Stories tagged: train
Mon., Nov. 12, 2018
Historian Robert Hyslop, in his book “Spokane Building Blocks,” explains why Spokane’s Union Station, shown under construction in 1913, was called a station and not a depot. There had already …
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.
Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 10 a.m.
Pat Monahan knows pop music remains a young person’s game. As the frontman of Train for 20 years-plus, he faces that reality with every new album as he lobbies pop …
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: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 3:34 p.m.
A passenger train collided with a cargo train in Egypt on Wednesday, killing at least 12 people, including a child, in the latest deadly accident involving the country’s underfunded and …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 4:12 p.m.
A chartered train carrying dozens of GOP lawmakers to a Republican policy retreat in West Virginia struck a garbage truck in a rural Virginia town on Wednesday. No lawmakers or …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 6:41 p.m.
A passenger truck crashed into a stopped train on Coulee Hite Road around 5:30 a.m. Friday in western Spokane County. The truck, pulling a boat and trailer, was traveling south …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 7:10 p.m.
A man died near Airway Heights on Friday after walking in front of a moving train, according to the Spokane Sheriff’s Office.
Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 8:20 a.m.
Israel’s transportation minister is pushing ahead with a plan to dig a railway tunnel under Jerusalem’s Old City, passing near sites holy to Jews, Christians and Muslims – and ending …
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 …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
Investigators are looking into whether the Amtrak engineer whose speeding train plunged off an overpass, killing at least three people, was distracted by the presence of an employee-in-training in the …
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.
Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 8:11 a.m.
A train hauling molten sulfur has derailed in Florida.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 9:58 p.m.
A judge postponed a decision on whether to allow Jeremy Christian to post bail until after she watches a defense-edited video of what transpired the day police say he stabbed …
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 …
Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 4:13 p.m.
An Illinois woman accused of taking her 6-year-old onto a commuter train to Chicago after his death last summer has been charged with first-degree murder and ordered held without bond, …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 7:09 p.m.
KELSO, Wash. – Officials say two people are dead after an Amtrak train struck a car in southwest Washington. BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas said it happened at a private railroad …
Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 11:01 a.m.
Police have arrested an 18-year-old man on England’s southeast coast in connection with the detonation of an improvised bomb on a London tube train that injured at least 29 people.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 12:03 p.m.
Mikheil Saakashvili’s strategy for returning to Ukraine despite the revocation of his citizenship changed Sunday when the stateless ex-officeholder boarded a train that runs from Poland straight into the Ukrainian …
Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 7:25 a.m.
A SEPTA Norristown High Speed Line train carrying passengers ran into an unoccupied train early Tuesday inside the 69th Street Transportation Center in Upper Darby, injuring 42 people, officials said.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 2:21 p.m.
Two passenger trains collided on Friday just outside Egypt’s Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, killing 43 people, according to authorities, the country’s deadliest rail accident in more than a decade.
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.
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 9:44 p.m.
Human error caused an Amtrak passenger train to derail as it headed north along the Washington state coast.
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 …
Mon., July 3, 2017, 8:28 a.m.
A train struck and killed a 16-year-old girl walking by railroad tracks in the Columbia River Gorge.
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 6, 2017, 5:33 p.m.
A grand jury has indicted Jeremy Christian, the man accused of killing two passengers and wounding a third on a Portland train last month.
UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017, 8:38 p.m.
The suspect charged with fatally stabbing two Portland men who tried to stop his anti-Muslim tirade against two teenage girls built a life around hate speech and his right to …
UPDATED: Sun., May 28, 2017, 8:53 p.m.
Muslims in Portland, Oregon, thanked the community for its support and said they were raising money for the families of two men who were killed when they came to the …