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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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  • Feds: Metro North Should Replace Bolts On New M-8 Train Cars

    Feds: Metro North Should Replace Bolts On New M-8 Train Cars
    A new federal report from the investigation into Metro-North's 2013 derailment in Bridgeport concludes that bolts on the railroad's brand-new M-8 cars are too weak. The National Transportation Safety Board is recommending that Metro-North replace...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Northbound traffic on I-895 blocked

    Northbound traffic on I-895 blocked
    All northbound traffic on Interstate 895 in Baltimore City has been closed due to a two-vehicle collision at the Harbor Tunnel at 8:49 a.m. on Thursday, according to the state Department of Transportation. A three-vehicle collision on U.S. 50 West in...
  • Transportation Bills Include Texting Fines, Red Light Cameras

    Transportation Bills Include Texting Fines, Red Light Cameras
    One Connecticut legislator wants to require seat belts on new school buses, another would authorize red light camera enforcement, and a third would raise fines for texting while driving by $100 or more. A Litchfield County lawmaker wants to extend...
  • Fitness guru Greg Plitt's memorial will be open to the public

    Fitness guru Greg Plitt's memorial will be open to the public
    The family of actor and fitness model Greg Plitt have received thousands of messages from well-wishers and now are planning a public memorial Saturday in Beverly Hills. The family thanked Plitt's fans for their support after his accidental death...
  • The commuter shuffle: Shovel out, ditch car, wait for train

    The commuter shuffle: Shovel out, ditch car, wait for train
    Commuters shuffled through the Ogilvie Transportation Center on Monday morning, bundled against the snow and cold and many of them running late because of delays and cancellations on Metra lines. Lynette Russell arrived at Ogilvie after traveling from...
  • Person struck by train in Arlington Heights

    Person struck by train in Arlington Heights
    A person was struck by a Metra train in suburban Arlington Heights on Sunday night, officials said. The pedestrian was struck about 9:45 p.m. near the Arlington Heights station on the Union Pacific Northwest Line, said Metra spokesman Michael Gillis....
  • Crew filming Greg Plitt on train tracks wasn't permitted, officials say

    Crew filming Greg Plitt on train tracks wasn't permitted, officials say
    Fitness model and actor Greg Plitt was killed Saturday after getting struck by an oncoming Metrolink train in Burbank while he was shooting a video on the railroad tracks. Just after 4 p.m., the 37-year-old was struck north of the Magnolia Boulevard...
  • Train carrying crude oil derails in Philadelphia

    Authorities are probing the partial derailment of a freight train early Saturday in South Philadelphia. The incident took place around 3 a.m. in a CSX Corp. rail yard around 11th Street and Pattison Avenue near the sports complex, CSX spokesman Rob...