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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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  • Col. Jesse D. Mitchell Jr., World War II fighter pilot

    Col. Jesse D. Mitchell Jr., World War II fighter pilot
    Col. Jesse D. Mitchell Jr., a World War II P-51 Mustang combat fighter pilot who later commanded the Maryland National Guard's 175th Tactical Fighter Group, died Friday of cancer at the Charlestown Retirement Community. He was 90. The son of Jesse D....
  • Rail workers' health issues are a growing safety concern

    Visibility was 10 miles and the morning sun had pushed the temperature close to 90 as Danny Joe Hall guided his mile-long Union Pacific freight train east through the grasslands of the Oklahoma Panhandle. Near the farming town of Goodwell, federal...
  • Man killed by Metrolink train in Van Nuys

    An eastbound Metrolink train struck and killed a man a mile before the Van Nuys station late Friday afternoon, an agency official said. The incident, reported by the train crew at 4:43 p.m., occurred in an area where pedestrians are prohibited,...
  • Man killed in Amtrak accident was struck hours before being found

    Man killed in Amtrak accident was struck hours before being found
    By the time the badly-damaged body of George Thomas McAleer was found near Amtrak train tracks in Rosedale, he'd likely been dead for more than eight hours. McAleer, 26, of the 1100 block of Quantril Way in the Armistead Gardens neighborhood of...
  • Feds slam New York's Metro-North rail line for poor safety

    The Metro-North Railroad, where at least five passengers and employees have been killed in less than a year, is plagued by shortfalls in safety operation, a stinging federal report said on Friday. The report, released by the Federal Railroad...
  • Chicago train derails at O'Hare, jumps onto escalator; 32 injured

    Local and federal officials will investigate what caused a Chicago commuter train to derail Monday morning, run over a platform and scale an escalator at O’Hare International Airport, injuring as many as 32 people. No fatalities were reported,...
  • Remains of train victim mistakenly released to two funeral homes

    Remains of train victim mistakenly released to two funeral homes
    The Cook County medical examiner’s office is investigating how the remains of a train accident victim got separated and released to two different funeral homes, officials said. Some of the remains of the man, killed by a Metra train in Palatine...
  • UPDATE: Investigators Seek Answers to 'Midnight Rider' Train Accident

    Updated 1:15 p.m. PST: Investigators in Georgia are trying to determine the circumstances that led to a fatal train accident that killed a crew member on the set of the Gregg Allman biopic "Midnight Rider" near Savannah, Ga., on Thursday. The victim...
  • Train hits, kills crew member filming Gregg Allman biopic

    Train hits, kills crew member filming Gregg Allman biopic
    A 27-year-old member of a crew filming a biopic about Southern rock musician Gregg Allman was struck and killed by freight train this week in southeast Georgia. Investigators Friday were collecting video, emails and statements to figure out who might be...
  • Safety Took A Back Seat At Metro-North

    Somehow, the once-reliable Metro-North Railroad got lackadaisical about safety. The results might have been predicted: •Four major accidents in 2013, including a derailment in Bridgeport in May in which scores were injured. •A fearsome crash...
  • Guild works with agencies probing camera assistant's death in Georgia

    Guild works with agencies probing camera assistant's death in Georgia
    The union representing cinematographers and camera operators said it was working with government agencies investigating the death last week of a camera assistant working on a movie in Georgia. Sarah Jones, 27, was struck and killed by a freight train...