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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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  • Authorities: Death of man hit by train ruled suicide

    Authorities: Death of man hit by train ruled suicide
    An autopsy determined the death of a 49-year-old Winnetka man who was struck by a train near a Glencoe Metra station last week was a suicide, authorities said. A Wednesday autopsy determined David DiPaolo, of the 1100 block of Tower Road in Winnetka,...
  • Report: 'Midnight Rider' Director Says It Was 'Not My Job' to Obtain Permits to Shoot on Tracks

    Appearing at a court hearing on Monday, "Midnight Rider" director Randall Miller said that other members of the crew were tasked with obtaining written permits to shoot on CSX train tracks on Feb. 20, when an oncoming freight train unexpectedly came on...
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  • In wake of Blue Line crash, feds want agencies to test trains

    In wake of Blue Line crash, feds want agencies to test trains
    The investigation into the CTA train wreck in March at the O’Hare station prompted a federal alert Thursday to all U.S. rail transit systems to conduct tests ensuring adequate stopping distance of trains in emergency-braking situations. The...
  • SunRail runs on time with fewer passengers on 1st day of paid service

    SunRail runs on time with fewer passengers on 1st day of paid service
    SunRail ran largely on time and with plenty of seats available Monday, despite one train demolishing a luxury car that was stalled on the tracks in Maitland. No one was seriously hurt in the second accident in as many weeks for SunRail, although the 28-...
  • Oil tanker train derails in Lynchburg, Va., triggering fire and spill

    About 15 train tanker cars carrying crude oil derailed Wednesday afternoon in Lynchburg, Va., plunging several of them into the James River, sparking a massive fire and spilling oil. The derailment prompted evacuations in the downtown district near...
  • Oil train derailment in Lynchburg, Va., raises safety questions

    A train hauling crude oil that derailed Wednesday near downtown Lynchburg, Va., sending a giant fireball and acrid smoke into the sky, raised further concerns about public safety as railroads sharply increase the amount of oil they transport. About 15...
  • Train hits car stuck on tracks in Oakland Park

    For the second time in as many days a car crash has stopped a train in its tracks, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office. The collision happened around 4:25 p.m. Wednesday at Northeast 38th Street and N. Dixie Highway, investigators said. The...
  • NTSB begins inquiry of fiery crude oil train derailment in Virginia

    A 105-car train stocked with Bakken shale crude oil was traveling slower than the 25-mph speed limit when 13 tankers near the front tumbled off a Virginia railroad track, causing a fire whose heat could be felt high atop neighboring skyscrapers, an...
  • 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...
  • Metra train kills pedestrian in Zion

    Metra train kills pedestrian in Zion
    A Metra trainĀ struck and killedĀ a pedestrian near the Union Pacific-North Line's Zion station this afternoon, authorities said. UP-North Line Train No. 325 hit a male pedestrian near 27th Street in Zion, just south of the Zion station, about 2 p.m.,...
  • Man dies after being hit by train in Grayslake

    An unidentified man believed to be in his 20s was hit this morning by a northbound CN Freight train at the Lake Street crossing in Grayslake, authorities said. According to Grayslake Police Chief Phillip Perlini, the man was walking south along the...