Stories tagged: derailment
Sun., Oct. 21, 2018, 1:30 p.m.
One of Taiwan’s fastest passenger trains derailed Sunday on a curve along a popular weekend route, killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 170 others, authorities said.
Wed., July 11, 2018, 7:49 a.m.
National safety board calls out the “diffusion of responsibility” by four rail agencies that didn’t challenge an unsafe curve design of the track near DuPont where the derailment occurred.
UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 4:37 p.m.
Federal safety investigators on Tuesday questioned transportation officials about last year’s Amtrak train derailment south of Seattle that killed three people and injured dozens, focusing some questions on the curve …
Mon., March 19, 2018, 8:23 a.m.
Two freight trains collided and derailed shortly before midnight, injuring four people and igniting a fire that forced nearby residents to evacuate, authorities said Monday.
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 28, 2018, 7:44 p.m.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Union Pacific train engine has derailed in southwestern Idaho.
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 10:31 a.m.
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.