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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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  • Video: Trains running again at Northbrook derailment site

    Trains have resumed running on the Union Pacific railroad tracks over Shermer Road in north suburban Northbrook following Wednesday's train derailment.  The tracks now run over a makeshift gravel embankment over Shermer Road, where the viaduct collapsed...
  • Train derails near Osawatomie, three cars fall in river

    Train derails near Osawatomie, three cars fall in river
    A Union Pacific train headed from Colby, Kan., to Corpus Christi, Texas, has derailed in eastern Kansas, sending three cars into a small river but causing no injuries. - Click here to see photos of the derailment Railroad spokesman Mark Davis says...
  • No one hurt in train derailment

    No one hurt in train derailment
    Police urge traffic to avoid 29th Street North, east of Broadway, after a train derailment early Sunday.  A freight train slipped off the tracks near 29th and Emporia Circle, and traffic was blocked eastbound and westbound. No injuries were reported,...
  • Second Earlham student dies following train accident

    Second Earlham student dies following train accident
    A second Earlham College student injured during a train accident in Richmond has died. Earlham College announced that Lenore Edwards passed away. The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office (Ohio) alerted Richmond police about the death. Edwards, who is...
  • 2 hurt when Orange Line train derails in rail yard

    2 hurt when Orange Line train derails in rail yard
    Two people suffered minor injuries when a CTA train derailed in the Orange Line rail yard at Midway Airport Friday morning, officials said The train derailed around 2:30 a.m. in the 4600 block of West 59th Street, according to the Chicago Fire...
  • Train Crashes Parade Float Carrying Wounded Veterans, Killing 4

    Train Crashes Parade Float Carrying Wounded Veterans, Killing 4
    MIDLAND, Texas -- As the Union Pacific freight train barreled toward the veterans parade trailer crossing the tracks in Midland, Texas, Army Sgt. Joshua Michael, 34, reacted on instincts. As witnesses and police later put it, Michael’s hero mode kicked...
  • Police determine cause of deadly Goshen train accident

    Police determine cause of deadly Goshen train accident
    GOSHEN – Police say suicide was the cause of a deadly train-pedestrian collision in Goshen that killed a New Paris man Sunday night. Goshen police say shortly before 8 p.m., officers learned about a pedestrian who was struck by a freight train...
  • UPDATE: Derailment delays South Shore service, now restored

    UPDATE: Derailment delays South Shore service, now restored
    All South Shore train service was temporarily suspended because of a CN freight train derailment at Broadway in Gary north of the South Shore tracks. Hazmat was called to the scene to clean up a gas leak from the derailment. Hazmat crews have since...
  • Interior Time Machine: Train wreck injures five slightly

    Interior Time Machine: Train wreck injures five slightly
    The March 17, 1953, issue of The Interior Journal features the intriguing headline “Train wreck injures five slightly.” It’s odd to think of a train wreck being “slight” in any way — it seems similar to saying a...
  • Train hitting pedestrian disrupts BNSF Metra service

    Train hitting pedestrian disrupts BNSF Metra service
    A pedestrian was hit by a train tonight, causing BNSF Metra trains to be delayed for hours. The pedestrian was hit by the train near Cass Avenue in Westmont, said Tom Miller, a Metra spokesman. He did not know the condition of the pedestrian. The...
  • UPDATE: Train derailment brought South Shore rail service to halt

    UPDATE: Train derailment brought South Shore rail service to halt
    SOUTH BEND – People trying to ride the South Shore Railroad Monday morning were forced to find another ride. That’s because a South Shore train derailed in Michigan City. That derailment suspended all South Shore service between South Bend...
  • Trains moving again on South Shore Line

    Trains moving again on South Shore Line
    Trains are running again on the South Shore Line after a derailment in Michigan City fouled up most of the morning commute. The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District said it expected normal westbound service to resume with the No. 14 train...