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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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  • Gregg Allman Files New Claim Against 'Midnight Rider' Producers

    Singer Gregg Allman, the subject of the "Midnight Rider" project, has filed a new claim against the producers of "Midnight Rider" contending that they agreed to indemnify him from any liability for the Feb. 20 accident on the set that killed camera...
  • Hazmat crews respond to Penn Station

    Hazmat crews respond to Penn Station
    Police, fire and hazardous materials crews responded to Baltimore's Penn Station Monday evening after a white powdery substance was found on a train inbound from Washington. Baltimore Fire Capt. Roman Clark said the powder found on the 5:05 p.m. MARC...
  • Couples taking sunset picture hit by train; one dead, two injured

    Couples taking sunset picture hit by train; one dead, two injured
    One person was killed and two others injured Saturday night when they were struck by a train near Santa Barbara. The accident took place at Vista Point on the Gaviota coast northwest of Santa Barbara. According to the Santa Barbara County Fire...
  • 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...
  • SunRail officials scramble to get insurance

    SunRail officials scramble to get insurance
    A team of SunRail managers has gone to London and Bermuda four times during the past 15 months, trying to buy insurance for the commuter train serving Central Florida. SunRail spokesman Steve Olson said the system is largely unknown to the insurance...
  • Man killed after being struck by Metrolink train in North Hollywood

    Man killed after being struck by Metrolink train in North Hollywood
    A man was fatally struck Thursday by a Metrolink train in North Hollywood, transportation officials said. The man was on the tracks in a nonpedestrian area near Coldwater Canyon Avenue and Bellaire Avenue when he was hit by the westbound train about 5...
  • Traffic: Disabled vehicle cleared from westbound Lombard Street

    Traffic: Disabled vehicle cleared from westbound Lombard Street
    The Baltimore City Department of Transportation said that all lanes are open on westbound Lombard Street on Friday morning with the clearing of a disabled vehicle between Calvert and Light streets. Emergency roadwork on MD 26 East in Milford Mill at...
  • Police: Man who fired at CTA train with assault rifle was carrying 60 rounds

    Police: Man who fired at CTA train with assault rifle was carrying 60 rounds
    A man in his 20s with a long arrest record fired an assault rifle five times at a Blue Line train at the LaSalle station Thursday morning but did not hit anyone, police said. The man was arrested within minutes as he was walking with the rifle about a...
  • Parking garage construction frustrates commuters

    Parking garage construction frustrates commuters
    The hundreds of Geneva residents who board Metra trains each morning have added another layer to their bustling morning commutes, thanks to the adjacent parking garage that's under construction.  It's two months in to the six-month construction to add a...
  • Charges announced after South Shore man fires assault rifle at CTA train

    Charges announced after South Shore man fires assault rifle at CTA train
    A South Shore man has been charged in connection with a Thursday shooting of a CTA train that Chicago's top cop dubbed "bizarre." Lorenzo Jones, 25, is facing several felonies after police said he fired an assault rifle several times at a CTA Blue...
  • A Hike To The Site Of One Of The Nation's Worst Train Crashes

    A Hike To The Site Of One Of The Nation's Worst Train Crashes
    The cold morning sunrise had done little to burn off the thick fog hanging in the Thompson hills in December 1891. A group of men made small talk as they prepared a freight train on a railroad siding near the East Thompson train station and then moved...