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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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  • Fire at 47th Street Station delays Metra Electric trains

    Fire at 47th Street Station delays Metra Electric trains
    A fire at Metra Electric's 47th Street Hyde Park-Kenwood Station late Tuesday morning delayed several trains and may cause the cancellation of some trains in the afternoon, officials said. There were no reports of injuries in the fire, which broke out...
  • Despite outside pressure, UCLA's Myles Jack is content at linebacker

    Despite outside pressure, UCLA's Myles Jack is content at linebacker
    When Myles Jack enters the game at running back, he just looks … different. The sophomore hits the hole like a freight train and can accelerate quicker than most other players on the field. If he was running the ball full time, Jack would likely be...
  • Berlin Likely To Be Sued Because Of June Train Crash

    BERLIN — A Pennsylvania tree trimming company intends to sue the town for all the damages caused when a passing Amtrak train hit a tree crew in June, injuring the driver, destroying equipment and derailing the train. A notice of intent filed with...
  • Traffic: MD 45 in Baltimore Co. blocked for a utility problem

    Traffic: MD 45 in Baltimore Co. blocked for a utility problem
    All southbound lanes of MD 45 in Baltimore County from Railroad Avenue to Wight Avenue are closed for a utility problem at 8 a.m. Monday, according to state traffic officials. One northbound lane of MD 45 has been reversed to allow traffic through....
  • Is Competence Too Much To Expect From Metro-North?

    Is Competence Too Much To Expect From Metro-North?
    Is the country suffering from a crisis of competence? Examples abound, from the botched implementation of the Affordable Care Act to the initial mishandling of Ebola patients in Texas. In that vein comes the National Transportation Safety Board's...
  • 'Midnight Rider' Filmmakers Say They Believed There Was 'No Danger Present' In Filming on Tracks

    "Midnight Rider" director Randall Miller and producer Jody Savin, who are facing involuntary manslaughter charges in the Feb. 20 death of camera assistant Sarah Jones, reiterated their belief that they had permission to shoot on the tracks and that...
  • Mom, 3 kids killed in crash heading to Halloween parade

    Mom, 3 kids killed in crash heading to Halloween parade
    A mother and three of her children on their way to a Halloween parade were killed and a fourth child seriously injured when their vehicle was hit by a freight train in southern Illinois, police said on Friday. The accident happened on Thursday night...
  • Three killed after train strikes vehicle in Vandalia

    Three killed after train strikes vehicle in Vandalia
    Three people were killed after a train struck a vehicle Thursday in downstate Vandalia, authorities said. Police were notified about 6:48 p.m. that a vehicle had been struck by a train near Sixth and Main streets, according to a statement from...
  • Metra reports delays on Union Pacific North Line

    Metra reports delays on Union Pacific North Line
    Metra officials reported delays Friday morning on the Union Pacific North Line because of mechanical problems with a train. A mechanical issue with a locomotive on train No. 314 touched off the delays,  a Metra spokesman said. That train was stopped...
  • Gregg Allman dropped from Sarah Jones lawsuit

    Rocker Gregg Allman has been dropped from a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of Sarah Jones, a 27-year-old camera assistant killed on a film set earlier this year. Attorneys representing the Jones family said Thursday that Allman, his manager...
  • 4 dead, 5 injured after plane crashes at Kansas airport, sets off explosion

    4 dead, 5 injured after plane crashes at Kansas airport, sets off explosion
    Four people were killed, including the pilot, and five injured when a small airplane crashed into a building at Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kansas, on Thursday, setting off an explosion and huge ball of fire, officials said. Authorities said they...