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Tag Archive | "train crash"

If a 13-Year-Old Boy Could Do This to a Railcar with Such Ease in Utica, Imagine What Someone with Mass Destruction Goals Might Do on Any Unsecured Railway

The Utica Police Department believes a 13 year-old set a rail car free but did not know it would cause a crash. Video cameras at Utica’s Union Station in central New York show a runaway New York, Susquehanna and Western freight car rolling down on the county-owned tracks during the evening rush. A second camera […]

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Amtrak Train #188 Moving at 106 MPH When Engineer Applied Brakes on Curve Regulated at 50 MPH

NTSB Board Member Robert Sumwalt says the emergency brakes slowed the Amtrak train from 106 mph to 102 mph before the train derailed in Philadelphia. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released preliminary crash information at a press conference in Philadelphia just after 5:00 p.m. Wednesday describing a train that was traveling over 100 MPH […]

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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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VIDEO: Metra Train Crash with Car on UP Northwest Line at River Rd and US 14 — No Injuries

Metra train crash at River Road and Miner Street/Northwest Highway (VIDEO CREDIT: Mark Mac Macalaguin of Des Plaines). Des Plaines police and firefighters responded about 4:03 p.m. Monday, February 17, 2014 to a crash involving a Metra passenger train and a sedan at the Union Pacific NW line at River Road and Miner Street. The […]

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Bartlett Train Crash with Truck: Milwaukee West Service Stopped/Delayed in Both Directions

Bartlett firefighter/paramedics and police responded to a semi-trailer truck crash with a Metra passenger train at about 4:00 p.m. Monday. The crash involved a semi-trailer car carrier truck — the second crash involving a car carrier truck in less than 24 hours in the Chicago area. Last night a semi-trailer car carrier hit a concrete […]

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Spanish Train Driver Francisco Garzon Charged with 79 Counts of Homicide

The driver of a Spanish high-speed train that derailed and killed 79 people was released pending trial on charges of reckless homicide, a judge ruled on Sunday (July 28) night. Francisco Garzon, 52, the driver of the Spanish high-speed train that left the tracks and rolled over, has been under arrest since Thursday. Garzon is […]

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Train Driver in Custody After Santiago Crash Determined to Be Caused by High Speed

Eyewitness accounts and new video footage suggests that a Spanish train that hurtled off the rails and smashed into a retainer wall as it rounded a bend may have been going twice the recommended speed. A train crash in Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain Wednesday night killed at least 80 people and injured about […]

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Two Trains Collide Near Scott City Missouri: Collapse Bridge, Injure 7

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a cargo train collision in southeast Missouri. Authorities say a highway overpass collapsed early today when rail cars slammed into one of the bridge’s pillars after the collision. A railroad crash occurred when a Union Pacific train broadsided a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train outside of Scott City, […]

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Major Derailment: Metro-North Trains Collide in Connecticut, 20-25 Non-LifeThreatening Injuries

Two commuter trains serving New York City collided in Connecticut during Friday’s evening rush hour, injuring about 50 people, authorities said. There were no reports of fatalities. Two Metro-North Railroad trains collided after a “major derailment” near Fairfield, Connecticut, on 6:10 p.m. Friday. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority reports that “there are preliminary reports of about […]

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Driver OK After Car Was “Clipped” By Metra Train Near Quentin and Colfax Crossing, Palatine

Palatine police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 8:34 p.m. to a Metra passenger train vs. car near Quentin and Colfax. Police received a report that the driver of the car was out walking around and that no passengers aboard the Metra train were injured after a train “clipped” a car. The car was not on the […]

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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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