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9 months 3 weeks ago

Trains Collide in Chicago, 48 Hospitalized

Several people were reported injured when two trains running on Chicago Transit Authority's Blue Line tracks collided Monday morning. The accident happened just before 8 a.m. at Harlem Avenue and Interstate 290 in the Forest Park branch when a westbound train was struck by an eastbound train heading towards...

10 months 3 weeks ago

Updated: Man struck and killed by train

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal accident where a person was struck by a train. It happened in Monument near Park Trail Drive and Blizzard Valley. Those with the Sheriff's Office say they got the call around 11:35 last night from Burlington Northern Santa...

1 year 1 month ago

Nude revelers greet return of tourist train

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - Riders are complaining after more than a dozen revelers kicked off the tourist season by welcoming passengers on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad with full and partial nudity. The antics drew warnings, but no charges, from law enforcement following the incident May 25. According...

1 year 11 months ago

Man survives fall, rescued by steam train

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - A Silverton man survived a fall from a cliff after he was rescued by a crew from a historic steam train in the southwest Colorado mountains. Jerry Lyle was in serious condition Wednesday at Mercy Regional Medical Center. The Durango Herald reports the man was found...

2 years 1 week ago

Freight train derails, causes huge blast

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A freight train derailment and explosion in Columbus, Ohio, has authorities evacuating a mile-wide area of the city as they try to contain the blaze and determine what's burning. Norfolk Southern says it appears about 11 cars of a southbound train derailed around 2 a.m. Wednesday...

2 years 6 months ago

Train ride ends with an extra passenger

An expectant New Jersey couple took a train ride they will never forget, yesterday, when they headed to Manhattan for a routine doctor's appointment. Along the way, the pregnant mother began to feel what she though was false labor. Instead, it was the real thing. Train officials bypassed...

2 years 10 months ago

NYC to halt subways and buses ahead of Irene

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Commuter transit systems in New York, New Jersey and outside Philadelphia will shut down because of Hurricane Irene. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says public transportation in New York City will shut down Saturday at about noon. According to the governor's office, the Metropolitan Transit...

3 years 2 months ago

$15 billion for high speed trains

NEW YORK (AP) - Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced nearly $800 million in projects improve rail service in the crowded Northeast. The announcement Monday at Penn Station is part of a $2 billion award going to rail projects in 15 states nationwide. It was money originally awarded to...

3 years 3 months ago

Magnetic seal contains leak

All plans for Monument residents center on a damaged tanker car containing hydrochloric acid. The leak has been stopped using a magnetic seal, but hundreds of homes are under evacuation orders. The train sits directly east of Mitchell and Synthes. It awaits the arrival of a specially trained crew...

3 years 3 months ago

250 homes to be evacuated

Calls are going out to residents in Monument due to a leaking tanker car on a train. The train is stopped in Monument and hazardous materials crews will have to unload the hydrochloric acid that is inside. The leaking tanker is near Wagon Gap Trail and Elk Valley Trail. ...

3 years 3 months ago

Man hit by train in Colorado Springs

One man is recovering in the hospital after getting hit by a train in Colorado Springs Sunday night. It all happened around eight near Cimarron and Sierra Madre. The conductor of the train tells us a man was walking on the train tracks when he hit the brakes. The train...

3 years 7 months ago

Coal train derails near Pueblo Airport

A coal train bound for Texas derailed east of Pueblo Saturday morning, crashing 32 rail cars and spilling tons of coal. The accident happened near the intersection of U.S. 50 and Baxter Road, near the Pueblo airport. A spokeswoman for the BNSF railroad said no one was hurt in...

3 years 9 months ago

Person hit by train near downtown

A man has been hit by a train behind Giuseppe's Restaurant in Downtown Colorado Springs. Witnesses say they believe the man is homeless and appeared to be on the tracks on purpose. They say he didn't move as the train approached. The man appeared to be conscious and...

3 years 11 months ago

Update: Kiddy train derails, dozen injured

A tiny train derailed in Jefferson County Wednesday morning, injuring more than a dozen people. It happened in Tiny Town, a kid-sized village complete with a tiny railroad, west of Denver. Dan Hatlestad of the Intercanyon Fire Department says the engine of the small, open-car train tipped over first,...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Future of Incline to be discussed

The public will get a chance to give input next week on the future of the old Manitou Incline. Meetings are set for July 13, 14 and 15 at Manitou Springs City Hall. The City of Colorado Springs and the City of Manitou Springs are hosting several focused discussions...

4 years 3 weeks ago

New sanctions now in effect against Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will sign legislation Thursday imposing tough new sanctions against Iran as further punishment for the country's unwillingness to give up its ambitions of becoming a nuclear power. The House and Senate acted in quick succession last week to overwhelmingly approve the penalties targeting...

4 years 4 months ago

Teenage girls struck by Amtrak train

A high-speed Amtrak train struck and killed two teenage girls near Philadelphia. Officials say the Acela train traveling from Boston to Washington, D.C., hit the two girls around 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Norwood, about 10 miles southwest of Philadelphia. Interboro School District Superintendent Nancy Hacker says the 10th-graders...

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