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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3 Canadian Pacific Railway employees killed in train derailment near Field, British Columbia

By Melissa Gilligan and Karen Bartko, Global News; February 4, 2019 Three Canadian Pacific Railway employees were killed after their…

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Trial date set for engineer in 2015 Amtrak Northeast Corridor derailment

The Amtrak engineer charged with the deaths of eight people in a 2015 derailment in Philadelphia is scheduled to face…

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Cascades Service: Last year’s Amtrak derailment set back regional train service expansion by years

By Tom Banse, NW News Network; December 18, 2018 Last December’s Amtrak derailment near DuPont, Washington, did more than cost…

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Washington State DOT says it’s on track for train safety deadline

By Alex Bruell, Reporter, TDN.com; December 18, 2018 Amtrak and state transportation officials say they’ve completed installation of a new…

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All Aboard Florida’s Brightline spending reaches $7.2 million in Martin, Indian River counties, but for what?

By Lisa Broadt, Treasure Coast Newspapers, tcpalm.com; November 2, 2018 After spending nearly $7.2 million battling Brightline, Martin and Indian…

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Two elephants die in another Sri Lanka train collision

By AFP, Gulf News Sri Lanka; October 21, 2018 Colombo: Two elephants were killed and another critically injured Sunday crossing…

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At least 18 people are reported dead and many more injured after passenger train derails in Taiwan

By AP, AFP Staff Writers, News Corp Australia Network, Cairns Post; October 21, 2018 AT least 18 people have died…

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Canada: RCMP say first responders got to fatal train derailment as quickly as they could

From CBC News; October 3, 2018 The RCMP say emergency responders reacted as quickly as they could to a fatal…

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Canada: Union asks Manitoba’s medical examiner for inquest into fatal train derailment

By The Canadian Press, The Globe And Mail; October 2, 2018 A union is calling for an inquest into the…

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Inspector General report: Amtrak makes financial gains but safety issues persist

By Ashley Halsey III, The Washington Post; October 1, 2018 Amtrak cut its annual operating losses by nearly half last…

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