Washington State: State senators to unveil plan for oversight of Sound Transit after fatal Dupont derailment

By News Staff, KIRO 7; May 23, 2019 DUPONT, Wash. – State senators are set to unveil a plan for…

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Washington State Department Of Transportation to replace its Talgo railcars like those in the 2017 Amtrak crash near DuPont ‘as soon as possible’

By Mike Lindblom, Staff Reporter; The Seattle Times; May 22, 2019 More than 50 Talgo railcars that have served the…

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National Transportation Safety Board ‘amazed at the amount of failure’ by agencies in fatal 2017 Amtrak derailment south of Tacoma, Washington

By Mike Lindblom, Staff Reporter, Seattle Times; May 21, 2019 Washington state’s lightweight Talgo trains that carried 800,000 Amtrak Cascades…

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Passenger train in India derails after hitting buffalo

From TNN, The Times of India; May 14, 2019 Vijayawada: Vijayawada-Machilipatnam DEMU (Train number 7721 .. Click here to read the…

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High winds cause BNSF freight train to derail in Chase County, Kansas

By News Staff, KAKE; April 29, 2019 MATFIELD GREEN, Kan. (KAKE) – Authorities say it could be early Tuesday morning…

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A fiery Fort Worth, Texas train derailment could change how railroads handle hazardous cargo

By Gordon Dickson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; April 26, 2019 FORT WORTH Some tanker cars involved in a fiery train derailment…

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Did heavy rainfall cause a train derailment, massive ethanol fire in Fort Worth?

By Gordon Dickson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; April 24, 2019 FORT WORTH Did an incredibly powerful rainfall early Wednesday contribute to…

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Boston: ‘Human error’ likely cause of Commuter Rail crash, derailment that shut down Fairmount Line

From WHDH 7 News; April 10, 2019 BOSTON (WHDH) – The Fairmount Commuter Rail Line was shut down for about…

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Investigation into VIA Rail Canada derailment near Moncton, New Brunswick continues, broken railway pieces sent for testing

By Alexander Quon, Online Producer/Reporter, Global News; April 8, 2019 The team of federal investigators examining the derailment of a…

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Canadian National suspends practice of laying materials between railway tracks

By Alexandra Mazur and Neil McArtney, Global News; March 28, 2019 CN Rail has confirmed to Global News that they…

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Utah officials explode derailed Union Pacific train cars carrying propane

By The Associated Press, San Francisco Chronicle; April 1, 2019 SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities have exploded 11 rail…

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Spring is here and the bears are out in Banff National Park — including the one they call The Boss

By The Canadian Press, National Post; March 26, 2019 BANFF, Alta. — The bears are out and about in Banff…

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‘It could have easily derailed’: VIA Rail insider on train accident near Debert, Nova Scotia

By Elizabeth McSheffrey, Reporter, Global News; March 25, 2019 No one was hurt when a passenger train stopped on the…

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Bomb Cyclone Winds Blow Union Pacific Freight Train Off Railroad Bridge in New Mexico

By Kyle Cheromcha, The Drive; March 14, 2019 A unusually powerful “bomb cyclone” storm system sweeping across the central United…

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Amtrak City of New Orleans Bourbonnais crash aftermath brought improvements

By John Dykstra, Daily Journal; March 14, 2019 A pair of cement barriers block off the roadway. The first is…

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Amtrak City of New Orleans Bourbonnais, Illinois tragedy turning point for survivors

By Laura McElroy, Daily Journal; March 14, 2019 The clock read 9:48 p.m. on Monday, March 15, 1999. Time stood…

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Spilled grain from Banff Canadian Pacific freight train derailment could be a problem for bears: Parks Canada

By The Canadian Press And Amanda Stephenson, Calgary Herald; March 1, 2019 Spilled grain from a freight train derailment could…

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Fired engineer recounts deadly crash between Amtrak’ Silver Star and CSX freight train in South Carolina on 60 Minutes

From CBS News; February 28, 2019 Mark James describes the deadly crash of an Amtrak passenger train into his CSX…

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Canadian transport minister orders all trains to use hand brakes after fatal derailment

By Brennan Doherty, The Star Calgary; February 8, 2019 CALGARY—Days after a Canadian Pacific Railway train began sliding down a…

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Canadian Pacific Railway update on Field, British Columbia derailment

A press release from Canadian Pacific Railway; February 8, 2019: CALGARY, Feb. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Canadian Pacific (TSX: CP)…

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Teamsters Canada Applauds Order to Use Train Handbrakes on Mountain Slopes

A press release from Teamsters Canada; February 8, 2019: Calgary, Feb. 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Teamsters are applauding Transport…

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‘A major challenge:’ Railway in British Columbia derailment details harsh weather challenges

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press, CTV News; February 8, 2019 CALGARY — A report by the railway company involved…

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British Columbia: Doomed Canadian Pacific freight train had speed control problems hours before derailment, says railway source

By Bill Kaufmann, Calgary Herald; February 6, 2019 The freight train involved in a fatal derailment was flagged for speed…

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Port Authority bills Norfolk Southern $3 million and questions safety of double-stacked rail cars

By Ed Blazina, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; February 5, 2019 Port Authority has joined North Side residents, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation…

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Canadian Transportation Safety Board says Canadian Pacific freight train began to move on its own, derailing 99 cars and killing three crew

By The Canadian Press, Edmonton Journal; February 5, 2019 CALGARY — Investigators say a Canadian Pacific freight train was parked…

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