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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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  • Sen. Feinstein to herald new safety system for Metrolink trains

    Sen. Feinstein to herald new safety system for Metrolink trains
    U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) will be on hand Thursday for the debut of a sophisticated rail safety system for Metrolink, a technology she pushed for following the deadly Chatsworth crash in 2008. Feinstein, a sponsor of the Railway Safety ...
  • 'Midnight Rider' Crew Member Killed in Georgia Train Accident

    A woman working with a film crew was killed Thursday afternoon in a freight train accident in Wayne County, Georgia, confirmed sheriff John Carter of the Wayne County Sheriff's Department. Sources tell Variety that the movie was the Gregg Allman biopic...
  • Metrolink launches new train control safety system

    Metrolink launches new train control safety system
    In a ceremony that remembered victims of the deadly Chatsworth crash in 2008, the Metrolink passenger railroad Thursday launched a state-of-the-art safety system along sections of its 512-mile network in Southern California. The rollout of "positive...
  • Passenger train hits truck left on tracks in Vista; driver arrested

    Passenger train hits truck left on tracks in Vista; driver arrested
    A man in Vista was arrested Thursday night after leaving his truck on the railroad tracks, where it was hit by a train and sustained "major damage," the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said. The man, whose name was not released, was arrested on...
  • UPDATE: Investigators Seek Answers to 'Midnight Rider' Train Accident

    Updated 1:15 p.m. PST: Investigators in Georgia are trying to determine the circumstances that led to a fatal train accident that killed a crew member on the set of the Gregg Allman biopic "Midnight Rider" near Savannah, Ga., on Thursday. The victim...
  • Guild works with agencies probing camera assistant's death in Georgia

    Guild works with agencies probing camera assistant's death in Georgia
    The union representing cinematographers and camera operators said it was working with government agencies investigating the death last week of a camera assistant working on a movie in Georgia. Sarah Jones, 27, was struck and killed by a freight train...
  • Traffic: Crash on MD 175 in Fort Meade

    Traffic: Crash on MD 175 in Fort Meade
    A single-vehicle crash on MD 175 in Fort Meade at MD 32 (Savage Road) has closed the southbound right traffic lane and southbound shoulder at 8:56 a.m. on Thursday, according to the state Department of Transportation. A disabled vehicle on Interstate...
  • Engineer in Canada rail disaster unfairly blamed, lawyer says

    Engineer in Canada rail disaster unfairly blamed, lawyer says
    The train engineer on duty during the July 6 Canadian rail disaster that killed at least 50 people and incinerated the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic is devastated and in seclusion, his lawyer told Canadian journalists Tuesday. Tom Harding, who was the...
  • Metra, Plainfield woman settle lawsuit from 2003 derailment

    Metra, Plainfield woman settle lawsuit from 2003 derailment
    Metra and the family of a Plainfield woman injured in the 2003 derailment of a Rock Island Line train have agreed to settle a personal injury lawsuit for $1.8 million, according to the family's attorney and Metra. Kathryn Kuk, 54, suffered multiple...
  • Train hitting pedestrian disrupts BNSF Metra service

    Train hitting pedestrian disrupts BNSF Metra service
    A pedestrian was hit by a train tonight, causing BNSF Metra trains to be delayed for hours. The pedestrian was hit by the train near Cass Avenue in Westmont, said Tom Miller, a Metra spokesman. He did not know the condition of the pedestrian. The...
  • Father charged in Elgin accident involving Metra train

    Father charged in Elgin accident involving Metra train
    A father of two was charged with four misdemeanors Sunday after his car missed a bend in the road, collided with a guard rail and was struck by a Metra train Saturday night, severely injuring his 14-month-old daughter, according to Elgin police. Pedro...