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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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  • Filmmaker charged in Gregg Allman movie train crash says prosecutors broke immunity deal

    Authorities broke a promise to grant a filmmaker immunity from prosecution when they charged her with crimes in a fatal train collision during shooting of a movie about singer Gregg Allman, the woman's attorneys said. Hillary Schwartz was working as an...
  • Metro train strikes, critically injures pedestrian in Exposition Park

    Metro train strikes, critically injures pedestrian in Exposition Park
    Service on the Metro’s Expo Line was briefly stopped Tuesday morning after a pedestrian was struck and critically injured by an eastbound train, authorities said. The crash occurred at Arlington Avenue just before 10:30 a.m., said Metro...
  • DC subway hobbled after smoke filled train, killing one

    DC subway hobbled after smoke filled train, killing one
    The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority says train service in the nation's capital is operating on a modified schedule on some lines the day after an incident at a Metro station killed one person and hospitalized dozens more. Eighty-four...
  • 818 Roundup: Man struck by Metro train was Burbank resident; DreamWorks' top creative officer to step down

    818 Roundup: Man struck by Metro train was Burbank resident; DreamWorks' top creative officer to step down
    Good morning, 818! Today is Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. Time to bust out those sunglasses again -- the high for tomorrow will reach 80 degrees, with a low of 50, according to the National Weather Service. Headlines from the area: - A 17-year-old male who had...
  • Car hit by Metra train after sliding under crossing gates

    Car hit by Metra train after sliding under crossing gates
    A woman was injured when her car skidded under crossing gates and into the path of an express train Tuesday morning on Metra's Milwaukee District West line. The car was thrown about 20 feet and came to rest against a metal shed, according to Itasca Fire...
  • SunRail crash victim from last summer was high on alcohol, cocaine

    SunRail crash victim from last summer was high on alcohol, cocaine
    Richard Holley fell asleep last summer on SunRail railroad tracks in Seminole County with enough booze in his blood to test more than three times the state definition of intoxication, Sanford police found. A northbound commuter train leaving the Sanford...
  • Washington D.C. subway system remains hobbled after fatal accident

    The transit network in the nation's capital remained hobbled Tuesday morning following an electrical malfunction that filled a busy subway station with smoke, killing one woman and sending dozens of people to hospitals. The National Transportation...
  • SunRail waits on snapping up tracks for only $10

    SunRail waits on snapping up tracks for only $10
    Sounds like a fantastic deal: A total of more than 16 miles of railroad tracks serving two different cities for the low, low price of $10. The people who run the SunRail commuter train have been considering the proposal for nearly three years but have...
  • Freight train derails in Cicero, Metra trains not affected

    Freight train derails in Cicero, Metra trains not affected
    Nine cars of a freight train derailed in Cicero early Tuesday, seven of them toppling over and blocking traffic on 26th Street in the western suburb, authorities said. No injuries were reported in the derailment, which occurred on Burlington Northern...
  • NFL divisional hosts all have distinct home-field advantages

    NFL divisional hosts all have distinct home-field advantages
    The way Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman sees it, there's no way for visiting teams to simulate the sensory overload of a playoff game at CenturyLink Field, and certainly not the next-to-the-freight-train noise that's almost constant when the...
  • Man struck and killed by train in Melbourne

     Man struck and killed by train in Melbourne
    A man was struck and killed by a train in Melbourne Saturday night, police said. Just after 11 p.m., a southbound Florida East Coast Railroad train struck the man near Post Road, police said. The man, identified as Aaron A. Belka, 41, of Melbourne,...