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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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  • Correction: Oil Train Derailment-Illinois story

    In a story March 5 about a train derailment in northern Illinois, The Associated Press erroneously reported the capacity of older tank cars involved in some accidents. The capacity is 30,000 gallons per car, not 70,000 gallons. A corrected version of the...
  • Geneva man accused of murdering wife wanted to file for divorce

    Geneva man accused of murdering wife wanted to file for divorce
    Shadwick King fended off Geneva detectives who pressed him hard for details into how his wife died. Over the course of two interviews, which lasted about six hours on two days in July, King repeated himself many times in denying anything to do with 32-...
  • Two people seriously hurt in Oxnard Metrolink crash file lawsuits

    Two people seriously hurt in Oxnard Metrolink crash file lawsuits
    Two people who were seriously injured in last month's Metrolink train crash near Oxnard filed lawsuits Wednesday in Ventura County Superior Court. The cases were brought by Catherine Solner of Oxnard and Cheryl Hamilton of Port Hueneme, who were...
  • New federal policy led Indiana to end Chicago-Indianapolis Amtrak route

    New federal policy led Indiana to end Chicago-Indianapolis Amtrak route
    The leader of a coalition of states that foots most of the costs of Amtrak's short passenger routes says its members are awaiting answers from a federal agency about a new policy Indiana cited in its decision to end a line between Indianapolis and...
  • Egypt scales down death toll in crash, says 7 killed

    Egypt's Health Ministry said an accident early Friday east of Cairo killed seven people, less than half of the fatalities reported in the initial confusion surrounding the crash. The accident took place when a speeding bus failed to stop in front of...
  • York may spend $1.27 million to prevent train derailment near Route 17

    York may spend $1.27 million to prevent train derailment near Route 17
    The mile-long train carrying North Dakota crude oil to Yorktown that derailed, burst into flames and shut down two water treatment plants in West Virginia has York County officials trying to prevent a local worst-case scenario — a train derailment...
  • Amtrak train hit tractor-trailer too big for I-95

    The 127-ton tractor-trailer that derailed an Amtrak train at a railroad crossing in North Carolina was about three times the size and weight of a standard 18-wheeler, so huge it required a Highway Patrol escort, and so tall that it had to take back...
  • Spate of derailments deepens fear of oil train disaster

    Four trains hauling crude oil have derailed in the U.S. and Canada since mid-February, rupturing tank cars, spilling their contents, polluting waterways and igniting spectacular fires that burned for days. The derailments have deepened safety concerns...
  • 6 accused of attacking, robbing passenger on PATH train

    Five adults and a juvenile are accused of attacking and robbing a passenger on a PATH train. Port Authority Police spokesman Joe Pentangelo says the incident occurred on a westbound train traveling from 33rd Street to Journal Square in Jersey City on...
  • Cops: Texting woman walked into path of train

    Cops: Texting woman walked into path of train
    LAKELAND — A 27-year-old woman walked in front of a train while texting on her cell phone, Lakeland police said. Sheena Keynna Miller appeared to be texting Monday afternoon as she walked around the crossing gates and into the path of a passing...
  • Correction: Rail Cars story

    In an Oct. 11, 2014 story about oil train safety, The Associated Press erroneously reported the capacity of older tank cars involved in some accidents. The capacity is 30,000 gallons per car, not 70,000 gallons. A corrected version of the story is below:...