Stories tagged: derailment
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 28, 2018, 7:44 p.m.
This teen was critically injured in the Amtrak derailment. Here’s what’s next for him.
Sixteen-year-old Timmy Brodigan, who was critically injured in the Dec. 18 Amtrak derailment near DuPont, was flown to Craig Hospital in Denver, Colorado, on Thursday morning, according to KOMO News.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 10:08 p.m.
NTSB report: Amtrak engineer missed speed-limit signs before train crashed south of Tacoma
The engineer on the Amtrak train that derailed south of Tacoma in December, killing three people and injuring dozens, said he didn’t see or didn’t recognize the signposts and signals …
Sat., Dec. 23, 2017
Outside View: Accident shows rail safety can’t be delayed
Although the NTSB investigation is just getting underway, some important questions must be answered by the public and private operators of passenger trains in Washington state and beyond.
Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 7:25 p.m.
BRIEF: Rail car gets off-track at Pasco hump yard
Officials say nothing spilled out of a rail car that tipped over Friday morning in Pasco.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 10:11 p.m.
I-5 opens after derailment cleanup
Southbound Interstate 5 between Tacoma and Olympia to be fully open by Thursday morning
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 11:15 p.m.
Speeding Amtrak train didn’t brake before fatal crash near DuPont, according to NTSB analysis of data recorders
The engineer of a train hurtling down a curving track at some 50 mph over the posted speed limit did not apply the brakes before the train began going off …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 9:26 a.m.
Amtrak train derailed on new, faster route that drew concern
A community along the new rail line where an Amtrak train derailed in a deadly crash had tried to stop the project on grounds higher-speed passenger trains would endanger pedestrians …
Tue., Dec. 19, 2017
Derailment shows vulnerability of I-5
Amtrak derailment underscores vulnerable nature of Interstate 5 as it connects Western Washington cities with other communities between the Canadian and Mexican borders.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 12:53 p.m.
Amtrak train was 50 mph over speed limit when it crashed near Olympia on inaugural run, killing at least 3
Three people were killed when an Amtrak train derailed between Tacoma and Olympia, spilling cars during the morning commute on busy Interstate 5.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 8:59 p.m.
Holiday train derails in Columbia River Gorge; no injuries
A train carrying more than 200 people on a holiday-themed ride in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon has derailed.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
NTSB: Amtrak’s lax safety culture led to crash that killed 2
A federal investigation into what caused a speeding Amtrak train to slam into a backhoe last year near Philadelphia, killing two maintenance workers, already has found evidence of a lax …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 10:20 p.m.
Spokane voters reject fines for coal, oil trains traveling through downtown
Proposition 2 was failing with only 41 percent of votes cast in favor of the measure, which had been criticized as illegal and potentially embroiling the city in costly legal …
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.