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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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  • North Dakota blast prompts review of oil train safety

    A federal safety alert Thursday warned that crude oil flowing out of new fields in North Dakota may be more flammable than expected, a caution that comes several days after a train carrying about 3.5 million gallons of the same oil crashed in the state...
  • Man struck and killed by Metrolink train in Simi Valley

    An unidentified man was struck and killed by a Metrolink train Monday evening in Simi Valley, according to police and Metrolink officials. Police received a call about 5:15 p.m. that a pedestrian had been hit by a train traveling parallel to Cochran...
  • Father, daughter killed in crash at rail crossing

    Father, daughter killed in crash at rail crossing
    A man drove through a railroad crossing gate and was hit by a Metra train in Round Lake Park, killing him and his 7-year-old daughter Wednesday, officials said. The gate had been fixed just hours earlier, but there was no indication the gate was...
  • Metrolink to replace contractor to avoid train control project delays

    Metrolink to replace contractor to avoid train control project delays
    Southern California's Metrolink commuter rail agency plans to replace a key subcontractor Friday in an attempt to keep on schedule a $211-million, state-of-the-art collision avoidance system. The passenger railroad's board of directors is expected to...
  • Crude oil train accidents prompt NTSB safety recommendations

    After four major crashes involving North American trains transporting crude oil, the National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday issued three recommendations intended to protect the public in the event of future derailments, fires and spills. The...
  • Magic's Nik Vucevic 'lucky' to survive '06 train crash

    Magic's Nik Vucevic 'lucky' to survive '06 train crash
    This time of year always reminds Magic center Nik Vucevic "just how lucky I am" – how lucky he is to be alive. "Every time I see a train," he said, "I think about it." On this day eight years ago, Jan. 23, 2006, Vucevic was among hundreds of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Evacuation order lifted in North Dakota town after oil train crash

    After health experts determined that air quality was safe within city limits, officials in Casselton, N.D., on Tuesday afternoon lifted a voluntary evacuation order that had been issued after a collision involving a train carrying crude oil released...
  • North Dakota community evacuated after train collision and fire

    A small community in North Dakota was evacuated Monday evening after a train carrying crude oil collided with another train, setting off a large fire and explosions, according to the local sheriff's department. No injuries have been reported, Sgt....
  • A Year For Rebuilding State's Infrastructure

    A Year For Rebuilding State's Infrastructure
    First, the good news. People here are taking trains. Both Amtrak (31.6 million passengers) and Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Division (38.8 million riders) set new records in their latest reporting periods. Now the bad news. Four people were killed...