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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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  • Fitness model from Maryland struck and killed by train

    Fitness model from Maryland struck and killed by train
    BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a Maryland native and fitness model featured on the cover of numerous magazines was killed after he was struck by a train in Southern California. Burbank Police Sgt. Scott Meadows says George Plitt Jr. and...
  • Victim of Macungie train crash identified by coroner

    Victim of Macungie train crash identified by coroner
    Officials have identified the woman killed Friday night when a train hit a small sport utility vehicle at the Main Street railroad crossing in Macungie. Carol J. Midei, 64, of Macungie, was pronounced dead shortly before 7 p.m. Friday after an eastbound...
  • Man struck and killed by Metrolink train near Burbank station

    [UPDATE 1/17 8:18 p.m.] A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Metrolink train near the downtown Burbank station Saturday afternoon, police said. The incident occurred around 4:09 p.m., according to Sgt. Scott Meadows with the Burbank Police...
  • Man fatally struck by train identified as actor, fitness model Greg Plitt

    Man fatally struck by train identified as actor, fitness model Greg Plitt
    A man who died after being struck by a Metrolink train in Burbank Saturday afternoon was identified by the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner early Sunday as George Gregory “Greg” Plitt Jr., KTLA reports. The 37-year-old actor and...
  • Investigators: Power not shut off on smoky DC subway for 44 minutes in fatal accident

    An electrical malfunction that filled a Washington subway train with smoke, killing one passenger and sickening dozens more, continued for 44 minutes before the Metro transit agency shut off power to the affected rail, federal investigators said Friday....
  • Victim turned on tracks accidentally as train approached

    Victim turned on tracks accidentally as train approached
    The woman who died Friday night at the Main Street railroad crossing in Macungie had accidentally turned her vehicle onto the tracks, where it was stuck when a train came through, the Lehigh County coroner said Saturday. Carol J. Midei, 64, of...
  • Power wasn't cut until 44 minutes after smoke was reported on D.C. subway

    Power wasn't cut until 44 minutes after smoke was reported on D.C. subway
    Officials at D.C.’s transit agency didn’t shut off power to the subway’s electric third rail until 44 minutes after heavy smoke was reported coming from one of its tunnels, preliminary findings by the National Transportation Safety Board...
  • Investigators mum; DC's timeline of response to smoke-filled subway leaves many questions

    More than three days after a fatal accident on Washington's aging and frequently criticized subway system, investigators have not provided details about what caused a train to fill with smoke or what could have been done to limit passengers' exposure....
  • The Next Day: Planning a neighborhood watch with blood still on the snow

    The Next Day: Planning a neighborhood watch with blood still on the snow
    A 40-year resident of the 8100 block of South Artesian Avenue was asleep on her couch in the early evening Wednesday when she heard the loud bangs. She guessed car crash or activity on the BNSF freight train tracks at the end of the street. Not seeing...
  • Belgian police kill two suspects during anti-terrorism raid

    Belgian police kill two suspects during anti-terrorism raid
    At least two people were killed Thursday in an anti-terrorism operation near a train station in the eastern Belgian city of Verviers as authorities widened their investigation into last week’s terrorist attacks in France to include potential...
  • Relatives upset they can't visit inmates injured in Texas prison bus wreck

    Relatives upset they can't visit inmates injured in Texas prison bus wreck
    The hospital treating victims of a deadly prison bus crash in West Texas said Thursday that relatives aren't being allowed to visit the inmates because of a longstanding policy, despite demands from the inmates' families to see them. Eight inmates and...