Stories tagged: derailment
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2016, 4:34 P.M.
Train engine derails in southwestern Idaho
A Union Pacific train engine has derailed in southwestern Idaho.
WEDNESDAY, 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.
SATURDAY, 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, …
WEDNESDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, 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.
SUNDAY, 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.
FRIDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, 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.
MONDAY, 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 …
MONDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, 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 …
MONDAY, 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.
SUNDAY, 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.
SATURDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, 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.
THURSDAY, 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.
THURSDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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.
MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2016, 10:44 A.M.
Three dead, 10 hospitalized as Belgian trains collide
A passenger train slammed at high speed into a slow-moving freight train in eastern Belgium, killing three people and sending 10 others to the hospital, authorities said Monday. The accident …
UPDATED: MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2016, 11:23 A.M.
Union Pacific resumes service after derailment
Union Pacific has resumed train service through the Oregon city affected by last week’s fiery derailment.
SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2016, 5:20 P.M.
Track failure likely cause of oil train derailment in Oregon
Track failure was likely the cause of the oil train derailment in Oregon, an official with Union Pacific Railroad said Sunday.
SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2016, 2:22 P.M.
Crews work to contain oil sheen after Oregon train derailment
Environmental crews worked Saturday to contain a sheen of oil that appeared in the Columbia River along the Washington-Oregon border after a Union Pacific train derailed and caught fire, but …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2016, 2:08 P.M.
Train carrying automobiles derails in southwest Idaho
A Union Pacific Railroad train carrying automobiles derailed in Nampa on Wednesday.
THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016, 4:16 P.M.
Feds: Amtrak must retrain track workers on basic safety
Amtrak has been ordered to retrain rail workers on basic safety rules days after a train going 106 miles per hour struck and killed two Amtrak employees working on the …
THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016, 2:52 P.M.
Ecology asking for comment on proposed oil-by-rail rules
The state Department of Ecology is proposing two new rules regulating the transportation of oil by rail in the state and wants public comment on both proposals.
THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016, 1:02 P.M.
Feds: Amtrak must retrain track workers on basic safety
Amtrak has been ordered to immediately retrain track workers on basic safety rules after a passenger train struck and killed two Amtrak employees near Philadelphia.
SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2016, 1:07 P.M.
Amtrak train hits equipment on track; 2 workers die
An Amtrak train struck a piece of construction equipment just south of Philadelphia on Sunday causing a derailment, killing two Amtrak workers and sending more than 30 passengers to hospitals, …
TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016, 5:56 P.M.
NTSB says feed truck shifted track before Amtrak accident
A truck used to deliver feed to a business where cattle are fattened hit a train track and shifted it at least a foot before an Amtrak train derailed in …
MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016, 6:29 A.M.
Dozens hospitalized after Kansas train derailment
At least 29 people have been taken to hospitals after an Amtrak passenger train derailed in rural southwest Kansas early Monday, authorities said.