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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

Top Railway Disasters Articles

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  • Traffic: Disabled vehicles on U.S. 40 East

    Traffic: Disabled vehicles on U.S. 40 East
    Two disabled vehicles on U.S. 40 East in Rosedale at 68th Street have blocked the eastbound right traffic lane and eastbound right shoulder at 7:20 a.m. on Friday, according to the state Department of Transportation. DOT also reported an incident on...
  • Burbank Bob Hope Airport increases parking for holiday travelers

    Burbank Bob Hope Airport increases parking for holiday travelers
    Burbank Bob Hope Airport has a gift for holiday travelers: more parking spaces. The airport will open two extra parking lots on Monday in anticipation of the holiday crowds, an airport statement said. These aren't new lots, but ones that had been...
  • Balky SunRail ticket machines might not be fixed until end of the year

    Balky SunRail ticket machines might not be fixed until end of the year
    The technology behind SunRail's ticketing system continues to vex the commuter train, and the planned fixes may not take hold until year's end. The tap-on, tap-off machines at each of SunRail's 12 stations tend to freeze when would-be passengers use...
  • Freight Train Derails, Disrupting Amtrak Service

    Freight Train Derails, Disrupting Amtrak Service
    HARTFORD — A freight train derailment just north of Hartford's Union Station disrupted Amtrak service on the Hartford to Springfield segment of the line on Wednesday morning. Amtrak used buses to transport passengers between Hartford and...
  • Inspectors find scores of defects on CSX rails across the state

    Inspectors find scores of defects on CSX rails across the state
    In the days after a train carrying highly flammable oil to Yorktown plunged off its tracks in downtown Lynchburg, dumping 15 cars into the James River and sparking a fire so intense that emergency crews had to simply let it burn itself out, federal...
  • Backers of maglev train are betting big on a vision that has failed before

    Backers of maglev train are betting big on a vision that has failed before
    The circle of political power brokers and deep-pocketed investors hatched their plan more than three years ago, seeing promise in a project deemed wildly unrealistic by some and stubbornly unattainable by others. With billions in backing from the...
  • SunRail will run on Veterans Day

    SunRail will run on Veterans Day
    The SunRail commuter train, which often closes on holidays, will run its normal schedule Tuesday for Veterans Day. The train carries passenges from around 5:30 a.m. to nearly 10 p.m. weekdays, depending on the stop. SunRail operates a 31.5-mile system,...
  • Traffic: Crash closes two lanes on Beltway inner loop at Wilkens Ave.

    Traffic: Crash closes two lanes on Beltway inner loop at Wilkens Ave.
    A four-vehicle crash has closed two of four inner loop lanes on Interstate 695 at Wilkens Avenue at 9 a.m. Monday, state transportation officials said. The inner loop and outer loop shoulders are also closed for the crash. A three-vehicle crash has...
  • Newport News woman hit by cargo train in Lynchburg

    A 21-year-old Newport News woman was injured over the weekend when she was hit by a cargo train in Lynchburg, according to a police department news release.  The incident happened just before 4;30 p.m. Saturday on a trestle near Riverside Park,...
  • Train collides with empty SUV in Allentown

    A train collided with an unoccupied sport-utility vehicle Saturday night at 12th and Vultee streets in Allentown. According to Assistant Chief George Medero, the crash occurred around 9:45 p.m. and no injuries were reported. Details on who the SUV...
  • Pierson woman hit, killed by Amtrak train

    Pierson woman hit, killed by Amtrak train
    Laura Ann Bennett usually went home during her lunch breaks so she could spend time with her 4-month-old daughter. Bennett, 40, was driving back just after 1 p.m. Friday to her job as a dispatcher at the Seville office of JRC Transportation, a...