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Deadly Train Derailment Hits Philadelpia

Two people have died after a train with 341 passengers on board derailed near Philadelphia.

April 4, 2016

Analysis Forecasts Derailment Every Other Year If Oil Train Terminal Is Built

A proposal to build the largest oil train terminal in the Pacific Northwest could result in a derailment every two years and an oil spill from a derailment once every 12, according to a draft analysis by a Washington state agency.

November 30, 2015

Worn, Fractured Rail Caused Deadly Md. Derailment, NTSB Determines

By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun BALTIMORE — A worn and fractured rail along train tracks in historic Ellicott City, Md., caused the massive coal train derailment that killed two local women in 2012, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. The safety agency’s investigation took nearly two years. The NTSB said it found evidence […]

July 31, 2014

NTSB Begins Inquiry Of Fiery Crude Oil Train Derailment In Virginia

By Paresh Dave, Los Angeles Times A 105-car train stocked with Bakken shale crude oil was traveling slower than the 25-mph speed limit when 13 tankers near the front tumbled off a Virginia railroad track, causing a fire whose heat could be felt high atop neighboring skyscrapers, an official said Thursday afternoon. Jim Southworth, a U.S. […]

May 1, 2014