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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sen. Feinstein to herald new safety system for Metrolink trains

    Sen. Feinstein to herald new safety system for Metrolink trains
    U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) will be on hand Thursday for the debut of a sophisticated rail safety system for Metrolink, a technology she pushed for following the deadly Chatsworth crash in 2008. Feinstein, a sponsor of the Railway Safety ...
  • Metrolink to roll out collision avoidance system

    Metrolink to roll out collision avoidance system
    The Metrolink passenger railroad Thursday will become the first commuter service in the nation to roll out a sophisticated collision avoidance system designed to overcome human error. Had so-called positive train control been in place five years ago,...
  • 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-...
  • Metrolink to replace contractor to avoid train control project delays

    Metrolink to replace contractor to avoid train control project delays
    Southern California's Metrolink commuter rail agency plans to replace a key subcontractor Friday in an attempt to keep on schedule a $211-million, state-of-the-art collision avoidance system. The passenger railroad's board of directors is expected to...
  • Crude oil train accidents prompt NTSB safety recommendations

    Crude oil train accidents prompt NTSB safety recommendations
    After four major crashes involving North American trains transporting crude oil, the National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday issued three recommendations intended to protect the public in the event of future derailments, fires and spills. The...
  • 400,000 gallons of crude oil spilled in North Dakota train crash

    400,000 gallons of crude oil spilled in North Dakota train crash
    About 400,000 gallons of crude oil spilled from 18 rail cars after after a Dec. 30 derailment near Casselton, N.D., the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary investigation report Monday. An ensuing explosion sent a massive...
  • Pedestrian killed by Metro Gold Line train in South Pasadena

    Pedestrian killed by Metro Gold Line train in South Pasadena
    A man was killed Saturday by a Metro Gold Line train in South Pasadena after he did not move from the path of the oncoming train, officials said. About 4:10 p.m., a Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority train operator saw a pedestrian...