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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 migrant killed, 1 wounded in attack on train in Mexico

    One Honduran youth was shot to death and another migrant was wounded when assailants attacked Central American migrants riding a freight train in the central Mexico state of Puebla. The shootings in Puebla may indicate gangs are following Central...
  • Elmhurst installs new bicycle fix-it station near Metra train stop

    Elmhurst installs new bicycle fix-it station near Metra train stop
    Bicycle riders with mechanicals might find the tool they're looking for at a do-it-yourself repair station at the Elmhurst Metra station. The station includes a bike holding rack, a hand-operated pump and an assortment of high-quality hand tools, all...
  • Mudslides hit tracks, halt train service near Seattle

    Heavy weekend rain has caused mudslides around western Washington, including a handful that have stopped passenger train service between Seattle and the city of Everett, about 25 miles north. Sound Transit is providing bus service for commuters who...
  • Metra train strikes, kills pedestrian near Lisle

    Metra train strikes, kills pedestrian near Lisle
    An inbound BNSF Metra train fatally struck a pedestrian Monday afternoon in Lisle, according to officials. The train, which was scheduled to depart Lisle at 4:08 p.m. and get to Chicago at 4:58 p.m., was stopped near Lisle because it struck a pedestrian...
  • 1 dead after Chicago-bound train hits truck in southwestern Illinois

    1 dead after Chicago-bound train hits truck in southwestern Illinois
    Authorities say one person has died after an Amtrak passenger train struck a pickup truck in southwestern Illinois. Alton Fire Chief Mark Harris said the collision happened about 9:30 a.m. Sunday at a crossing in his city, just northeast of St. Louis....
  • Train-truck crash victim was 80-year-old Alton man

    Authorities have identified a man who died after his pickup truck was struck by an Amtrak train in southwestern Illinois. Madison County Coroner Steve Nonn tells the Belleville News-Democrat (http://bit.ly/1BMHFKF) 80-year-old that Henry D. Bloodworth of...
  • Casey: Streamline emergency training for oil train disasters

    An oil train derailment in Philadelphia last year had the potential for disaster. Seven cars left the tracks on a bridge near a busy university and residential corridor and two of them dangled precariously over the Schuylkill River. Pennsylvania's...
  • Train destroys Ford Escape; SUV occupants escape injury

    Police say a man and woman are safe after fleeing a Ford Escape seconds before a freight train demolished it. Police tell local media the accident happened around 3:15 a.m. Sunday in the city of Tonawanda after the driver tried to go around a railroad...
  • 1 dead in train-truck collision in southwestern Illinois

    1 dead in train-truck collision in southwestern Illinois
    Authorities say one person has died after an Amtrak passenger train struck a pickup truck in southwestern Illinois. Alton Fire Chief Mark Harris says the collision happened around 9:30 Sunday morning at a crossing in his city, just northeast of St....
  • 1 dead after MARC train hits person on the tracks

    Transit officials say one person is dead after a MARC train struck a person on the tracks near the Halethorpe MARC station. Officials say the collision happened on Saturday shortly before noon. Officials say about 300 passengers on the MARC train had...
  • 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...