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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • Metra's 10-year plan brings its commuter railroad into the 21st century

    The Tribune has taken issue with the reformed Metra management by criticizing its proposal for 10 years of periodic fare increases to fund both operations and capital improvements (Editorial, Oct. 24). This is perplexing to me. As a former RTA overseer of...
  • Police: New York man beheads his mother, steps in front of train

    Police: New York man beheads his mother, steps in front of train
    A man decapitated his mother, dumped her head and body on the ground outside their Long Island apartment and walked into the path of a moving commuter train, police said Wednesday. The murder-suicide on Tuesday night claimed the life of Patricia Ward,...
  • Report: Metro-North, Federal Agency Share Blame For Crashes

    Report: Metro-North, Federal Agency Share Blame For Crashes
    A federal safety agency reported Tuesday that operational blunders and lax policies at Metro-North were at least partly to blame for the crashes that killed two workers and four passengers and injured 126 riders last year and this spring. The National...
  • Traffic: Emergency roadwork on Southwestern Boulevard in Arbutus

    Traffic: Emergency roadwork on Southwestern Boulevard in Arbutus
    Emergency roadwork at Southwestern Boulevard North in Arbutus at Washington Boulevard has closed the northbound right shoulder at 8:27 a.m. on Wednesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. A single-vehicle crash on U.S. 50 West in...
  • TV Picks: 'Brakeless,' 'Mr. Dynamite,' 'Death Comes to 'Pemberley'

    TV Picks: 'Brakeless,' 'Mr. Dynamite,' 'Death Comes to 'Pemberley'
    "Brakeless" (PBS, Monday). Kiyoko Miyake's oddly beautiful, philosophical documentary about the 2005 crash of a commuter train: Traveling too fast into a curve as the driver tried to stay on a schedule reckoned in seconds, the train derailed and ran...