RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

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

Displaying items 121-132
  • Train derailment severs communications

    When a train falls in Baltimore, it knocks out e-mail halfway around the world. Welcome to the 21st century. The impact of the underground train derailment was felt far and wide, from inoperable cell phones in suburban Maryland, to corporate Web pages...
  • Hazardous materials pass daily -- and no one knows

    The train derailment and fire in the heart of Baltimore’s downtown Wednesday alerted the public to an open secret among those in the know: Every day, by rail, by truck and by ship, hundreds of thousands of gallons of hazardous chemicals pass through the...
  • Howard St., tunnel reopen

    Five days after a train derailed and caught fire in a tunnel beneath Baltimore, city officials offered news last night bound to surprise and relieve commuters who had been stuck in traffic jams stretching from Baltimore's central business district to...
  • Firefighters' heroism ...

    NOT ENOUGH can be said about the outstanding job Baltimore City firefighters did in extinguishing the toxic inferno under Howard Street. With little regard for their personal safety, firefighters ventured into the heat- and fume-filled darkness of a 1.7-...
  • Aging infrastructure invites other disasters

    PERHAPS it was just coincidence that a water main broke, knocking out electricity, just as firefighters and emergency crews were trying to contain the smoky fire from a derailed train carrying toxic cargo downtown. But that series of calamities downtown...
  • Burning cars in rail tunnel resist control

    Baltimore firefighters waged a cautious second-day attack yesterday on a nightmarish railroad tunnel fire that shut downtown businesses, knotted traffic, upset freight service along the East Coast and Midwest and disrupted e-mails and cell phone service....
  • An all-nighter for O'Malley

    It was about 3 p.m. Wednesday. Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley had just left the annual J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clambake at Somers Cove Marina in Crisfield. He was in good spirits, having attended one of the state's main political gatherings. But miles...
  • Rail accident linked to water main break

    City public works officials believe a downtown water main burst after a fire raging in a rail tunnel below it heated the 90-year-old cast-iron pipe beyond the breaking point, turning nearby streets into rivers a foot deep. As crews labored yesterday to...
  • Crews remove riskiest cars

    The railroad tunnel fire that disrupted downtown Baltimore for three days eased its grip yesterday as firefighters pulled out almost all of the charred rail cars trapped underground, including three derailed hazardous chemical tankers that had posed the...
  • Disaster experts to the rescue

    The train fire in the Howard Street Tunnel was terrible for Baltimore, the CSX railroad and the Orioles. But for an elite group of companies it meant big business. Almost from the moment thick, black smoke began billowing from the tunnel Wednesday...
  • Firefighters deserve high-fives and another fete

    NOW THAT was a cool coincidence: "Firefighter Appreciation Day 2001" at Oriole Park fell in the midst of the diehard, underground inferno that put the city's Fire Department to an extraordinary test. Too bad many of the firefighters who deserved the...
  • Avoiding tunnel is impractical, costly, CSX says

    Any attempts to reduce the flow of hazardous chemicals through Baltimore's Howard Street Tunnel, where a chemical-laden train derailed July 18 and burned for four days under ground, would face almost insurmountable legal and practical obstacles, safety...