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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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  • Washington state officials unaware at first of November oil spill

    WASHINGTON State and federal officials are investigating an oil spill from a railroad tank car at Washington state's largest refinery last November, but key agencies were kept in the dark about it for at least a month.
  • Autopsy: Man hit by freight train in Glenview died in suicide

    Autopsy: Man hit by freight train in Glenview died in suicide
    A man was hit and killed by a coal train Sunday evening near Glenview in what the Cook County medical examiner's office determined was a suicide, authorities said. The man, 41, died in a suicide after being struck by a train in the 4100 block of Cove...

    Parents of Sarah Jones unveil new PSA at Sundance

    Parents of Sarah Jones unveil new PSA at Sundance
    A year after 27-year-old camera assistant was killed by a freight train in Georgia, the parents of Sarah Jones launched a new effort to keep their daughter's memory alive. Richard and Elizabeth Jones attended the Sundance Film Festival in Utah on Monday...

    Memorial service to take place for Greg Plitt

    Memorial service to take place for Greg Plitt
    A public memorial service for actor and fitness model Greg Plitt, who died last Saturday after being struck by a Metrolink train in Burbank, will take place at 2 p.m. at Church of the Good Shepherd, located at 504 N. Roxbury Drive in Beverly Hills....

    Metra might allow small pets on trains

    Metra might allow small pets on trains
    Metra customers who want to bring their pets along for the train ride may soon be able to do so, at least on weekends. The agency said Friday that if its board approves, it expects to begin a three-month trial program this spring allowing customers to...