Rail accidents

FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2013 file photo, a fireball goes up at the site of an oil train derailment near Casselton, N.D. The Trump administration is withdrawing a proposal for freight trains to have at least two crew members that was drafted in response to explosions of crude oil trains in the U.S. and Canada. Transportation officials said Thursday, May 23, 2019 that a review of accident data did not support the notion that having one crew member is less safe than a multi-person crew. (AP Photo/Bruce Crummy, File)
May 23, 2019 - 9:13 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday it was withdrawing a proposal for freight trains to have at least two crew members, nullifying a safety measure drafted under President Barack Obama in response to explosions of crude oil trains in the U.S. and Canada. A review of...
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Drivers Joey Logano (22) and Austin Dillon (3) practice for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Friday, May 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)
May 10, 2019 - 6:50 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. should know how to get around Kansas Speedway in a hurry. He won both races at the 1 1/2-mile track just west of downtown Kansas City during his 2017 championship season. He has an astonishing eight top-five finishes, more than any other track, his run of...
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May 10, 2019 - 1:49 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota is preparing to sue Washington state over a new Washington law requiring oil shipped by rail through that state to have more of its volatile gases removed, which supporters say would reduce the risk of explosive and potentially deadly derailments. North Dakota...
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April 24, 2019 - 11:04 am
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — No one was hurt when a Union Pacific train carrying ethanol derailed in a residential area in Fort Worth and caught fire. Union Pacific spokeswoman Kristen South says the train derailed at about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday near Echo Lake in Fort Worth. South says the fire was...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 file photo, emergency personnel work at the scene of a train crash involving a garbage truck struck by a train carrying Republican congressmen in Crozet, Va. Federal investigators have released nearly 100 documents that detail last year's fatal accident. National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Keith Holloway said the information was made public Tuesday, March 19, 2019 "in anticipation that a final report may be issued soon." (Allison Wrabel/ The Daily Progress via AP, File)
March 19, 2019 - 5:55 pm
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Federal investigators released nearly 100 documents Tuesday that detail last year's fatal accident between a trash truck and an Amtrak train that was carrying Republican lawmakers in rural Virginia. Photos, witness accounts and other information were made public ahead of a final...
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People look at a damaged train inside Ramsis train station in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. An Egyptian medical official said at least 20 people have been killed and dozens injured after a railcar rammed into a barrier inside the station causing an explosion of the fuel tank and triggering a huge blaze that engulfed that part of the station. The head of the Cairo Railroad Hospital said the death toll is expected to rise further. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
February 27, 2019 - 7:57 am
CAIRO (AP) — A locomotive crashed into a barrier at Cairo's main train station at high speed on Wednesday, causing its fuel tank to explode and triggering a huge fire, leaving at least 25 people dead, officials said. Railway officials said the single railcar was traveling too fast when it collided...
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People gather outside Ramsis train station in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. An Egyptian medical official says 20 people have been killed and dozens injured when a major fire erupted at the main train station in Cairo. Mohammed Said, the head of the Cairo Railroad hospital, says the death toll is expected to rise further following the blaze on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
February 27, 2019 - 5:41 am
CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on the deadly fire at the Egyptian capital's main train station (all times local): 12:40 p.m. An Egyptian medical official says the death toll from a train fire in Cairo's central railway station has risen to 25. Mohammed Said, the head of the Cairo Railroad hospital, says...
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Firefighters work the scene of a collision involving a Manhattan-bound commuter train and a vehicle in Westbury, N.Y., Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. The Long Island Rail Road says service was suspended Tuesday evening in both directions on the Ronkonkoma and Huntington/Port Jefferson branches. (Howard Schnapp/Newsday via AP)
February 26, 2019 - 11:42 pm
WESTBURY, N.Y. (AP) — Two commuter trains traveling in opposite directions collided with a vehicle on the tracks in Westbury, killing all three occupants in the vehicle before one of the trains derailed and tore into a concrete platform Tuesday night, according to officials. Nassau County Police...
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Patricia Bailey, center, and Annette Saba, right, celebrate as they disembark an Amtrak passenger train in Eugene, Ore. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. The train traveling from Seattle to Los Angeles with 183 passengers got stranded in the snowy mountains of Oregon for at least 36 hours, putting a strain on passengers as food, patience and even diapers ran short. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch)
February 26, 2019 - 8:02 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Amtrak train with almost 200 people aboard hit downed trees during a blizzard and got stranded in the Oregon mountains for a day and a half, but passengers and crew banded together during the ordeal that ended Tuesday. "It was really nice to meet people pulling together,"...
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This image released by Netflix shows Sandra Bullock in a scene from the film, "Bird Box." Netflix’s post-apocalyptic survival film is drawing criticism for using footage of a real fiery train disaster but the streaming giant has no plans to remove it. The footage concerns a 2013 tragedy in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic when an unattended train carrying crude oil rolled down an incline, came off the tracks and exploded into a massive ball of fire, killing 47 people. (Saeed Adyani/Netflix via AP)
January 30, 2019 - 10:11 pm
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada's Parliament has passed a motion saying Netflix should compensate the people of Lac-Megantic, Quebec, for using footage of the 2013 rail disaster in the post-apocalyptic survival film "Bird Box." The footage involved the disaster created when an unattended train...
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