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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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  • Rail accident in Corona kills truck driver, delays commuter trains

    A collision with a freight train in Corona on Friday afternoon killed the driver of a cement truck and triggered hours of delays for Metrolink service to the Inland Empire, authorities said. An eastbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight train...
  • 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...
  • Feds to conduct safety assessment after 'scary' Metra rides

    Feds to conduct safety assessment after 'scary' Metra rides
    The nation’s top railroad official has ordered an investigation of Metra after three incidents over a 10-day span — two in which engineers allegedly were speeding and a third involving a train that reportedly blew through a red stop signal....
  • 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...
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  • 2 people killed when Amtrak train hits car in Oxnard

    2 people killed when Amtrak train hits car in Oxnard
    Two people were killed Tuesday night when their vehicle was struck by an Amtrak train in Oxnard, disrupting transit service in Ventura County. The accident was reported shortly before 7:30 p.m. near 5th Street and Rice Avenue, the Oxnard Police...
  • 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...
  • Delays on UP North Line after derailment

    Delays on UP North Line after derailment
    Delays were running as long as 20 minutes on Metra's Union Pacific North Line this morning after a train derailed Sunday evening, according to Metra officials. No passengers were on Train 826 when it derailed close to a train yard near Waukegan, Metra...
  • 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...
  • 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...