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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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  • 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...
  • Many residents remain evacuated after North Dakota oil train crash

    About 65% of residents in the small town of Casselton, N.D., remained evacuated Tuesday after a train carrying crude oil collided with another train and exploded a mile west of town Monday afternoon, sending noxious smoke billowing into the air, officials...
  • Trains slowed but running after truck crash on Red Line

    Trains slowed but running after truck crash on Red Line
    A truck cab crashed into a barrier on the Dan Ryan Expressway and struck a section of the newly minted third rail of the Red Line overnight, but the damage was repaired and trains were running this morning. The accident happened in the southbound...
  • BART workers gather for vigil for those killed in train accident

    BART workers gather for vigil for those killed in train accident
    Walnut Creek, Calif.--On Sunday evening, more than 100 Bay Area Rapid Transit employees gathered for a candlelight vigil to remember two workers who were struck and killed over the weekend by a commuter train while conducting a track inspection.  ...
  • 2 maintenance workers struck and killed by BART train

    Two maintenance workers were struck and killed by a Bay Area Rapid Transit commuter train Saturday, two days into a labor strike that officials warned could cripple the area's transportation system starting Monday. The workers were investigating a...
  • Train derails north of New York City; deaths reported

    NEW YORK -- A passenger train derailed in New York City early Sunday, and initial reports said there were four deaths and dozens of injuries. The derailment occurred north of the Spuyten Duyvil station of the Bronx, and it was the third major accident...
  • Trainee was operating BART train that struck workers, NTSB says

    Trainee was operating BART train that struck workers, NTSB says
    WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- A  federal investigator in charge of probing Saturday’s fatal BART accident said a trainee was operating a  train when it struck and killed two workers who were inspecting the tracks. James Southworth, who is in charge of...
  • Metra trains running on Milwaukee West Line after crash

    Metra trains running on Milwaukee West Line after crash
    Metra trains were running on normal schedules this morning on the Milwaukee West Line, a day after a semi pulling a trailer of cars was struck by an inbound train at a crossing in Bartlett. At least one train car was derailed, but the crossing was...
  • Derailed New York train was traveling in area with 30 mph speed limit

    NEW YORK -- The speed limit on the tracks where a New York City passenger train derailed Sunday is 30 mph, officials said as they began investigating whether speed was a factor in the early morning crash that killed four people on the busiest travel day...
  • New York train derailment: Safety officials recover 'black box'

    NEW YORK - Investigators have recovered the "event recorder" from a Metro-North train that derailed in New York City early Sunday, a major step toward determining what caused the crash that killed four people and left scores injured. Earl F. Weener of...
  • Clues sought in deadly New York train derailment

    NEW YORK — Passengers were dozing early Sunday as Metro-North's No. 8808 train headed into a sharp curve on tracks overlooking the roiling waters where the Harlem and Hudson rivers meet. Just after 7:20 a.m., the screeching sound of metal on metal...
  • Freight train carrying iron ore derails in New Mexico; 3 killed

    An investigation was underway Monday into the cause of a freight train derailment in southwestern New Mexico that killed the three people onboard. The Southwestern Railroads train carrying iron ore derailed and crashed about three miles outside of...