Rail accidents

March 10, 2019 - 12:08 pm
BERLIN (AP) — German train company Deutsche Bahn is halting long-distance and some regional train traffic in the west of the country because of a storm. The company said Sunday it's stopping trains at stations in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia because several lines have been blocked by...
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Emergency personnel look over a train that derailed after striking a vehicle in Westbury, N.Y., Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. 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. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
February 27, 2019 - 4:28 pm
WESTBURY, N.Y. (AP) — A witness told police that the driver who caused a deadly crash by trying to go around a lowered railroad gate on New York's Long Island was fleeing the scene of an earlier crash, a police official said Wednesday. "The witness said that individual was involved in an accident...
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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 - 1:45 pm
CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on the deadly fire at the Egyptian capital's main train station (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Egypt's prosecutor general says an investigation has determined that the deadly locomotive accident in Cairo's main train station was triggered by a brawl between two train...
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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 - 9:50 am
CAIRO (AP) — A locomotive crashed into a barrier at the Egyptian capital's main train station on Wednesday, causing its fuel tank to explode and triggering a huge fire, killing at least 25 people, officials said. Railway officials said the single railcar was traveling too fast when it collided head...
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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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Emergency personnel work on one of two commuter trains that collided between the towns of Sant Vicenc de Castellet and Manresa, northwest of Barcelona, Spain, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. Two passenger trains rammed head-on into each other on a track Friday, killing at least one person and injuring about 100 others, most of them slightly, authorities said. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)
February 09, 2019 - 3:15 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Two passenger trains rammed head-on into each other on a track near Barcelona on Friday, killing one person and injuring about 100 others, most of them slightly, authorities said. The commuter trains collided in the evening between the towns of Sant Vicenc de Castellet and...
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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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FILE - In this April 9, 2014, file photo, Richard Jones, right, sits next to wife Elizabeth as they sit in their attorney's office while talking about their daughter Sarah Jones, the 27-year-old camera assistant killed Feb. 20 by a freight train while filming a movie in southeast Georgia, in Atlanta. A railroad owner has settled a civil lawsuit by the family of a film worker killed in the 2014 train collision on its tracks in Georgia, ending the company's appeal of a $3.9 million jury verdict in the case. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
January 30, 2019 - 5:13 pm
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A railroad owner settled a wrongful death lawsuit by the family of a film worker killed in 2014 when a train slammed into a crew shooting a movie about singer Gregg Allman, ending the company's appeal of a $3.9 million jury verdict. Chatham County State Court records show CSX...
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FILE- In this March 26, 2018, file photo, a Norfolk Southern freight train rolls through downtown Pittsburgh. Norfolk Southern Corp. reports financial results Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
January 24, 2019 - 2:39 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The economy appears strong to the major freight railroads that haul the products and raw materials companies rely on, but the lingering trade disputes could derail business if they continue. Union Pacific and CSX railroads both sounded optimistic about the economy when they...
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