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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • California train crashes: Two people die in three Bay Area collisions

    California train crashes: Two people die in three Bay Area collisions
    A major Southern California commuter train derailment made headlines Tuesday, but in Northern California, three people were hit by trains in less than 24 hours. Two of those struck were killed. The string of collisions began about 4:45 p.m. Monday...
  • Rail fractures, defects caused 2013 Canadian train derailment

    Rail fractures, defects caused 2013 Canadian train derailment
    A Canadian National oil train derailment and fire in October 2013 was caused by rail fractures and other defects, according to a report released Tuesday by the Transportation Safety Board. The train derailed as it traveled through a curve in Gainford. A...
  • Southern California train crossing has history of accidents

    The railroad crossing where a commuter train heading for Los Angeles smashed into a truck abandoned by its driver, injuring 28 people, has a history of accidents. Tuesday's crash was the sixth time a train struck a vehicle at the Rice Road crossing...
  • Canada: Oil train accident shows new safety rules inadequate

    A fiery oil train derailment in Ontario this month suggests new safety requirements for tank cars carrying flammable liquids are inadequate, Canada's transport safety board announced Monday. The accident was the latest in a spate of fiery derailments...
  • Two York supervisors fear oil train derailment

    Two York supervisors fear oil train derailment
    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...
  • State proposes fining CSX for Lynchburg oil spill

    State proposes fining CSX for Lynchburg oil spill
    Virginia's environmental regulators want to fine CSX Transportation $361,000 for the April 2014 derailment in Lynchburg that spilled more than 29,000 gallons of oil into the James River. The fine is part of a proposed agreement between the railroad and...
  • 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...
  • With Transportation Funds In Mind, Efforts Promote Rail Projects

    With Transportation Funds In Mind, Efforts Promote Rail Projects
    HARTFORD — Legislators maneuver every year to land more highway funds for their home districts, but this winter they're also targeting money for a different purpose: Passenger trains. Towns from the northwest hills, northern Fairfield County,...
  • Delays on Amtrak, beltway outer loop

    Delays on Amtrak, beltway outer loop
    Amtrak Train 151, which stops in Perryville, Aberdeen and Edgewood is expected to operate 25-30 minutes late, Maryland Transit Administration officials said Tuesday morning. A disabled vehicle on the outer loop of Interstate 695 in Parkville at the...