railway to mountaintop concerts

    Colorado: Ride historic Rio Grande railway to mountaintop concerts
    This summer you can take a ride on a historic railroad through the southern Rocky Mountains and attend a mountaintop outdoor concert featuring the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Juice Newton and other country and western performers. The Rio Grande Scenic...
  • Wheaton man hit, killed by commuter train, police chief says

    Wheaton man hit, killed by commuter train, police chief says
    A 37-year-old man was killed after being hit by a Metra train west of downtown Wheaton, officials said. Wheaton Police responded to the Union Pacific train tracks north of Manchester Road and Birch Drive just before 7 p.m. April 21 with a report of...
  • German train drivers on strike for second day

    German train drivers are on strike for a second day, causing scores of cancellations around the country. German rail operator Deutsche Bahn was able to keep some trains running, but the dpa news agency reported Thursday that two-thirds of its long-...
  • Metra to spend $80 million to help launch safety system

    Metra to spend $80 million to help launch safety system
    Metra's board on Wednesday approved two large contracts, including one for $80 million to help implement a high-tech safety system that federal officials said would have prevented two Chicago derailments that killed two people and injured scores of...
  • Man saved after wheelchair goes off DC Metro platform

    A man was rescued from the tracks at a Washington Metro station after his wheelchair rolled off the platform. Surveillance video shows two bystanders jumping onto the tracks to lift the man and his wheelchair back onto the platform Tuesday afternoon at...
  • Bystanders save man after wheelchair goes off Metro platform

    A man was rescued from the tracks at the U Street Metro station after his wheelchair rolled off the platform. Surveillance video shows two bystanders jumping onto the tracks to lift the man and his wheelchair back onto the platform on Tuesday afternoon....
  • Man struck by freight train near Rochester's Amtrak station

    Police say a man is being treated at a Rochester hospital after he was hit by a freight train near the city's Amtrak station. Officials say they received a call around 4:40 a.m. Wednesday that a person had been hit by an eastbound train. Officers who...
  • Man killed by train in Denbigh area identified

    Man killed by train in Denbigh area identified
    Update - 9:30 a.m.: Newport News Police identified the man struck and killed by a train Monday night as 24-year-old Stanley Bernard Smith, Jr., of Newport News. Police got the call that a man had been hit by a CSX train near the Denbigh Boulevard...
  • Corn spills from derailed train cars in Janesville

    Crews are working to clean up a train derailment and spill in Janesville. Police say three train cars slipped off the tracks on the city's south side Monday about 9 p.m. and spilled a load of corn. The spill caused some traffic detours, but no one was...
  • Reader feedback April 22: Slide the City, tragedy at train tracks, tax increases budgeted

    Slide the City creates splash Slide the City will transform the Settler's Landing bridge in Hampton into a giant slip-and-slide June 20, allowing participants to glide down 1,000 feet of padded vinyl while music, food and local vendors line each side....