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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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  • 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 strike: investigation of fatal accident could take months

    BART strike: investigation of fatal accident could take months
    The investigation into the deaths of two maintenance workers who were struck and killed by a Bay Area Rapid Transit train during a routine track inspection could take a year or longer, a federal investigator told reporters Sunday. “We will be...
  • New York train crash inquiry focuses on engineer's actions

    NEW YORK — The brakes on a passenger train that sped into a curve at 82 mph before derailing were functioning properly, and the engineer was working his regular shift on a familiar route and should have been fully rested, investigators said...
  • New York train was speeding when it derailed

    NEW YORK — A speeding passenger train barreled into a sharp curve about 82 mph when it should have been traveling 30 mph, and there was no attempt to slow down until "very late in the game," investigators said Monday. Four passengers were killed...
  • New York train engineer to be interviewed; derailment victims ID'd

    New York train engineer to be interviewed; derailment victims ID'd
    Investigators probing the derailment of a New York passenger train hoped to interview the engineer Monday or Tuesday as they tried to determine if speed, equipment failure or another factor caused seven cars to hurtle off the tracks, killing four...
  • Bad Year For Metro-North Turns Tragic

    The first two passenger cars in Sunday's Metro-North train crash in The Bronx had red stripes and "State of Connecticut" logos. The pictures should remind this state that the accident could have happened here. It ought to have our full attention. The...
  • Freight train carrying iron ore derails in New Mexico; 3 killed

    An investigation was underway Monday into the cause of a freight train derailment in southwestern New Mexico that killed the three people onboard. The Southwestern Railroads train carrying iron ore derailed and crashed about three miles outside of...
  • Clues sought in deadly New York train derailment

    NEW YORK — Passengers were dozing early Sunday as Metro-North's No. 8808 train headed into a sharp curve on tracks overlooking the roiling waters where the Harlem and Hudson rivers meet. Just after 7:20 a.m., the screeching sound of metal on metal...
  • Feds order tougher safety measures after New York train derailment

    Responding to the deadly crash of a commuter train that was speeding through a difficult turn in the Bronx, the Federal Railroad Administration on Friday ordered the rail line to modify its signal system to ensure that speed limits are obeyed. The...
  • Sen. Feinstein: New York train crash shows safety goals must be met

    WASHINGTON – After New York’s deadly train derailment, Congress should hold firm to a 2015 deadline for railroads to install systems that will automatically slow down or stop trains if engineers exceed speed limits or are on a collision course...
  • 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....
  • New York train derailment: Safety officials recover 'black box'

    NEW YORK - Investigators have recovered the "event recorder" from a Metro-North train that derailed in New York City early Sunday, a major step toward determining what caused the crash that killed four people and left scores injured. Earl F. Weener of...