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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)
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  • CTA to replace O'Hare escalator damaged by runaway train

    CTA to replace O'Hare escalator damaged by runaway train
    Arriving next year at the CTA O'Hare stop: a new escalator. The CTA plans to replace the escalator damaged in March when a Blue Line train derailed and crashed into the platform. Thirty-two people were injured in the accident, and the operator of the...
  • Forest Service thinks California's drought caused a massive mudslide

    Jonathan Dove was patrolling Mt. Shasta on a clear, warm afternoon when a group of backpackers asked him if Mud Creek Canyon on the Northern California peak always flowed so heavily. The U.S. Forest Service climbing ranger scrambled up a ridge to...
  • Wait continues for mobile ticketing on Metra

    Wait continues for mobile ticketing on Metra
    Accustomed to train delays, Metra riders shouldn't be shocked to learn that a long-promised test of "paperless" ticketing has been pushed back again. A pilot program to introduce mobile ticketing using smartphones isn't likely to be rolled out until...
  • Man pulled from van 'didn't even know there was a train coming'

    Man pulled from van 'didn't even know there was a train coming'
    Michael Patrick said the most frightening thing about almost being hit by a train is that he wasn't even aware one was coming. "I've got tears in my eyes," he said. "It scares the hell out of me to think that I was that close to dying. I'm scared now....
  • 'The Vampire Diaries,' 'The Originals' Crews To Hold Walkathon for Sarah Jones

    Crews from "The Vampire Diaries" and "The Originals" will hold a 5K walkathon in Atlanta on Oct. 5 to honor Sarah Jones, the camera assistant who died in February while working on the set of the film "Midnight Rider." Jones was previously a crew member...
  • Heroes honored for live-saving work

    Heroes honored for live-saving work
    St. Luke's University Hospital celebrated the resiliency of the human body and spirit Saturday by honoring two accident victims who suffered life-threatening injuries and survived because of the diligent aid of medical personnel. Sean Mathes, a 38-year-...
  • Cops: 1 dead after train collides with vehicle

    Cops: 1 dead after train collides with vehicle
    A 28-year-old Clearwater man was killed after a train collided with a vehicle in Longwood this afternoon, officials said. Longwood police and Seminole County deputies responded to the collision which happened around 2:25 p.m. near State Road 434. The...
  • Huge California mudslide may have been triggered by drought

    (Reuters) - (Story corrects first two paragraphs to say "National Forest" instead of "National Park") California's three-year drought might have triggered Mount Shasta's worst mudslide in two decades which damaged hiking trails and forced two roads to...
  • 'Midnight Rider': Open Road Films Claims It Had No 'Operational Control' Over Production

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Open Road Films, which was to have distributed "Midnight Rider," claims in newly filed court documents that it had no "operational control" over the production, had not invested any money in it and should not be held liable for...
  • MARC train service restored for afternoon commute

    MARC train service restored for afternoon commute
    Afternoon MARC service to Perryville and Aberdeen will be restored for the afternoon commute, according to the Maryland Transit Administration. Service to the two northern-most stations, canceled since a freight train damaged catenary wires and...
  • Amtrak service resumes between Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia

    (Reuters) - Amtrak trains resumed with limited operation between Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia on Tuesday afternoon, officials said, following interruptions due to downed wires and debris on the tracks. Engineers made repairs permitting Amtrak...