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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Reality TV star killed while filming video next to Metrolink track

    Reality TV star killed while filming video next to Metrolink track
    He was strong and confident, a West Point grad, former Army Ranger and TV bodybuilder with rippling arms and washboard abs. But when Greg Plitt tripped while running along a Metrolink track in Burbank on Saturday, he could do nothing to avoid being...
  • 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...
  • One dead in Boca, one hurt in Deerfield in separate train collisions

    One dead in Boca, one hurt in Deerfield in separate train collisions
    One person died when the car they were in was struck by a train on the Florida East Coast Railway tracks in Boca Raton and a second was injured in an unrelated collision between a car and Tri-Rail train in Deerfield Beach, officials said. The first...
  • SunRail: Not just a commuter train

    SunRail: Not just a commuter train
    The figure is still fairly astonishing: 9,002. That's the number of passengers who rode SunRail on Friday, Jan. 2. It's nearly triple the number of passengers SunRail has been getting starting in September and continuing through mid-December. Then...
  • Photo appears to show Greg Plitt filming before being hit by train

    Photo appears to show Greg Plitt filming before being hit by train
    A photo has emerged that purports to show fitness model and actor Greg Plitt moments before he was killed by a Metrolink train while filming in Burbank, according to the Los Angeles Times. The image obtained by KTLA is said to show Plitt, 37, of Los...
  • Photo purports to show actor Greg Plitt before he was killed by train

    Photo purports to show actor Greg Plitt before he was killed by train
    A photo has emerged that purports to show fitness model and actor Greg Plitt moments before he was killed by a Metrolink train while filming in Burbank. The image obtained by KTLA is said to show Plitt, 37, of Los Angeles standing near the tracks before...