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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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  • Ben Roethlisberger still ticking after sustaining decade of hits

    For an NFL quarterback like Ben Roethlisberger, the idiom 'crunching the numbers' can often be equated with a health score, particularly when you've been hit, sacked and pounded on for more than a decade. With Roethlisberger about to make his 143rd NFL...
  • Blue, Expo lines delayed after car collides with downtown L.A. train

    Blue, Expo lines delayed after car collides with downtown L.A. train
    Metro officials are warning Blue and Expo Line riders to expect delays up to 20 minutes after a vehicle clipped the side of a train near the Pico stop in downtown Los Angeles, leaving two people with minor injuries. The incident occurred around 8 a.m....
  • SunRail communication with passengers still a work in progress

    SunRail communication with passengers still a work in progress
    Talk to an Interstate 4 commuter and they'll tell you one of the most frustrating things about using the highway is not knowing what's going on ahead. You crawl along in slow-moving traffic for 15 or 20 minutes, but when the herd starts moving again...
  • Metrolink train hits car in Burbank; driver critically injured

    Metrolink train hits car in Burbank; driver critically injured
    A Metrolink train hit a vehicle in Burbank on Tuesday afternoon near San Fernando Boulevard and Buena Vista Street, critically injuring the car's driver and causing rail and traffic delays, officials said. The Los Angeles-bound train on the Antelope...
  • 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...
  • Ancient Metro-North Desperately Needs Huge Investments

    It's a terrible irony that on Thursday, the day after a report on Metro-North railroad safety came out, a century-old overhead wire snapped, delaying trains during rush hour in Norwalk. The final report by the panel assigned to study the commuter rail's...
  • Teen critically injured after being hit by train in Lake Zurich

    Teen critically injured after being hit by train in Lake Zurich
    A 15-year-old boy was critically injured when he was hit by a freight train in Lake Zurich on Monday, according to Lake Zurich police. Lake Zurich Police Chief Steve Husak said the teenager was injured on the Canadian National Railroad tracks near the...
  • Tragedy at 'Cops': Crew member killed by police while filming shootout

    One of the longest-running shows in television history suffered its worst tragedy this week when an audio technician for the reality program “Cops” was accidentally shot and killed by police while trying to film a robbery in Omaha....
  • CSX sues producers of 'Midnight Rider'

    CSX sues producers of 'Midnight Rider'
    Legal troubles mounted for the producers of "Midnight Rider" this week as railroad company CSX Transportation sued the filmmakers, claiming that they illegally filmed on its tracks where a train collided with the crew earlier this year. CSX said in a...
  • Police: Motorist killed by Metrolink train was skirting crossing arms

    Police: Motorist killed by Metrolink train was skirting crossing arms
    The man who was killed when a Metrolink train struck his car in Burbank Tuesday was attempting to circumvent railroad crossing arms when the collision occurred, officials said. The man, identified as 79-year-old Fawaz Khalil, was struck by the Los...
  • Man dies after being struck by UP Northwest Metra Line train

    Man dies after being struck by UP Northwest Metra Line train
    Outbound Union Pacific Northwest Line Metra trains have resumed but are behind schedule after a train fatally struck a male pedestrian  Tuesday afternoon in Des Plaines, officials said. The man, who was in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:...