Stories tagged: train derailment
UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 9:07 p.m.
A 2017 deadly Amtrak train derailment in Washington state happened because the engineer lost track of where he was on the route and was going more than twice the speed …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 12:20 p.m.
Rail cars tumbled from an overpass onto a Georgia highway Saturday, causing an evacuation and traffic headaches in a small town but resulting in no injuries.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Officials will be testing a train-control system along the tracks in the South Sound this weekend.
UPDATED: Sat., June 23, 2018, 7:15 p.m.
An estimated 230,000 gallons of crude oil spilled into floodwaters in the northwestern corner of Iowa following a train derailment, a railroad official said Saturday.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 9:31 p.m.
Dozens of emergency recordings released Wednesday by South Sound 911 Dispatch provided a vivid account of what happened during the deadly Dec. 18 crash.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 2:53 p.m.
Video from the cab of the Amtrak train that hurtled off the tracks in Washington state, killing three people and injuring dozens, shows that the engineer did not appear to …
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: Mon., May 1, 2017, 11:23 p.m.
A BNSF train carrying corn derailed Monday morning south of Sandpoint.
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 4:34 p.m.
A Union Pacific train engine has derailed in southwestern Idaho.
Sat., Dec. 3, 2016, 8:43 p.m.
Six months after a train hauling Bakken crude oil derailed along the Columbia River Gorge, Washington, Oregon and other officials are still tabulating a bill to send to Union Pacific …
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 2:56 p.m.
An engineer who fell asleep at the controls of a Metro-North train and caused a derailment that killed four people in New York City has sued the railroad.
Sun., Nov. 20, 2016, 2:26 p.m.
Rescuers finished searching the last of 14 mangled train carriages that derailed in northern India, killing at least 133 people and leaving more than 200 injured, police said early Monday.
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 10:42 a.m.
A Union Pacific train derailment and hazardous chemical spill has prompted evacuations in the small southern Minnesota town of Ellendale and the closure of a state highway.
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 1:59 p.m.
An Oregon county has tentatively denied Union Pacific Railroad’s plan to add a second mainline track along the Columbia River Gorge where an oil-train derailed in June.
Mon., Sept. 26, 2016, 12:59 p.m.
Rail officials are investigating after 13 cars on a Union Pacific train derailed in Eugene.
Mon., July 4, 2016, 11:17 a.m.
Authorities say five train cars overturned outside of San Antonio, spilling about 1,000 gallons of sodium hydroxide and prompting a temporary evacuation.
Thu., June 16, 2016, 3:50 p.m.
Oregon transportation officials are asking federal rail authorities to suspend crude oil trains in the Pacific Northwest’s Columbia River Gorge until there is a better understanding of what caused a …
Sun., Feb. 22, 2015
From our archives, 100 years ago The Northern Pacific’s “crack” passenger train, the North Coast Limited, derailed between Missoula and Spokane when a derailing switch was thrown open.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 15, 2015, 11:38 a.m.
An Eastern Washington Gateway Railroad grain train jumped the track early today, derailing seven loaded cars and closing Cheney-Spokane Road on the east side of Cheney.
Wed., Oct. 8, 2014, 10:48 a.m.
WADENA, Saskatchewan — A Canadian National Railway Company freight train carrying flammable goods derailed in central Saskatchewan on Tuesday and caught fire. The Saskatchewan government said the derailment happened near …
Sat., July 26, 2014
The U.S. Department of Transportation has expanded regulation of oil trains on the fast track, with the possibility new rules could be in place by early 2015. The railroads and …
Wed., April 30, 2014, 12:46 p.m.
LYNCHBURG, Va. — Authorities were evacuating numerous buildings Wednesday afternoon after several CSX tanker cars carrying crude oil derailed in downtown Lynchburg, Va., and caught fire along the James River, …
Tue., Dec. 3, 2013, 2:13 p.m.
NEW YORK — Investigators looking into a deadly New York City train derailment say no anomalies have been found with the train’s brake system.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2012, 11:34 a.m.
Bonner County authorities have confirmed a train derailed within Sandpoint city limits today around 4 a.m.
Sun., April 1, 2012, 8:13 p.m.
Record rainfall likely caused the closure of two rail lines in North Idaho, a highway blockage in Pend Oreille County, a roof collapse in North Spokane and flooding along some …
Mon., March 21, 2011, 8 a.m.
A BNSF Railway train loaded with grain has derailed in a remote canyon in North Idaho, about 18 miles east of Bonners Ferry.
Thu., June 10, 2010
Repairs to parts of State Route 231 at Edwall that were damaged in a train derailment last week will not be completed until Friday, the Washington State Patrol reported.
Tue., June 23, 2009, 9:09 a.m.
Metro transit officials are confirming an earlier report that nine people were killed in a train collision.