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Tag Archive | "Amtrak"

Amtrak Train Derails on Overpass Over I-5 Northeast of Olympia, Washington — Kills at Least 6 People

An Amtrak passenger train derailed Monday morning, spilling multiple cars off an Interstate 5 overpass in Pierce County, Washington Multiple fatalities onboard an Amtrak Cascade train #501 when it derailed near an overpass over Interstate 5, and some of the train cars crashed to the road below. No one was killed on the roadway of […]

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Amtrak Train Derailment Near Southgate Market, South Lumber St and Roosevelt Rd, Chicago

Chicago police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 11:05 AM Monday to a report of an Amtrak train derailment at 1100 South Lumber St Chicago, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that three Amtrak cars derailed at 1400 South Lumber Street. Special Operations 2-1-9 reported that the train is about two blocks north of Roosevelt Rd […]

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Amtrak Train Crash with BNSF Welding Truck Parked Near Tracks Near Yackley Ave North of Hitchcock Ave, Lisle

Lisle police and Lisle-Woodridge firefighters 6:35 PM Saturday to a report of a train crash with a railroad maintenance truck near the Yackley Avenue bridge north of Yackley Avenue and Hitchcock Avenue, Lisle, IL. Lisle-Woodridge firefighters responded about 6:35 p.m. Saturday after a crash occurred involving an Amtrak train and a BNSF welding truck. Significant […]

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Amtrak Train Crash with a Semi-Trailer Truck Near Route 53 and New River Rd, Wilmington

Wilmington police and firefighters and paramedics responded 4:40 PM Friday to an Amtrak train crash with a semi-trailer truck at New River Road, just west of Route 53. Police and firefighter/paramedics reported that a truck was rolled over on its side. The railroad crossing is located on New River Road just west of Route 53, […]

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Updates from Philadelphia Amtrak Train Crash, Derailment: Surveillance Video Shows Power Flashes, Naval Academy Midshipman Killed

Surveillance video shows train passing at high moment before train derailment, then shows flashes during crash. The Amtrak train that derailed near Philadelphia Tuesday night, which killed at least seven people and caused over 200 people to require visits to area hospitals appeared to have been traveling at more than 100 miles an hour as […]

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Amtrak Crash in Philadelphia; Crashed Train Was En Route from Washington DC to New York City

CNN’s Sara Sidner reports from the scene of an Amtrak passenger train derailment that has left at least five people dead and many more injured. A sixth person died overnight. An Amtrak train is reported derailed in Philadelphia with injuries reported. Officials have not confirmed injuries, but photos taken by former Pennsylvania congressman Patrick J. […]

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Amtrak Train Crash with Semi-Trailer Truck in Halifax, North Carolina

An Amtrak passenger train has collided with a truck in North Carolina, toppling the engine on its side and causing several injuries. An Amtrak train collided with a semi-trailer truck on the tracks at NC-903 and US-301 in Halifax about 12:15 p.m. Monday. The train’s engine on its side and the luggage car behind the […]

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Chicago-Bound Amtrak Train Crash with Truck Near Reynolds, Indiana

Police and firefighters responded about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday to an Amtrak passenger train crash with semi-trailer sand tanker type truck just east of the intersection of White County Road 200 North and Indiana 421 near Reynolds, Indiana. Fourteen people were were reported injured in the Amtrak train crash that was headed for Chicago. The semi-trailer […]

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Amtrak Locomotive Fire at Mechanical Service Area Near Roosevelt and Canal

Locomotive #71 fire (Photo credit: Chicago Fire Department Chicago Fire Media). Chicago firefighters responded to a Still and Box Alarm about 4:04 p.m. Wednesday to a report of locomotive fire in a train yard near Roosevelt Road and Canal Street. A fire started in the locomotive engine after a mechanical problem occurred with Amtrak locomotive […]

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Oakland Low Speed Amtrak Train Collision Causes Minor Injuries to 17 Passengers

An Amtrak train traveling 15 to 20 mph crashed into a train unloading passengers at an Oakland, California, station, injuring 17 people, Amtrak and fire officials said. Service at an Oakland train station was restored Thursday morning and an investigation was under way after an Amtrak train crashed into another train that was unloading passengers, […]

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Engine Fire in Elyria, Ohio on Amtrak Train Headed to New York from Chicago

View Larger Map The lead engine of an Amtrak passenger train en route from Chicago to New York caught fire with flames shooting out of the engine as it was approaching a station in Elyria, Ohio about 6:00 am. Wednesday. The three engineers on board the locomotive got out safely after the fire broke out […]

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AC Transit bus Hit by Amtrak Train Near Oakland Coliseium, No Injuries

Oakland Fire Department and Police Department responded about 6:30 a.m. PT to an accident involving an Amtrak Train and an AC Transit Bus near 66th Avenue and San Leandro Street. The driver escaped the stalled bus about four minutes before impact. There were no passengers on the bus. There were 40 passengers on The Capitol […]

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