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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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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...