train derailment

This Sunday, July 6, 2014 photo by Jerry Compton provided by Wiley E. Waters Whitewater Rafting shows a freight train that derailed near Alberton in western Montana, sending three cars carrying aircraft components down a steep embankment and into the Clark Fork River on Thursday, July 3.  (AP Photo/Wiley E. Waters Whitewater Rafting, Jerry Compton)

Derailed fuselages removed from Montana river

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Crews have removed all three commercial airplane fuselages from a river embankment in western Montana after they tumbled off a train in a derailment. Montana Rail Link spokeswoman Lynda Frost tells […]

07/08/2014

New York City subway train derails in Queens

NEW YORK (AP) — A subway train derailed in a Queens tunnel on Friday, leading emergency crews to help passengers evacuate through a sidewalk exit, but authorities said there were no immediate reports of injuries. […]

05/02/2014

Signs alert travelers to the closing of the Blue Line train station Tuesday, March 25, 2015, at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago after Monday's crash of a commuter train. (AP Photo/Sun-Times Media, Brian Jackson)

Train operator asleep before Chicago crash

CHICAGO (AP) — The operator of a Chicago commuter train that crashed at O’Hare International Airport admitted she “dozed off” before the accident, waking only when the train jumped off the tracks and climbed an […]

03/26/2014

March 24, 2014: A Chicago Transit Authority train car rests on an escalator at the O'Hare Airport station after it derailed.  (AP Photo/NBC Chicago, Kenneth Webster, File)

Emergency brake failed to stop Chicago train

CHICAGO (AP) — An emergency track-side braking system activated but failed to stop a Chicago commuter train from jumping the tracks and barreling to the top of an escalator at O’Hare International Airport, a federal […]

03/25/2014

Tim DePaepe, an investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board, accompanied by Chicago Transit Authority President Forrest Claypool, right, speaks during a news conference Monday, March 24, 2014, at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. The NTSB is leading an investigation into why an eight-car Chicago public-transit train jumped the tracks, skidded across a platform and scaled an escalator that leads to one of the nation's busiest airports early Monday, injuring 32 people. (AP Photo/Carla K. Johnson)

Union: Chicago train operator ‘extremely tired’

CHICAGO (AP) — The president of a Chicago transit union said Monday there are indications that the operator dozed off before the train jumped the tracks and scaled an escalator at one of nation’s busiest […]

03/24/2014

A derailed Chicago Transit Authority train car rests on an escalator at the O'Hare Airport station early Monday, March 24, 2014, in Chicago. More than 30 people were injured after the eight-car train plowed across a platform and scaled the escalator at the underground station. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)

Train derails, climbs escalator at Chicago airport

CHICAGO (AP) — An eight-car Chicago commuter train plowed across a platform and scaled an escalator at the underground station of one of the nation’s busiest airports early Monday, injuring 32 people on board, officials […]

03/24/2014

In this July 6, 2013 file-pool photo, emergency workers examine the aftermath of a train derailment and fire in Lac-Megantic, Quebec. (AP Photo/Ryan Remiorz, File-Pool)

Rail cars used to ship oil called ‘unacceptable’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rail tank cars being used to ship crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken region are an “unacceptable public risk,” and even cars voluntarily upgraded by the industry may not be sufficient, a […]

02/26/2014

In this July 6, 2013 file-pool photo, emergency workers examine the aftermath of a train derailment and fire in Lac-Megantic, Quebec. (AP Photo/Ryan Remiorz, File-Pool)

Feds issue emergency order on oil shipments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators issued an emergency order Tuesday requiring tests of crude oil before shipment by rail to determine how susceptible the cargo is to explosion or fire, a response to a string […]

02/25/2014

A fireball goes up at the site of an oil train derailment on Dec 30, 2013, in Casselton, N.D. (AP Photo/Bruce Crummy)

NTSB: Oil train crash risks ‘major loss of life’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Warning that a “major loss of life” could result from an accident involving the increasing use of trains to transport large amounts of crude oil, U.S. and Canadian accident investigators urged their […]

01/23/2014

Fire burns on the horizon at the scene of a train derailment near Plaster Rock, New Brunswick on Wednesday Jan. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Tom Bateman)

Train carrying oil derails, catches fire in Canada

PLASTER ROCK, New Brunswick (AP) — Officials in Canada said a derailed freight train carrying crude oil and propane continued to burn Wednesday morning, while they prepared to launch aerial surveillance and more than 100 […]

01/08/2014

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Empty Amtrak train derails in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Transit officials say minor rail delays occurred after an Amtrak train carrying no passengers derailed in Los Angeles.

02/03/2013