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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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  • Officials look back at deadly 2005 train crash

    Officials look back at deadly 2005 train crash
    It’s been a decade since an SUV left on the tracks at Chevy Chase Drive caused one of Metrolink’s deadliest crashes, one that claimed 11 lives and shook the Glendale community. Metrolink has spent hundreds of millions upgrading its cars...
  • State Employees Return To Work Wednesday; Capitol To Reopen

    State Employees Return To Work Wednesday; Capitol To Reopen
    While the year’s biggest storm was subsiding, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was making moves to return the state almost back to normal on Wednesday – including returning all state employees to work Wednesday. The state Capitol was eerily quiet...
  • 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...
  • Letter: Reversal on vote was a mistake

    I was disappointed to see that Councilman Talamantes reversed his decision on the North Third Street development, as well as the Burbank Leader’s apparent approval of his decision. It appears that the squeaky wheel gets the grease at City Hall as...
  • Memorial for Greg Plitt will be open to the public

    Memorial for Greg Plitt 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 Los Angeles Times reports. The family thanked Plitt's fans for their support...
  • 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...
  • Union Pacific 4Q profit jumps 22 percent as railroad hauls more freight, raises rates

    Union Pacific's fourth-quarter profit surged 22 percent as the railroad hauled more freight, raised rates and paid less for fuel. The Omaha, Nebraska, company beat Wall Street expectations on both net income and revenue, sending shares up more than 4...
  • 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...
  • Police say fitness model killed by train was running on the tracks despite blaring horn

    A fitness model and actor who was killed when he was hit by a train was running on the tracks ahead of the train while filming a promotional video for his website, police said Tuesday. Detectives have reviewed video from a camera atop the Metrolink...