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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 freight train in Pacoima

    A middle-aged man was struck and killed by a freight train in Pacoima early Saturday morning, police said. The incident happened about 2 a.m. at Van Nuys Boulevard and San Fernando Road, police said. The man, whose identity has not been released, was...
  • Rail industry seeks delay for automated safety system

    Rail industry seeks delay for automated safety system
    WASHINGTON -- The railroad industry pressed lawmakers Thursday to extend a deadline for installing safety measures that were proposed after a 2008 collision involving a Los Angeles commuter train killed 25 people and injured more than 130 others. The...
  • Blind man survives being run over by Metro train

    Blind man survives being run over by Metro train
    This post has been updated A blind man who fell off the edge of a subway platform Thursday afternoon and into the path of an oncoming Metro train survived the accident mostly unharmed, officials said. "It really is a miracle," Los Angeles County...
  • Father, daughter killed in crash at rail crossing

    Father, daughter killed in crash at rail crossing
    A man drove through a railroad crossing gate and was hit by a Metra train in Round Lake Park, killing him and his 7-year-old daughter Wednesday, officials said. The gate had been fixed just hours earlier, but there was no indication the gate was...
  • 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...
  • New contractor hired for Metrolink crash-avoidance safety system

    New contractor hired for Metrolink crash-avoidance safety system
    Officials of the Metrolink commuter railroad on Friday hired a new company to provide a key component for the line’s $211-million state-of-the-art collision avoidance system. The railroad’s board of directors unanimously awarded a $6.8-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Metra: North Central line won't reopen until Wednesday

    Metra: North Central line won't reopen until Wednesday
    Metra's North Central line won't reopen until Wednesday as crews continue to clear and repair tracks after a freight car derailed just after midnight today near Mundelein. Canadian National isn't expected to complete the work along the single track...
  • 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...
  • 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...