All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘train derailment’

Train Derailment Injures Dozens in Arkansas

Disaster struck on Thursday as a freight train collided with a passenger train in Washington County, Arkansas. The accident has left dozens injured and has prompted an investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). According to a report from Little Rock NBC affiliate KARK, five people were critically injured in the crash and at least 20 more were injured …

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Colorado Derailment Causes Minor Oil Leak

A 100-car Pacific Union train derailed west of La Salle, Colo. on Friday at around 8:00 am. The train had been loaded in Windsor with Niobrara crude oil that was bound for New York. Union Pacific Railroad sent crews to the derailment site where they spent much of the afternoon working to clean up and contain the mess. No injuries …

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Bart Derailment: Service Stalled As Repairs Continue

A train derailment at the Concord, Calif. BART station on Friday continued to hold up services into the weekend. According to a statement by BART, the train had just gone out of service when at around 6:30 pm, some wheels went off the track. The San Jose Mercury News reported that witnesses described a “strong electrical odor” as lingering in …

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Train Derailment: Why Didn’t Pan Am Warn Public?

When a train carrying toxic materials experiences a derailment near a population, it’s generally safe to assume that the railway company responsible for the train will notify local officials immediately. This is what Jodi Ross assumed, however she was wrong. The Westford, Mass. town manager is now speaking out about the recent derailment near her town and the failure of …

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Train Derailment in Canada Causes Fire, Homes Evacuated

Fire continues to burn Wednesday after a train carrying oil derailed in New Brunswick, Canada Tuesday. The train consisted of 122 cars and four locomotives. Only eight were transporting crude oil and propane from Canada, which were destined for an Irving Oil refinery in Saint John, New Brunswick. Although there is no official explanation to why it occurred, Canada’s Transportation …

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Train Derailment: Engineer Reportedly Asleep At The Controls

The train derailment that took four lives and injured more than 60 people over the holiday weekend may have been the result of the engineer falling asleep at the controls, authorities say. William Rockefeller says he “zoned out” and was jerked to attention when a whistle went off, alerting him that the train was going much too fast. The Metro-North …

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Metro-North Train Derailment Possibly Caused By Fast Speeds

On Sunday, December 1st, 2013, a New York Metro-North commuter train unexpectedly derailed in The Bronx, killing four passengers and leaving many others injured (according to a CNN exclusive). New data compiled by the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) has concluded that excessive speed may have been a factor in the cause of Sunday’s derailment. According to a new report …

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Amtrak Derailment: Train Goes Off Track in South Carolina

This week of Thanksgiving 2013, many commuters will turn to public transportation to travel home to see their loved ones — one more time before the holiday season. With the upcoming wintry storms hitting various parts of the United States, many people may be seeking transportation alternatives more and more. Unfortunately, one incident involving public transportation made a turn for …

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Paris Train Derailment: At Least 7 Dead In Chaotic Scene

A train has derailed in Paris, leaving 7 people dead and several more injured, authorities say. The passenger train was carrying 385 people and was head to Limoges when two of the cars derailed and took others along with it. The death toll will more than likely rise as officials scour the scene, and authorities have not confirmed whether or …

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