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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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  • 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...
  • 'Midnight Rider': Open Road Films Claims It Had No 'Operational Control' Over Production

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Open Road Films, which was to have distributed "Midnight Rider," claims in newly filed court documents that it had no "operational control" over the production, had not invested any money in it and should not be held liable for...
  • Cops: 1 dead after train collides with vehicle

    Cops: 1 dead after train collides with vehicle
    A 28-year-old Clearwater man was killed after a train collided with a vehicle in Longwood this afternoon, officials said. Longwood police and Seminole County deputies responded to the collision which happened around 2:25 p.m. near State Road 434. The...
  • Huge California mudslide may have been triggered by drought

    (Reuters) - (Story corrects first two paragraphs to say "National Forest" instead of "National Park") California's three-year drought might have triggered Mount Shasta's worst mudslide in two decades which damaged hiking trails and forced two roads to...
  • Train horns should not be a bother

    I read with interest of another train/auto tragedy — this time in Pembroke Park. I wonder what percentage of these incidents occur at railroad crossings that have hornless trains? It seems that saving lives and reducing accidents should be the...
  • Heroes honored for live-saving work

    Heroes honored for live-saving work
    St. Luke's University Hospital celebrated the resiliency of the human body and spirit Saturday by honoring two accident victims who suffered life-threatening injuries and survived because of the diligent aid of medical personnel. Sean Mathes, a 38-year-...
  • Forest Service thinks California's drought caused a massive mudslide

    Jonathan Dove was patrolling Mt. Shasta on a clear, warm afternoon when a group of backpackers asked him if Mud Creek Canyon on the Northern California peak always flowed so heavily. The U.S. Forest Service climbing ranger scrambled up a ridge to...
  • Man pulls driver from van stuck on tracks seconds before train hits in Hollywood

    Man pulls driver from van stuck on tracks seconds before train hits in Hollywood
    A man whose van became stuck on train tracks in Hollywood was pulled to safety by a stranger Friday night seconds before a freight train hit the car. Jose Anez, 43, was driving on Dixie Highway with his family around 7:30 p.m. when he saw a man...
  • Man pulled from van 'didn't even know there was a train coming'

    Man pulled from van 'didn't even know there was a train coming'
    Michael Patrick said the most frightening thing about almost being hit by a train is that he wasn't even aware one was coming. "I've got tears in my eyes," he said. "It scares the hell out of me to think that I was that close to dying. I'm scared now....
  • 'The Vampire Diaries,' 'The Originals' Crews To Hold Walkathon for Sarah Jones

    Crews from "The Vampire Diaries" and "The Originals" will hold a 5K walkathon in Atlanta on Oct. 5 to honor Sarah Jones, the camera assistant who died in February while working on the set of the film "Midnight Rider." Jones was previously a crew member...
  • CTA to replace train-damaged O'Hare escalator next year

    CTA to replace train-damaged O'Hare escalator next year
    Arriving next year at the CTA O'Hare stop: a new escalator. The CTA plans to replace the escalator damaged in March when a Blue Line train derailed and crashed into the platform. Thirty-two people were injured in the accident, and the operator of the...