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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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  • SunRail accident-prone during first 5 months

    SunRail accident-prone during first 5 months
    Since it started carrying passengers in May, SunRail commuter trains have collided with four vehicles and run over a man lying on the tracks. That leaves SunRail three accidents short of the A-train in Denton County, Texas, for the most first-year...
  • Worker on film about Gregg Allman pleads not guilty over fatal Georgia train accident

    By Rich McKay ATLANTA, Sept 30 (Reuters) - A filmmaker pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges stemming from a deadly train wreck in southeast Georgia on the set of a movie about rock singer Gregg Allman, prosecutors said. Hillary Schwartz, first...
  • Longwood hopes apartments near SunRail station spark economic growth

    Longwood hopes apartments near SunRail station spark economic growth
    SunRail backers have long said that the commuter train will do more than simply transport riders between Volusia and Osceola counties. It also is expected to spur economic development near stations along the route. Now Longwood — which has...
  • 'Midnight Rider' First A.D. Indicted on Involuntary Manslaughter Charge

    Hillary Schwartz, first assistant director on "Midnight Rider," is expected to be booked on Tuesday in Wayne County, Ga. on charges of involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass related to the Feb. 20 train accident on the set that killed camera...
  • Inspectors find scores of defects on CSX rails across the state

    Inspectors find scores of defects on CSX rails across the state
    In the days after a train carrying highly flammable oil to Yorktown plunged off its tracks in downtown Lynchburg, dumping 15 cars into the James River and sparking a fire so intense that emergency crews had to simply let it burn itself out, federal...
  • Metra train fatally strikes person in Edgewater

    Metra train fatally strikes person in Edgewater
    A Metra train fatally struck a person early Monday morning in the Edgewater neighborhood. A female, whose age was not available, fell onto the train tracks around 12:55 a.m. near the intersection of North Ravenswood and West Granville avenues, said...
  • MTA Police Say Trespasser Dies After Being Hit By Train Near Fairfield Station

    MTA Police Say Trespasser Dies After Being Hit By Train Near Fairfield Station
    FAIRFIELD — MTA police said a trespasser was struck and killed by a Metro-North train about 8 p.m. Saturday near the Fairfield Metro station. MTA police in the railroad's New Haven-based police office confirmed the fatality but had no other...
  • Backers of maglev train are betting big on a vision that has failed before

    Backers of maglev train are betting big on a vision that has failed before
    The circle of political power brokers and deep-pocketed investors hatched their plan more than three years ago, seeing promise in a project deemed wildly unrealistic by some and stubbornly unattainable by others. With billions in backing from the...
  • Metra repairing 167th Street rail crossing

    Metra repairing 167th Street rail crossing
    Metra will be repairing the railroad crossing at 167th Street near 108th Avenue in Orland Park beginning next week, village officials said Friday. Detour routes around the crossing will be in place during the repairs, expected to last from Oct. 2 to...
  • Blotter: Underage drinking in Barrington

    Blotter: Underage drinking in Barrington
    The following items were taken from Barrington police reports: A 15-year-old North Barrington girl and a 16-year-old South Barrington girl were charged with consumption of alcohol by a minor in the 600 block of West Main Street on Sept. 12. They were...
  • Traffic: Collision on MD 2 in Arnold

    Traffic: Collision on MD 2 in Arnold
    A collision on MD 2 South in Arnold prior to U.S. 50 has closed both southbound traffic lanes and the southbound right shoulder at 8:55 a.m. on Friday, according to the state Department of Transportation. A collision on I-95 South in Baltimore City prior...