Rail accidents

July 03, 2020 - 7:11 am
GENEVA (AP) — Two trains collided in a tunnel on a mountain railway in Switzerland on Friday, slightly injuring a few people, the railway operator said. A car shuttle train transporting about 15 vehicles hit the side of a local passenger train with about 30 people on board that was traveling in the...
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June 14, 2020 - 9:19 am
PRAGUE (AP) — A regional passenger train in the Czech Republic collided Sunday with a bus and derailed, injuring 12 people, officials said. The Rail Safety Inspection said the accident occurred Sunday morning at a crossing near the town of Benesov located southeast of Prague. The agency said five...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2016, file image from video provided by KGW-TV, smoke billows from a Union Pacific train that derailed near Mosier, Ore., in the Columbia River Gorge. The Trump administration on Monday, May 11, 2020, moved to block a Washington state law that imposed safety restrictions on oil shipments by rail in response to numerous explosive accidents. The Department of Transportation determined federal law preempts the state's mandate that crude from the oil fields of the Northern Plains have more of its volatile gases removed prior to being loaded onto rail cars. (KGW-TV via AP, File)
May 11, 2020 - 8:48 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday moved to block a Washington state law that imposed safety restrictions on oil shipments by rail following a string of explosive accidents. The Department of Transportation determined federal law preempts the Washington law adopted last year...
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This aerial image taken from video provided by KABC-TV shows a Pacific Harbor Line train that derailed Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at the Port of Los Angeles after running through the end of the track and crashing through barriers, finally coming to rest about 250 yards from the docked U.S. Navy Hospital Ship Mercy. The train engineer intentionally drove the speeding locomotive off a track at the Port of Los Angeles because he was suspicious about the presence of a Navy hospital ship docked there amid the coronavirus crisis. (KABC-TV via AP)
April 01, 2020 - 10:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A train engineer intentionally drove a speeding locomotive off a track at the Port of Los Angeles because he was suspicious about the presence of a Navy hospital ship docked there to help during the coronovirus crisis, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. The locomotive crashed...
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In this Friday, March 27, 2020, photo provided by the Fire Department of the City of New York, authorities examine the remains of a subway car after it was destroyed by fire. Officials said a fire in a shopping cart on the subway train led to the death of the train's operator and injuries to several other people early Friday. The incident is being investigated as a crime. (FDNY via AP)
March 27, 2020 - 9:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City subway driver was killed and several other people were injured early Friday in a fire on a train that is being investigated as a crime, officials said. Fires were reported at three other stations nearby at the same time, police said. “We are investigating it as a...
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The high-speed TGV train is pictured after it has derailed on a trip to Paris, in Ingenheim, near Strasbourg, eastern France, Thursday, March 5, 2020. The train driver was seriously injured but managed to slam on the emergency brakes and bring the train to a halt. It was the first derailment on a high-speed TGV train in nearly 40 years of commercial service. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
March 05, 2020 - 9:37 am
PARIS (AP) — One of France's vaunted high-speed trains derailed Thursday morning on a trip to Paris, injuring the driver and 20 other people, officials said. The driver, who was seriously injured, managed to slam on the emergency brakes and bring the train to a halt. The derailment was the first...
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March 05, 2020 - 5:01 am
PARIS (AP) — One of France's vaunted high-speed trains derailed Thursday morning on a trip to Paris, injuring 21 people including the driver, officials said. The driver, who was seriously injured, managed to slam on the emergency brakes and bring the train to a halt. It was the first derailment of...
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March 05, 2020 - 3:54 am
PARIS (AP) — One of France's vaunted high-speed trains derailed Thursday morning on a trip to Paris, seriously injuring the driver, who managed to slam on the emergency brakes and bring the train to a halt, officials said. Two other people were slightly injured — the conductor and one of the 300...
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March 05, 2020 - 3:24 am
PARIS (AP) — French media reports say one of France's vaunted high-speed trains has derailed Thursday during a trip from the east of the country to Paris, causing some injuries, but train operator SNCF isn't confirming it. The SNCF said it is gathering information. Passengers told French media they...
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Ryan Newman (6) goes airborne after crashing into Corey LaJoie (32) during the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Sunday's running of the race was postponed by rain. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
February 18, 2020 - 3:47 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Drafting, blocking and bumping are essential elements of racing on NASCAR's fastest tracks. When Ryan Blaney pushed fellow Ford driver Ryan Newman in the final lap of the Daytona 500, it was something both men have done hundreds of times on superspeedways. For a few...
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