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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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  • Man struck, killed by Metra train in La Grange

    Man struck, killed by Metra train in La Grange
    A 66-year-old man was fatally struck by a Metra train as he apparently tried to cross the train tracks in west suburban La Grange on Tuesday evening, authorities said. The man was struck about 7:25 p.m. by an express train headed outbound from Chicago on...
  • Gregg Allman sues producers of 'Midnight Rider'

    Further clouding efforts to revive production of the movie "Midnight Rider," Gregg Allman now says the movie's producers don't have the right to tell his story. The rock and blues singer, and a founder member of Allman Brothers Band, has filed a lawsuit...
  • 'Midnight Rider': Gregg Allman Agrees to Drop Lawsuit Against Producers

    Gregg Allman has agreed to drop his two-week-old lawsuit seeking to block production of "Midnight Rider," based on the singer's life. Allman had filed the suit in state court in Georgia on April 28, seeking to block the production of "Midnight Rider"...
  • Report: 'Midnight Rider' Director Says It Was 'Not My Job' to Obtain Permits to Shoot on Tracks

    Appearing at a court hearing on Monday, "Midnight Rider" director Randall Miller said that other members of the crew were tasked with obtaining written permits to shoot on CSX train tracks on Feb. 20, when an oncoming freight train unexpectedly came on...
  • Delays on UP North Line after derailment

    Delays on UP North Line after derailment
    Delays were running as long as 20 minutes on Metra's Union Pacific North Line this morning after a train derailed Sunday evening, according to Metra officials. No passengers were on Train 826 when it derailed close to a train yard near Waukegan, Metra...
  • Rail workers' health issues are a growing safety concern

    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,...
  • Bicyclist dies after being struck by train in Elgin

    Bicyclist dies after being struck by train in Elgin
    A person riding a bicycle across train tracks in Elgin was pronounced dead overnight after being struck by a freight train, officials said. Elgin police and fire department officials responded at 12:35 a.m. to the National Street Train Station after the...
  • Sarah Jones Hollywood memorial draws calls for safer film sets

    Sarah Jones Hollywood memorial draws calls for safer film sets
    At least 500 film industry workers gathered in West Hollywood on Friday night to pay tribute to Sarah Jones, the 27-year-old assistant camerawoman killed on a film set last month in Georgia. Hundreds of union members walked along Sunset Boulevard from...
  • Oscars 2014 : Sarah Jones ('Midnight Rider') unlikely for tribute segment

    Oscars 2014 : Sarah Jones ('Midnight Rider') unlikely for tribute segment
    A petition to include Sarah Jones, the camera assistant killed on a film set in Georgia last week, in the Oscars "in memoriam" tribute has so far failed to sway the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Two sources close to the academy said Jones...
  • Metrolink launches new train control safety system

    Metrolink launches new train control safety system
    In a ceremony that remembered victims of the deadly Chatsworth crash in 2008, the Metrolink passenger railroad Thursday launched a state-of-the-art safety system along sections of its 512-mile network in Southern California. The rollout of "positive...
  • Passenger train hits truck left on tracks in Vista; driver arrested

    Passenger train hits truck left on tracks in Vista; driver arrested
    A man in Vista was arrested Thursday night after leaving his truck on the railroad tracks, where it was hit by a train and sustained "major damage," the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said. The man, whose name was not released, was arrested on...