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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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  • Goldberg: Tim Pawlenty's lost chance

    Goldberg: Tim Pawlenty's lost chance
    Looking back on the events of 2011, who do you think has more regrets for his bad decisions, Hosni Mubarak or former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty? I guess you have to give it to Mubarak. After all, the guy gave up a cushy gig ruling Egypt just so he could...
  • Halloween Horror Nights: Where the scares are

    Halloween Horror Nights: Where the scares are
    Scary Halloween locations are not limited to abandoned mansions, ominous forests or a graveyard on a dark and stormy night. Universal Studios uses special effects and other eerie techniques to transport guests to nontraditional spooky places during...
  • Derailment's Impact Shows Success Of Metro-North

    Derailment's Impact Shows Success Of Metro-North
    Joni Mitchell, in her famous lyric, sang: "Don't it always seem to go, that you don't know what you've got till it's gone." This was my first thought when I read about the derailment of the Metro-North commuter train near Bridgeport on May 17. Would the...
  • Drivers show steep learning curve on SunRail

    Drivers show steep learning curve on SunRail
    Last week a SunRail car struck and killed a person for the first time. I'm sorry to say it likely won't be the last. People — whether curious, daring or drunk — have wandered onto tracks since the earliest trains began running hundreds...
  • 'Family Guy' celebrates Emmy nomination with large quantities of liquor

     
    Friday night, the party people came out to play at the ???Family Guy??? pre-Emmy extravaganza at Avalon in Hollywood. A dapper Seth MacFarlane hosted the bash, accompanied by Ron Jones and his 44-piece orchestra, and the many open bars were......
  • Metrolink system's toll: 244 fatalities

     
    Although Metrolink safety lapses drew national attention last year when 25 people were killed in a head-on collision with a freight train, many more have died from commuter trains hitting automobiles and pedestrians. Over the 15 years leading up to......
  • Metrolink installs video cameras in locomotives as safety measure

     
    Metrolink officials today announced that video cameras have been installed and activated inside and outside all of the rail system's locomotives, a safety measure enacted as a result of the deadly 2008 Chatsworth crash. Video records will be stored in.......
  • Metrolink pays $30 million to settle most cases in 2005 train crash [Updated]

     
    After years of legal wrangling, Metrolink has settled most of the outstanding lawsuits arising from the 2005 Glendale crash that killed 11 people and injured about 180, the second-deadliest in Metrolink???s history, attorneys said. Metrolink has agreed to...
  • Freight train derails near Union Station, disrupting several commuter lines

     
    A Union Pacific freight train derailed near Union Station this morning, disrupting several Riverside commuter trains. Officials do not yet know what caused three of the 104 cars to derail about 1:30 a.m., said Metrolink spokesman Francisco Oaxaca. No...
  • 2 injured in collision between car, Gold Line train

     
    Two people suffered minor injuries this evening when their car collided with a Gold Line Metro train in East Los Angeles, authorities said. The car turned in front of the eastbound train at a crossing near 3rd Street and Rowan......
  • Obama White House now issuing comments on foreign train wrecks (Russia)

     
    Text of White House statement on death of 22 Russians....