Stories tagged: derailment
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 12:34 p.m.
Freight train derails, sending train car into home; 1 hurt
Authorities say a freight train has derailed and crashed into a home in Atlanta, knocking it askew and injuring a man.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 10:40 p.m.
30 coal cars derail in northwest Montana
A train hauling coal derailed Sunday night in northwest Montana, spilling multiple cars-worth of coal near the town of Noxon.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 3:44 p.m.
Most residents allowed home after Pennsylvania derailment
Authorities say most residents are being allowed to return to the homes they were forced to leave after a train derailment and resulting fires in their small Pennsylvania town.
Mon., July 24, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
Nobody hurt as 21 coal-hauling cars derail in San Antonio
Officials say 21 freight cars hauling coal from Wyoming have derailed in South Texas as temperatures reached the triple digits.
Wed., July 19, 2017, 7:20 a.m.
Bad track caused Penn Station derailment
A report shows that a faulty track condition caused a recent train derailment at New York’s Penn Station in an area where Amtrak is performing repairs this summer.
UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 10:39 p.m.
Fines for coal, oil trains in downtown Spokane likely headed for ballot amid legal concerns
The Spokane County Elections Office confirmed Wednesday a measure proposing fines on certain coal and oil trains traveling through downtown had enough valid signatures to be put to voters in …
Wed., July 5, 2017, 9:36 a.m.
Amtrak train derailed on special section of track
The Amtrak train that derailed Sunday was traveling through a section of track that contains a switch that will nudge a train off-course if the draw-span on the approaching bridge …
Tue., July 4, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
North Dakota may halt rail inspections aimed at derailments
The end of the line may be in sight for a North Dakota safety program aimed at lowering the risk of disastrous train derailments involving the state’s crude oil.
UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017, 1:13 p.m.
Train cars derail in Washington; minor injuries reported
Portions of an Amtrak passenger train derailed Sunday near a town in Washington state’s Pierce County.
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 6:57 p.m.
Subway train derails, scaring passengers and injuring dozens
A subway train derailed Tuesday as it entered a station, tossing people to the floor, forcing hundreds of shaken-up passengers to evacuate through darkened tunnels and delivering another jolt to …
Fri., April 7, 2017, 6:02 p.m.
Train derails near Chewelah
A train derailed north of Chewelah near Duncan Road late Thursday night and officials believe the short line Kettle Falls International Railway will be closed at least through Monday.
UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017, 4:22 p.m.
Mudslide causes train to derail in Boundary County
A mudslide caused a dozen train cars to derail and some tumbled down a steep hillside Wednesday morning in Boundary County, Idaho.
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 4:34 p.m.
Train engine derails in southwestern Idaho
A Union Pacific train engine has derailed in southwestern Idaho.
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 10:31 a.m.
Coal train partially derails in southwest Washington
A single car on a train carrying coal from Montana to British Columbia partially derailed in southwestern Washington state, but it remained upright and none of the coal spilled.
Sat., Nov. 19, 2016, 10:39 p.m.
Train derails in north India, killing 90 and trapping others
Rescue workers used gas cutters to pull out survivors after 14 coaches of a passenger train rolled off the track, killing at least 90 people in northern India early Sunday, …
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 7:18 a.m.
Train collision in Florida injures 2; mangles train cars
Authorities say two trains loaded with coal and phosphate rock collided in central Florida, derailing and sending at least 20 train cars tumbling over. Two people sustained minor injuries.
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 10:50 a.m.
Police: 7 killed in London tram derailment
Seven people were killed and more than 50 injured when a tram derailed while rounding a tight curve in a rainstorm in south London Wednesday, police said.
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016
Fire Chief Jim Appleton: Lesson of derailment: Ban oil trains
Everything possible should be done to discourage crude oil by rail and, ultimately, the mode and the cargo should be declared unsafe and illegal.
Fri., Aug. 12, 2016, 4:38 p.m.
Stuckart to ask City Council to reconsider ballot measure fining coal, oil trains
City Council President Ben Stuckart said it may have been “hasty” to ask voters if the city should fine coal and oil train operators and will ask the measure be …
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016, 11:30 a.m.
Train car derails in Iowa, hits bar called DeRailed
Police say a freight train car that derailed in northern Iowa rolled into and damaged a trackside tavern called DeRailed.
Mon., July 25, 2016, 9:22 p.m.
Spokane City Council asks voters to determine if coal, oil trains should be fined
The ordinance before voters in November cites concerns about a derailment polluting water in the Spokane aquifer and Spokane River. City Councilmember Breean Beggs said he believes Congress has given …
Mon., July 25, 2016, 1:58 p.m.
Canada to ban rail cars involved in fiery Quebec derailment
Canada’s transport minister says the rail car model involved in a fiery crash that killed 47 people in Quebec three years ago will no longer be allowed to transport oil …
Tue., July 12, 2016, 5:24 p.m.
Slow progress seen on rupture-prone rail cars
Slow progress has been made on efforts to upgrade or replace tens of thousands of rupture-prone rail cars used to transport oil and ethanol, despite numerous fiery derailments that prompted …
Mon., July 4, 2016, 11:17 a.m.
Five train cars derail in Texas, spilling chemical, injuring 2
Authorities say five train cars overturned outside of San Antonio, spilling about 1,000 gallons of sodium hydroxide and prompting a temporary evacuation.
Sun., June 12, 2016, 7:05 p.m.
Union Pacific railroad fined over $7 million in two years
Union Pacific penalties surpass those of every railroad nationwide for the past two years.
Sat., June 11, 2016, 3:41 p.m.
Railroad says broken bolt caused Oregon train derailment
Railroad officials say at least one broken bolt holding the rail in place caused the fiery derailment of a Union Pacific train moving volatile crude oil through the Columbia River …
Fri., June 10, 2016, 2:10 p.m.
Sue Lani Madsen: Don’t let emotions over train derailment impede good decision-making about the movement of cargo
Sue Lani Madsen says emotions in the wake of a rail accident like that in Mosier, Oregon, can interfere with good decision-making about the movement of cargo.
Thu., June 9, 2016, 1:23 p.m.
Northwest tribal leaders highlight risks of oil trains
Leaders of several Northwest tribes are gathering at the site of last week’s fiery train derailment to highlight the risks of moving volatile crude oil along the Columbia River.
Thu., June 9, 2016, 10:28 a.m.
Port of Vancouver rail maintenance goes the extra mile for safety, official says
Hundreds of things could go wrong with the thousands of locomotives pulling millions of tons of cargo across the country every day. So the Port of Vancouver maintains its 38 …
Wed., June 8, 2016, 10:48 a.m.
Oil removed from train that derailed in Columbia River town, Oregon official says
Crews have removed the last of the crude oil from a train that derailed Friday in the tiny Columbia River Gorge town of Mosier.