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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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  • U.S. sets speed limit on oil-carrying trains in cities

    U.S. sets speed limit on oil-carrying trains in cities
    The federal government on Friday issued an emergency order imposing a 40 mph speed limit on trains that transport large amounts of flammable crude oil through highly populated areas like Chicago. Previously, railroads had agreed to follow a voluntary...
  • Officials identify woman struck, killed by NJ Transit train

    Authorities have released the name of a woman killed when she was struck by a New Jersey Transit train in Monmouth County. But it's still not clear why the woman was on the tracks when the accident occurred Friday night in Long Branch. NJ Transit...
  • Millennials' desire to rent changing local landscape

     Millennials' desire to rent changing local landscape
    Jennifer Brookland lives in Odenton, works in Washington, D.C., and is planning to move to North Carolina next month for her husband's medical school residency. Mobility is important. Brookland, 31, chose her apartment complex for its proximity to the...
  • Blumenthal Joins Federal Push For New Rail Safety Rules

    Hoping to avoid long delays for a new nationwide rail safety system, five senators, including Sen. Richard Blumenthal, put forward a compromise bill on Friday. Their proposal would force railroads to be more open about their safety initiatives, protect...
  • 'Close-call' reporting adopted by Metra, US officials

    Metra employees will now be able to anonymously report operating-rule violations or errors to that have an impact on safety. Leaders of the transit system and its unions signed an agreement Thursday with the Federal Railroad Administration to adopt a...
  • 2 men found dead at NYC freight train tracks

    Authorities are investigating the deaths of two men who were found at some freight train tracks in Brooklyn. The New York Police Department says officers responded to a report of two unconscious men on the Long Island Rail Road tracks shortly before 8 p....
  • Metra, unions OK whistleblower-type program

    Metra, unions OK whistleblower-type program
    Metra, railroad unions and the Federal Railroad Administration on Thursday announced the start of a whistleblower-type program to allow crew members to confidentially report unsafe conditions or violations of operating rules. The FRA directed Metra to...
  • Rail defect, tank car valves implicated in West Virginia oil train fire

    WASHINGTON Outlet valves underneath four tank cars in a February oil train derailment in West Virginia were sheared off and the 50,000 gallons of crude oil they released ignited in a fire that subsequently caused several nearby rail cars to explode,...
  • North Carolina man killed by train in Wyoming

    A 28-year-old North Carolina man has been struck and killed by a train in northeast Wyoming. Campbell County Coroner Laura Sundstrom identified the victim as Gregory M. Jones, of Charlotte. Authorities say his body was found about 10:45 p.m. Tuesday...
  • Police: Man stuck, killed by train on railroad bridge

    Authorities say a 40-year-old man has been struck and killed by a train while walking on a railroad bridge in New York's Southern Tier. Police in the city of Elmira say the man was walking along the tracks on a bridge over the Chemung River around 8:20...
  • Huntington police ID homeless man struck and killed by train

    Huntington police have identified a homeless man who was struck and killed by a train. Police Chief Joe Ciccarelli tells The Herald-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1azDPtp ) that police notified 46-year-old Kevin Wayne Childers' next of kin this week after the...