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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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  • 'Midnight Rider' First A.D. Indicted on Involuntary Manslaughter Charge

    Hillary Schwartz, first assistant director on "Midnight Rider," is expected to be booked on Tuesday in Wayne County, Ga. on charges of involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass related to the Feb. 20 train accident on the set that killed camera assistant Sarah Jones and injured eight others.
  • SunRail accident-prone during first 5 months

    SunRail accident-prone during first 5 months
    Since it started carrying passengers in May, SunRail commuter trains have collided with four vehicles and run over a man lying on the tracks. That leaves SunRail three accidents short of the A-train in Denton County, Texas, for the most first-year...

    Longwood hopes apartments near SunRail station spark economic growth

    Longwood hopes apartments near SunRail station spark economic growth
    SunRail backers have long said that the commuter train will do more than simply transport riders between Volusia and Osceola counties. It also is expected to spur economic development near stations along the route. Now Longwood — which has...

    Metra train fatally strikes person in Edgewater

    Metra train fatally strikes person in Edgewater
    A Metra train fatally struck a person early Monday morning in the Edgewater neighborhood. A female, whose age was not available, fell onto the train tracks around 12:55 a.m. near the intersection of North Ravenswood and West Granville avenues, said...

    Inspectors find scores of defects on CSX rails across the state

    Inspectors find scores of defects on CSX rails across the state
    In the days after a train carrying highly flammable oil to Yorktown plunged off its tracks in downtown Lynchburg, dumping 15 cars into the James River and sparking a fire so intense that emergency crews had to simply let it burn itself out, federal...