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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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  • 5 killed when Amtrak train headed to New York derails in Philadelphia

     
    An Amtrak train abruptly overturned in Philadelphia, killing at least five people and injuring dozens of others, some of whom had to scramble through the windows of toppled cars to escape. The accident has closed the nation's busiest rail corridor between...
  • What investigators can learn from train black boxes

    What investigators can learn from train black boxes
    WASHINGTON — Federal authorities will look at a variety of evidence as they try to pinpoint the cause of Tuesday night's derailment in Philadelphia of Amtrak Train 188, which killed at least seven people and injured 200. A former head of railroad...
  • What we know about the Amtrak derailment

    What we know about the Amtrak derailment
    While many questions remained unanswered in the derailment of a northbound Amtrak commuter train in Philadelphia Tuesday night, here's what we know: 1. It originated in D.C. The train was scheduled to depart Washington's Union Station at 7:10 p.m....
  • Recent deadly passenger train accidents in the US

    Recent deadly passenger train accidents in the US
    The deadly derailment of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia is the latest passenger train crash involving fatalities in the United States. Other crashes that killed passengers include two involving commuter rail lines serving New York City, where Amtrak...
  • Amtrak crash survivors recall a peaceful ride that ended in tragedy

    Amtrak crash survivors recall a peaceful ride that ended in tragedy
    Amtrak Train 188 was a little late rolling into Washington's Union Station. Some passengers puzzled over where it had been. A gathering crowd expected a 7:10 p.m. departure and a peaceful ride that would, for many, mark an end to a long and sweltering...
  • Train derailment spurs travel chaos along busy Northeast corridor

    Train derailment spurs travel chaos along busy Northeast corridor
    The deadly Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia triggered widespread delays and congestion along one of the nation's busiest travel corridors Wednesday, spurring thousands of commuters to change or cancel plans. Bus lines and short-haul airlines...
  • Panel to scrutinize workers' compensation claims in Waukegan

    Panel to scrutinize workers' compensation claims in Waukegan
    In an effort to cut down on workers' compensation claims, Waukegan officials announced last week that the city is creating an accident-review board to scrutinize workplace incidents that result in injuries. During a discussion before the City Council'...
  • Amtrak cancels Baltimore, Northeast Corridor trains after derailment

    Amtrak cancels Baltimore, Northeast Corridor trains after derailment
    Amtrak's Northeast Corridor service between New York and Philadelphia is suspended after a deadly derailment Tuesday night just north of Philadelphia. Amtrak trains 151 and 181 are canceled Wednesday, and passengers in Baltimore are advised to use MARC...
  • Five things for Wednesday, May 13, 2015

    Five things for Wednesday, May 13, 2015
    Here are your stories for Wednesday in Central Florida: Apopka trying to slow-down drive-through restaurants; police search for mother and infant; Amtrak train derailment near Philadelphia; woman testifies that she was sexually assaulted by lake County...
  • At Least 5 Killed When Amtrak Train Derails In Philadelphia

    At Least 5 Killed When Amtrak Train Derails In Philadelphia
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed and tipped over in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, mangling the front of it, tearing the cars apart and killing at least five people. Dozens of passengers were injured, and some...
  • Latest on Philadelphia Amtrak train derailment: Cars 'ripped apart'

    Latest on Philadelphia Amtrak train derailment: Cars 'ripped apart'
    At least 130 people have been taken to hospitals to get checked out after an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia. The train was carrying 243 people from Washington, D.C., to New York City on Tuesday night when it derailed. A spokesman for Temple...