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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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  • 'Midnight Rider' Crew Member Killed in Georgia Train Accident

    A woman working with a film crew was killed Thursday afternoon in a freight train accident in Wayne County, Georgia, confirmed sheriff John Carter of the Wayne County Sheriff's Department. Sources tell Variety that the movie was the Gregg Allman biopic...
  • Woman injured after Amtrak train hits station wagon in Riverside

    Woman injured after Amtrak train hits station wagon in Riverside
    A woman was injured this afternoon after the station wagon she was driving was struck by an outbound Amtrak train in West Suburban Riverside, police said. The accident happened at 2:39 p.m. at the grade crossing on Harlem Avenue, said Riverside Police...
  • Metrolink to roll out collision avoidance system

    Metrolink to roll out collision avoidance system
    The Metrolink passenger railroad Thursday will become the first commuter service in the nation to roll out a sophisticated collision avoidance system designed to overcome human error. Had so-called positive train control been in place five years ago,...
  • Sen. Feinstein to herald new safety system for Metrolink trains

    Sen. Feinstein to herald new safety system for Metrolink trains
    U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) will be on hand Thursday for the debut of a sophisticated rail safety system for Metrolink, a technology she pushed for following the deadly Chatsworth crash in 2008. Feinstein, a sponsor of the Railway Safety ...
  • Delays on BNSF this morning because of freight derailment

    Delays on BNSF this morning because of freight derailment
    Delays up to 30 minutes were being reported on Metra's Burlington Northern Sante Fe line this morning because of a freight train derailment near Cicero Avenue on the Southwest Side. The derailment initially blocked three tracks and prevented Metra trains...
  • Magic's Nik Vucevic 'lucky' to survive '06 train crash

    Magic's Nik Vucevic 'lucky' to survive '06 train crash
    This time of year always reminds Magic center Nik Vucevic "just how lucky I am" – how lucky he is to be alive. "Every time I see a train," he said, "I think about it." On this day eight years ago, Jan. 23, 2006, Vucevic was among hundreds of...
  • Crude oil train accidents prompt NTSB safety recommendations

    After four major crashes involving North American trains transporting crude oil, the National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday issued three recommendations intended to protect the public in the event of future derailments, fires and spills. The...
  • Metrolink to replace contractor to avoid train control project delays

    Metrolink to replace contractor to avoid train control project delays
    Southern California's Metrolink commuter rail agency plans to replace a key subcontractor Friday in an attempt to keep on schedule a $211-million, state-of-the-art collision avoidance system. The passenger railroad's board of directors is expected to...
  • Pedestrian killed by Metro Gold Line train in South Pasadena

    Pedestrian killed by Metro Gold Line train in South Pasadena
    A man was killed Saturday by a Metro Gold Line train in South Pasadena after he did not move from the path of the oncoming train, officials said. About 4:10 p.m., a Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority train operator saw a pedestrian...
  • New York train crash could have been prevented, Feinstein says

    The New York commuter train crash that killed four passengers over the weekend was "preventable," Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Thursday, pushing for stronger rail safety standards as fallout over the tragedy continued to spread. As the...
  • New York train that derailed was going 82 mph into a 30-mph curve

    New York train that derailed was going 82 mph into a 30-mph curve
    NEW YORK -- A passenger train that derailed in New York City, killing four people, was traveling 82 mph as it entered a curve where the speed limit is 30 mph, and the brakes were not fully applied until seconds before the cars came to a stop off the...
  • N.Y. train derailment: Engineer may have 'zoned out' before crash

    N.Y. train derailment: Engineer may have 'zoned out' before crash
    NEW YORK - The brakes on a passenger train that sped into a 30-mph curve at 82 mph were functioning normally, and none of the crew tested positive for alcohol, investigators said Tuesday as attention focused on what the engineer was doing at the time of...