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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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  • Actor Greg Plitt was filming when hit, killed by Metrolink train

    Actor Greg Plitt was filming when hit, killed by Metrolink train
    Filming was underway when actor and model George Gregory Plitt Jr. was fatally struck Saturday afternoon by a Metrolink train, according to Burbank police. Police have ruled out suicide as a cause of the crash, which occurred just after 4 p.m. on...
  • Fitness model struck, killed by train in Southern California; appeared on 'Days of Our Lives'

    A fitness model and actor featured on the cover of numerous fitness magazines was struck and killed by a train while filming on the tracks in Southern California, authorities said Sunday. Two men were filming George Plitt Jr., 37, on the railroad track...
  • Eurostar services between UK& France resume after smoke triggers alarm in Channel Tunnel

    Eurostar passenger services remained sporadic through the Channel Tunnel on Sunday after rail operators worked to restore normal traffic on the system a day after a smoke alarm triggered a shutdown. Services for thousands of passengers were disrupted...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • California's bullet train: We owe it to our grandchildren to get this right

    California's bullet train: We owe it to our grandchildren to get this right
    No one likes mass transit more than me, and trains are my favorite form of it. They're good for the environment, they are fun to ride, and you zip right past all the planet-killing motorists sitting in traffic. But urban planners often fall short when...
  • Later SunRail hours seen as a boon to Park Avenue merchants

    Later SunRail hours seen as a boon to Park Avenue merchants
    The news caught Patrick Chapin by surprise – and he couldn’t have been happier. “I was sort of surprised at hearing they were expanding,” he said. “We all sort of thought that expanded service would be financially...
  • Traffic: Roadwork on U.S. 1

    Traffic: Roadwork on U.S. 1
    The state Department of Transportation said that emergency roadwork on U.S. 1 North in the Nottingham area that began on Wednesday continued into Thursday morning. The roadwork between Putty Hill Avenue and Dunfield Road has closed all northbound...
  • Detours, traffic woes to end with Sinclair Lane Bridge reopening Monday, city says

    Detours, traffic woes to end with Sinclair Lane Bridge reopening Monday, city says
    A bridge replacement project that has forced nearly 30,000 drivers a day to take detours through East Baltimore will end next week after two years of cost run-ups and delays. Both Edison Highway and Sinclair Lane will reopen to traffic Monday with the...