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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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  • Chapman: The wrong lesson of the Metro-North accident

    Chapman: The wrong lesson of the Metro-North accident
    In the aftermath of the deadly Metro-North train wreck in New York, there was ample fuel for outrage. The anger was directed at the driver for apparently taking a turn way too fast — and at the federal government for not making that impossible....
  • 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...
  • Two maintenance workers hit, killed by BART train

    Two maintenance workers were killed Saturday when they were hit by a BART train while conducting a track inspection, officials said. “The BART police received a call...that two people had been struck and killed by a train on the track between...
  • 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...
  • Yellow Line service resumes following 'minor derailment'

    Yellow Line service resumes following 'minor derailment'
    Yellow Line service has resumed this afternoon after a "minor derailment" in Rogers Park, according to the CTA. The train was approaching the Howard station at 2:10 p.m. when the derailment occurred, said CTA spokeswoman Catherine Hosinski. No...
  • Woman hit by train on Northwest Side

    Woman hit by train on Northwest Side
    A 56-year-old woman was hit by a train on the Northwest Side about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.  She was hit in the 2000 block of North Narraganset Avenue, near the Galewood stop of Metra's Milwaukee District West line.  She was taken to Loyola University...
  • 400,000 gallons of crude oil spilled in North Dakota train crash

    About 400,000 gallons of crude oil spilled from 18 rail cars after after a Dec. 30 derailment near Casselton, N.D., the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary investigation report Monday. An ensuing explosion sent a massive...
  • In 'Justin Bieber's Believe,' Jon Chu aims to look beyond stardom

    In 'Justin Bieber's Believe,' Jon Chu aims to look beyond stardom
    Justin Bieber wasn't sure he liked what he saw. When the petite pop prince from the Great White North first viewed a rough cut of the new documentary "Justin Bieber's Believe," he excitedly called its director Jon Chu in the middle of the night to voice...
  • New York train derailment: Survivors recount ordeal; 4 confirmed dead

    NEW YORK -- At least four people died and 63 were injured, some of them critically, after seven cars of a passenger train flew off the tracks in New York City on its way into Grand Central Terminal, authorities said. Police boats were scouring the...