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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 […]

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Metra Train #107 Minor Derailment to Cause Serious Delays on North Central Line, Milwaukee District North Line and the Milwaukee District West Line

Metra train #107 derailed at 3:10 p.m. near Western Avenue in Chicago and will cause seriously delays in the evening commute on three different lines: the North Central line, Milwaukee District North Line and the […]

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CSX Train Derailment Crash with Fire Near Downtown Lynchburg, Virginia — Flames on the James River

VIDEO close up of fire at train derailment in Lynchburg, Virginia (VIDEO CREDIT: Sheri Felipe). Lynchburg police and firefighters responded about 2:00 p.m. Wednesday to a train collision and fire near the Amazement Square and […]

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CTA Blue Line Train Crashes Through Terminal Stop into Escalator at O’Hare, No Blue Line Service at O’Hare

Chicago police and firefighters responded about 3:00 a.m. to a CTA Blue Line derailment at the main platform at the bottom of the escalators at O’Hare International Airport. At least 30 people were triaged with […]

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Lawtell Train Derailment: Transportation of Highly Flammable and Corrosive Chemicals Between Lake Charles and New Orleans

Gov. Jindal Addresses train derailment in Lawtell in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Police and firefighters responded about 3:30 p.m. Sunday when at least 26 cars derailed in Lawtell, Louisiana about 60 miles west of Baton […]

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Citizens of Lac-Megantic, Quebec Furious with Crashed Train CEO and Chairman of Montreal, Maine & Atlantic, Edward Burkhardt

Anna Coren reports that the train company is the target of anger following a Canadian train wreck and explosion. Edward Burkhardt, the CEO and Chairman of Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway, who resides in Illinois […]

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Quebec Train Derailment and Crude Oil Fire Video: And Why Is Our 9-1-1 Center Adjacent Railroad Tracks?

UDPATE: Additional Raw VIDEO of Inferno after train derailment in the small Quebec town of Lac-Mégantic. Amateur video shows a massive fire that erupted after oil tanker cars derailed and exploded in a small Quebec […]

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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 […]