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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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  • Coroner identifies two killed in train accident as landscaping employees

    Hoping to avoid the dangers of walking along busy Chestnut Street, two young men working at an Emmaus landscaping business probably thought they were taking the "safer" shortcut from their job site to the bus that would take them home to Allentown,...
  • SunRail crash video: Dramatic accident caught on camera

    SunRail crash video: Dramatic accident caught on camera
    Dramatic video released Thursday shows just how narrowly Kristen L. Taylor escaped a train crash that demolished her new sports coupe earlier this week. Taylor's Infiniti stalled on a railroad crossing in Maitland just before the traffic arms came...
  • Freight train strikes pedestrian in Lake Forest

    Freight train strikes pedestrian in Lake Forest
    A pedestrian was struck by a freight train in Lake Forest this evening, authorities said. The pedestrian was hit about 7:50 p.m. near Metra's Lake Forest Station, said Michael Gillis, a spokesman for Metra. The incident snarled traffic on the commuter...
  • Three dead after Amtrak train hits truck in Massachusetts

    Three people were killed late Sunday in Massachusetts after a high-speed Amtrak train heading from Washington, D.C., to Boston slammed into a truck on the track, officials said. Passengers were taken off the train following the crash and fire...
  • Metra train strikes pedestrian on Rock Island line

    Metra train strikes pedestrian on Rock Island line
    A pedestrian was struck by a Metra train and critically injured on the South Side this afternoon. The pedestrian was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn after being struck about 4:10 p.m. near the intersection of West 90th Street and...
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  • Power Company Cancels Contract With Tree-Trimming Firm

    Connecticut Light & Power Co. has ended its contract with a tree-trimming company involved in a train crash Monday and a fatal accident earlier in the month when a worker was killed by a falling branch. "We have canceled our contract with Trees Inc....
  • 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...
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  • BNSF delays caused by freight train accident, grade crossing collision

    BNSF delays caused by freight train accident, grade crossing collision
    An already difficult morning commute on Metra's Burlington Northern Santa Fe line got worse when a train and a vehicle collided near west suburban Hinsdale, slowing down trains on a line that had been closed earlier because of a freight train accident....
  • Metrolink train engine catches fire in Tustin; no injuries reported

    A Metrolink train bound for Laguna Niguel caught fire in Tustin Wednesday morning, but no passengers were injured.  The incident occurred around 9 a.m. when the engine of Metrolink train 811 caught fire after it had departed from the Tustin train...
  • 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....