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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 hurt when Metra train hits car on Far South Side

    1 hurt when Metra train hits car on Far South Side
    A person was seriously injured when the car they were in was hit by a Metra train in the Morgan Park neighborhood this evening, authorities said. The car was hit by a Metra Rock Island District train about 6 p.m. in the 1800 block of West 119th Street,...
  • Topeka man hit by train, walks away

    Topeka man hit by train, walks away
    Shawnee County authorities say a man who was hit by a train simply got back up and kept walking.     Sheriff Herman Jones says the conductor of a BNSF train saw the man walking on the tracks Thursday. He and tried to slow down and blew the horn but the...
  • Spain train derailment: At least one American killed, 5 injured

    Spain train derailment: At least one American killed, 5 injured
    An American was killed and five were injured in a deadly train derailment in northwest Spain, the State Department said Thursday. They were among at least 80 fatalities and scores of injuries in one of the worst railway disasters in Spain’s...
  • Spain train derailment: Watch the footage

    The horrific train derailment in northwest Spain that killed at least 80 people was captured in chilling detail on security camera footage. The video, which was circulating widely Thursday, shows the train careening off the tracks as it rounded a bend,...
  • Getting around: 40% of pedestrians, cyclists would cross train tracks despite warnings

    Getting around: 40% of pedestrians, cyclists would cross train tracks despite warnings
    As many as 4 out of 10 Chicago-area pedestrians and bicyclists say they are at times willing to ignore flashing lights, ringing bells and gates at railroad crossings, a UIC study has found. The University of Illinois at Chicago researchers, who...
  • Halloween Horror Nights: Where the scares are

    Halloween Horror Nights: Where the scares are
    Scary Halloween locations are not limited to abandoned mansions, ominous forests or a graveyard on a dark and stormy night. Universal Studios uses special effects and other eerie techniques to transport guests to nontraditional spooky places during...
  • Victims of Metrolink's 2008 crash in Chatsworth honored with memorial

    Victims of Metrolink's 2008 crash in Chatsworth honored with memorial
    In a solemn ceremony, a memorial honoring the victims of the 2008 Metrolink crash in Chatsworth was unveiled Thursday at the Moorpark railroad station.Photos Victims and the relatives of those who were killed or injured gathered on the fifth anniversary...
  • Off track on safer trains

    Off track on safer trains
    On Sept. 12, 2008, hundreds of Los Angeles-area commuters had begun their trips home from work, reflecting on their days and making plans for the evening ahead as they relaxed aboard Metrolink 111. At 4:22 p.m., however, those plans — and their...
  • Angels Flight could be shut down for months, NTSB says

    Angels Flight could be shut down for months, NTSB says
    Angels Flight could be shut down for months while federal officials investigate why the funicular derailed last week, stranding six passengers. The railway, billed as the shortest in the world at 298 feet, stopped Thursday when the car, called Sinai,...
  • Driver injured in crash with train in Ellicott City

    Driver injured in crash with train in Ellicott City
    A vehicle stuck on a train track in Ellicott City was struck by a train early Saturday, leaving a man injured, Howard County fire officials said. The vehicle was stuck at a set of tracks at Old Frederick Road, near the Howard and Baltimore County...
  • Angels Flight derailment: Passenger would like her 50 cents back

    Angels Flight derailment: Passenger would like her 50 cents back
    Dana Harris was about to cross Hill Street when she heard the Angels Flight rail car behind her shake and grind louder than normal. When she turned around, the lower train had twisted off its track, leaving its sole passenger stranded in a derailed car....