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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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  • Chicago train derails at O'Hare, jumps onto escalator; 32 injured

    Local and federal officials will investigate what caused a Chicago commuter train to derail Monday morning, run over a platform and scale an escalator at O’Hare International Airport, injuring as many as 32 people. No fatalities were reported,...
  • Metra: North Central line won't reopen until Wednesday

    Metra: North Central line won't reopen until Wednesday
    Metra's North Central line won't reopen until Wednesday as crews continue to clear and repair tracks after a freight car derailed just after midnight today near Mundelein. Canadian National isn't expected to complete the work along the single track...
  • Blind man survives being run over by Metro train

    Blind man survives being run over by Metro train
    This post has been updated A blind man who fell off the edge of a subway platform Thursday afternoon and into the path of an oncoming Metro train survived the accident mostly unharmed, officials said. "It really is a miracle," Los Angeles County...
  • Rail industry seeks delay for automated safety system

    Rail industry seeks delay for automated safety system
    WASHINGTON -- The railroad industry pressed lawmakers Thursday to extend a deadline for installing safety measures that were proposed after a 2008 collision involving a Los Angeles commuter train killed 25 people and injured more than 130 others. The...
  • Man struck, killed by freight train in Pacoima

    A middle-aged man was struck and killed by a freight train in Pacoima early Saturday morning, police said. The incident happened about 2 a.m. at Van Nuys Boulevard and San Fernando Road, police said. The man, whose identity has not been released, was...
  • Man hit and killed by freight train in Pacoima

    A man was struck and killed by a freight train in Pacoima early Saturday, officials said. A Union Pacific freight train struck Jesse Elkins, 41, at about 2 a.m. Saturday near the intersection of Van Nuys Boulevard and San Fernando Road, according to the...
  • Remains of train victim mistakenly released to two funeral homes

    Remains of train victim mistakenly released to two funeral homes
    The Cook County medical examiner’s office is investigating how the remains of a train accident victim got separated and released to two different funeral homes, officials said. Some of the remains of the man, killed by a Metra train in Palatine...
  • Man struck, killed by Metrolink train

    A young man was struck and killed by a Metrolink train as he crossed the tracks in East Los Angeles Friday night, authorities said. The man, identified by coroner’s officials as 24-year-old Ismael Viramontes, a Los Angeles resident, was struck...
  • Rail workers' health issues are a growing safety concern

    Rail workers' health issues are a growing safety concern
    Visibility was 10 miles and the morning sun had pushed the temperature close to 90 as Danny Joe Hall guided his mile-long Union Pacific freight train east through the grasslands of the Oklahoma Panhandle. Near the farming town of Goodwell, federal...
  • Man killed by Metrolink train in Van Nuys

    An eastbound Metrolink train struck and killed a man a mile before the Van Nuys station late Friday afternoon, an agency official said. The incident, reported by the train crew at 4:43 p.m., occurred in an area where pedestrians are prohibited,...
  • Train bombing in Pakistan's Baluchistan province kills at least 17

    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A powerful bomb ripped through a passenger train in Pakistan’s restive southwestern province of Baluchistan, killing at least 17 people and wounding 46 others, police said. Five children were believed to be among the...
  • CTA: Truck tire on the tracks leads to minor derailment of Blue Line train on West Side

    CTA: Truck tire on the tracks leads to minor derailment of Blue Line train on West Side
    Officials said a Forest Park bound Blue Line CTA train derailed slightly after the train hit an automobile tire that somehow ended up on the tracks. The incident happened at about 7:40 p.m. when the train had just left the Cicero station on the West...