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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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  • Mourners laud Amtrak victim Rachel Jacobs' community work

    Friends of an educational-software executive and charity founder killed in the Amtrak train crash in Philadelphia said they have learned from her life as they mourned her death Saturday. Hundreds of people packed a memorial service in New York for Rachel...
  • America's premier rail superhighway is slowly falling apart

    The trains that link global centers of learning, finance and power on the East Coast lumber through tunnels dug just after the Civil War, and cross century-old bridges that sometimes jam when they swing open to let tugboats pass. Hundreds of miles of...
  • House panel to hold Amtrak hearing; Schumer blasts Boehner

    House panel to hold Amtrak hearing; Schumer blasts Boehner
    NEW YORK — A U.S. House committee announced Friday it would hold a hearing on the deadly Amtrak crash while U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer launched another push to get Congress to pay for train safety technology and infrastructure improvements in the...
  • New mystery in Amtrak crash: Was it hit by a flying object?

     New mystery in Amtrak crash: Was it hit by a flying object?
    The FBI has been called in to investigate the possibility that the windshield of an Amtrak train was hit with an object shortly before the train derailed this week in a crash that killed eight people and injured about 200 more. The revelation came at a...
  • Our say: Philadelphia tragedy casts local shadow

    Our say: Philadelphia tragedy casts local shadow
    There's a lot we don't yet understand about Tuesday night's derailment of Amtrak Northeast Regional train No. 188 in Philadelphia, which took at least eight lives and injured many more. But we do understand exactly why Midshipman 3rd Class Justin Zemser,...
  • New mystery in train crash: Was it hit by a flying object?

    The Amtrak train that derailed along the nation's busiest tracks may have been struck by an object in the moments before it crashed, investigators said Friday, raising new questions about the deadly accident. National Transportation Safety Board member...
  • Deadly Amtrak wreck shows safety still dependent on engineer

     Deadly Amtrak wreck shows safety still dependent on engineer
    The deadly Amtrak wreck has made it clear that despite the train industry's widespread use of electronic signals, sensors and warning systems, safety still sometimes comes down to the knowledge and experience of the engineer at the controls. Those...
  • Train derailment investigation widens: Did a projectile hit the windshield?

    PHILADELPHIA A projectile might have struck the windshield of Amtrak Train 188 minutes before the train crashed, and investigators said Friday they have called in the FBI to analyze the damage. Officials of the National Transportation Safety Board...
  • The Latest on Amtrak crash: House committee to hold hearing

    6:20 p.m. The chairman of a U.S. House transportation committee says he'll hold a hearing on the deadly derailment of an Amtrak train passing through Philadelphia. Pennsylvania Republican Bill Shuster says he's appreciative of all the work being done on...
  • For Train 188's engineer, a solitary but dream job

    PHILADELPHIA A locomotive with more than 8,000 horsepower, tugging cars carrying more than 200 people and one man to keep it all on the tracks. On the night of Tuesday's fatal accident, that man was Brandon Bostian, a train enthusiast most of his life,...
  • Booker, Menendez make case for more funds for transportation

    New Jersey's two U.S. senators renewed the call Friday for long-term funding for rail improvements they said are desperately needed to ensure safety and economic competitiveness. Democrats Bob Menendez and Cory Booker spoke at Newark's Penn Station three...