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Train hits, kills crew member filming Gregg Allman biopic
latimes.com ^ | February 21, 2014, 2:22 p.m. | Paresh Dave

Posted on 02/22/2014 6:37:53 AM PST by BenLurkin

Seven other crew members were treated at a hospital for injuries suffered on the 110-year-old trestle above the Altamaha River in Wayne County.

Open Road Films, the film’s U.S. distributor; Unclaimed Freight, the Pasadena company producing the film; and the Georgia-based Meddin Studios film crew had permission from the railroad operator to film "Midnight Rider" near the railroad tracks, but they did not have permission to be on it, authorities said.

"I do believe there is going to be an issue about whether they had permission to be on the tracks," Wayne County Sheriff’s Det. Joe Gardner told the Los Angeles Times.

Variety reported that the film crew had been provided a train schedule by CSX and had paused for two expected trains. A third train caught them by surprise and sent people scrambling, Variety reported.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: allman; hollywood; musuc
Any time is train time.
1 posted on 02/22/2014 6:37:54 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Must a been on a wicked bummer..


2 posted on 02/22/2014 6:39:49 AM PST by ArtDodger
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To: BenLurkin

Was it a PEACH train.....

Sorry


3 posted on 02/22/2014 6:40:23 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: BenLurkin

A train going 70 mph closes on you very quickly.


4 posted on 02/22/2014 6:40:23 AM PST by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: BenLurkin
the tragedy on a CSX rail bridge

the only way to go is down

5 posted on 02/22/2014 6:43:15 AM PST by bigheadfred
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To: BenLurkin
Take your pick: Wikipedia: List of Train Songs
6 posted on 02/22/2014 6:46:46 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: BenLurkin

Railway safety is a very big issue, even a federal one. Having been through the required training on an annual basis for many of the rail systems, the word near does not describe the defined limits without railway safety personnel on site. I know that CSX is one of the most ardent enforcers of the rules.

From what I can gather from the report is the crew neglected the well defined limits as it mentions nothing about any CSX railway officials who would have known about the “surprise” train because they always are in radio contact with dispatch.


7 posted on 02/22/2014 6:51:11 AM PST by mazda77
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To: luvbach1
A train going 70 mph closes on you very quickly.

And it's funny how sometimes a train coming fast can be nearly silent, so you really have no warning.

8 posted on 02/22/2014 6:53:12 AM PST by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: BenLurkin

The Allman Brothers must be cursed!


9 posted on 02/22/2014 7:30:04 AM PST by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: BenLurkin

I am so sorry to hear about this. Unclaimed Freight has made several films and their “hey let’s put on a show” attitude is refreshing but I can see this happening because of it. I met those folks recently when their last film CBGB was premiering, and I love three of their films that not coincidentally star my favorite actor.


10 posted on 02/22/2014 7:32:06 AM PST by Moonmad27 ("I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way." Jessica Rabbit)
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To: BenLurkin

Why would anybody do a “biopic” on the least talented member of that band?


11 posted on 02/22/2014 7:33:11 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: BenLurkin

The gov’t oughta do something about trains, what with people getting killed, and all..

C’mon, Obama, you have a pen and a phone... Do something, anything!!!

Save us!!!!!


12 posted on 02/22/2014 7:33:18 AM PST by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: Cyber Liberty

Greg Allman wrote most of the hits for the Allman Brothers and The Greg Allman Band.

The guy was a major dirt bag but far from over rated as a musician.


13 posted on 02/22/2014 7:40:12 AM PST by caltaxed
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To: mazda77

You are exactly right. The firm I work for has done renovations to depots along the MoPac tracks and the safety personnel had to be there on site when construction came within so many feet of the tracks.


14 posted on 02/22/2014 7:50:35 AM PST by Walmartian (I'm their leader. Which way did they go?)
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To: BenLurkin

             

15 posted on 02/22/2014 7:52:20 AM PST by tomkat
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To: Vaquero
Was it a PEACH train.....

Cat al-Stevens already covered that.

16 posted on 02/22/2014 7:53:54 AM PST by tomkat
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To: BenLurkin
Even if the film crew did NOT have permission to be on the tracks, my guess is CSX or their insurance carrier will be out several million dollars here.

In our Just-us System, Hollywood is favored over evil railroad companies. Plus the young lady and the injured crew members are almost locals, being from the Atlanta area.
Slam dunk against CSX

17 posted on 02/22/2014 7:55:45 AM PST by Tupelo (I am feeling more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: BenLurkin

Artsy-Fartsy meets real heavy metal.


18 posted on 02/22/2014 8:07:20 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: tomkat

What? Moon shadow? ‘Splain.


19 posted on 02/22/2014 8:08:58 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vaquero
Peaceh train ?


             

20 posted on 02/22/2014 8:14:18 AM PST by tomkat
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To: tomkat

“Freight trains, each town looks the same”..


21 posted on 02/22/2014 8:17:11 AM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: ottbmare
And it's funny how sometimes a train coming fast can be nearly silent, so you really have no warning.

When I was a kid I always deer hunted by the tracks. The empty coal trains headed for the mountain were loud with plenty of warning. The loaded trains headed for the ocean were silent.

22 posted on 02/22/2014 8:23:45 AM PST by eartrumpet
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To: Cyber Liberty
Why would anybody do a “biopic” on the least talented member of that band?

Is Derek Trucks still with them, he is great? I lost interest when Dickey Betts was booted. Greg was nothing. He was the guy who was fooling around with Cher, his only claim to fame. Duane was great as was Berry Oakley.

23 posted on 02/22/2014 8:23:57 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: tomkat

Oh. Peace train. Gotcha.

Is Yusuf Islam still backing the fatwa to kill Salman Rushdie. A new ayatollah has just renewed the fatwa.


24 posted on 02/22/2014 8:27:49 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vaquero
I liked his rough soulful voice.

Heard him on Dennis Miller's radio show a while back. It was painful hearing Dennis try to get an intelligible answer out of Allman. The guy is completely addled by a lifetime of hard drugs and alcohol.

25 posted on 02/22/2014 8:31:22 AM PST by Lizavetta
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To: Vaquero
If not, the falala will be on him, ehh ?

Play muzi games, win muzi prizes !

26 posted on 02/22/2014 9:24:22 AM PST by tomkat
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To: BenLurkin

Yikes. RIP.


27 posted on 02/22/2014 12:46:41 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: tomkat

First, wasting money/effort on this film?
Then wasting a life?

Wow.


28 posted on 02/22/2014 1:13:54 PM PST by bicyclerepair (TERM LIMITS .......... TERM LIMITS .......... TERM LIMITS)
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To: BenLurkin

Who is Gregg Allman?


29 posted on 02/22/2014 1:15:57 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL
The guy is completely addled by a lifetime of hard drugs and alcohol.

He had a liver transplant a while back. The heroine, alcohol and other drugs definitely took a toll.

Rememer how great is was with the Allman Brothers playing on the eight track on a warm Friday night.

30 posted on 02/22/2014 7:33:40 PM PST by caltaxed
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To: caltaxed

right, I do remember the 8-tracks


31 posted on 02/22/2014 8:29:56 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: BenLurkin

Tuesday’s gone, with the wind....(Skynyrd song, I know)


32 posted on 02/22/2014 8:50:22 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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