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Officials respond to the scene where a city bus collided with a Via Rail passenger train at a crossing in Ottawa, Ontario, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. An Ottawa Fire spokesman told CP24 television there are “multiple fatalities” and a number are injured from the bus with no injuries on the train. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Terry Pedwell)

6 killed as Canada passenger train, bus collide

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A double-decker bus collided with a passenger train in Canada’s capital Wednesday, ripping off the front of the bus and killing six people, police said. Witnesses said the bus went through […]

09/18/2013

In this July 25, 2013 file photo, a derailed train car is lifted by a crane at the site of a train accident in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. (AP Photo/Lalo R, Villar, File)

Spanish train crash driver identifies caller

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court says the driver of a train that crashed last week killing 79 people has said he was talking by phone to the train’s ticket inspector just before the accident […]

07/31/2013

This image taken from security camera video shows a train derailing in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on Wedmesday July 24, 2013. (AP Photo)

Spain investigators: Train driver was on phone

MADRID (AP) — The driver of the train that derailed and killed 79 people in Spain was on the phone and traveling at 95 mph (153 kph) — almost twice the speed limit — when […]

07/30/2013

Emergency personnel respond to the scene of a train derailment in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. (AP Photo/ El correo Gallego/Antonio Hernandez)

Spain passenger train derails, killing at least 35

MADRID (AP) — A passenger train derailed in northwestern Spain on Wednesday night, killing at least 35 people and leaving hundreds injured, officials said. Alberto Nunez Feijoo, president of the region of Galicia, said at […]

07/24/2013

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Police: 2 arrested in Canada terror plot

TORONTO (AP) — Police in Canada say two men have been arrested and charged with plotting a terrorist attack against a Canadian passenger train in an al-Qaida supported attack.

04/22/2013

High speed rail

Amtrak, California teaming up on high-speed rail

WASHINGTON (AP) — The two biggest players in the nation’s pursuit of high-speed rail say they’ll work together to search for trains that will operate at up to 220 miles per hour along both coasts of the United States.

01/17/2013

US oil production

Trains playing major role in Plains oil boom

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Energy companies behind the oil boom sweeping the Northern Plains increasingly are turning to trains to move their crude across the U.S. as existing pipelines can’t keep up with demand.

12/28/2012

Blaze at site of derailment in Ky. to keep burning

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A chemical fire at the site of a train derailment in Kentucky that forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes is expected to continue burning all day Thursday. Emergency officials […]

11/01/2012

Amtrak: Crossing gate down in Calif. train crash

HANFORD, Calif. (AP) – An Amtrak official says the crossing gate was down when a big rig hit a passenger train at a Central Valley railroad crossing, derailing the train and injuring dozens of people. […]

10/02/2012

Family searches for man who disappeared from train

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The family of a retired California man who disappeared from an Amtrak train somewhere between Denver and Chicago last week is searching for him in Nebraska. It’s not clear where 69-year-old […]

09/17/2012

Investigator: Train was going authorized speed

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) – A federal investigator says a coal train that derailed in Maryland was going the authorized speed 25 miles per hour with the engineer-in-training at the controls. Two 19-year-old college students […]

08/22/2012

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