| Dec 1, 2013
| 7:01 AM
NEW YORK -- A passenger train derailed in New York City early Sunday, and initial reports said there were four deaths and dozens of injuries.
The derailment occurred north of the Spuyten Duyvil station of the Bronx, and it was the third major accident...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 6:31 AM
NEW YORK — A Metro-North passenger train derailed on a curved section of track in the Bronx on Sunday morning, causing “multiple injuries,” authorities said.
The derailment of the southbound Hudson Line train was reported at about 7:...
| Nov 29, 2013
As the current oil boom in North Dakota, Montana and Canada continues, long freight trains hauling dozens of black tank cars are rolling across the country and through the Chicago area with increasing regularity.
With tank cars brimming with tens of...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 7:59 PM
Phillips 66, which operates refineries across California, is moving forward with a plan to build a rail terminal in San Luis Obispo County that would send trains with up to 80 tank cars of crude oil through Southern California and the Bay Area.
| Nov 25, 2013
| 7:07 PM
The man who died after his car was hit by a Metra train Saturday in Lake Forest was a Northwestern University medical school professor and surgeon at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, hospital officials said Monday.
Dr. Victor Tsirline, 35, was killed...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 8:14 PM
After a series of fiery crashes involving trains hauling crude oil, the railroad industry called on the federal government Thursday to significantly strengthen safety standards for new tank cars and require retrofitting of the nation's huge fleet of...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 6:49 PM
A train that derailed and exploded in rural Alabama was hauling 2.7 million gallons of crude oil, according to officials.
The 90-car train was crossing a timber trestle above a wetland near Aliceville late Thursday night when approximately 25 rail...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 5:05 PM
The National Transportation Safety Board began investigative hearings Wednesday morning into two Metro-North railroad accidents.
On Friday May 17, during the height of the evening rush-hour commute, a Metro-North train derailed in Bridgeport before...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 1:09 PM
A train conductor was killed when several freight cars derailed on tracks near the SunRail station in Sanford on Thursday morning, authorities said.
The derailment happened on a track near SunRail construction off State Road 46, according to the Florida...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 5:29 AM
Metra trains were running on normal schedules this morning on the Milwaukee West Line, a day after a semi pulling a trailer of cars was struck by an inbound train at a crossing in Bartlett.
At least one train car was derailed, but the crossing was...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 5:26 PM
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- A federal investigator in charge of probing Saturday’s fatal BART accident said a trainee was operating a train when it struck and killed two workers who were inspecting the tracks.
James Southworth, who is in charge of...