Rail accidents

Big waves crash over the sea walls in Blackpool northwest England as a storm lashed the UK with violent storm-force winds of up to 100mph, leaving thousands of homes without power and hitting transport links Wednesday Jan. 3, 2018. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
January 03, 2018 - 6:20 am
LONDON (AP) — A violent storm packing winds of up to 100 miles per hour battered parts of western Europe Wednesday, leaving hundreds of thousands of homes across France, Britain and Ireland without power and causing damage to trains and roads in Germany. The storm, which included heavy rain, hail...
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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2017 file photo, cars from an Amtrak train lay spilled onto Interstate 5 below alongside smashed vehicles as some train cars remain on the tracks above in DuPont, Wash. Dozens of 911 call recordings released by South Sound 911 Dispatch provide a vivid account of the Dec. 18 wreck from survivors and witnesses. Authorities say it could take more than a year to understand how the train carrying 85 passengers and crew members could have ended in disaster as it made its inaugural run along a fast, new 15-mile (24-kilometer) bypass route. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, file)
December 27, 2017 - 6:23 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Whimpering in pain, bleeding from head injuries and dazed by the enormity of the crash, victims in the Amtrak train derailment south of Seattle begged 911 dispatchers for help and said "tons of people" had been hurt. Dozens of emergency recordings released Wednesday by South Sound...
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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2017 file photo, cars from an Amtrak train lay spilled onto Interstate 5 below alongside smashed vehicles as some train cars remain on the tracks above in DuPont, Wash. Dozens of 911 call recordings released by South Sound 911 Dispatch provide a vivid account of the Dec. 18 wreck from survivors and witnesses. Authorities say it could take more than a year to understand how the train carrying 85 passengers and crew members could have ended in disaster as it made its inaugural run along a fast, new 15-mile (24-kilometer) bypass route. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, file)
December 27, 2017 - 5:38 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Whimpering in pain, bleeding from head injuries and dazed by the enormity of the crash, victims in the Amtrak train derailment south of Seattle begged 911 dispatchers for help and said "tons of people" had been hurt. Dozens of emergency recordings released Wednesday by South Sound...
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December 27, 2017 - 8:59 am
CONGERS, N.Y. (AP) — Good Samaritans rescued a woman whose car got stuck on railroad tracks in a New York City suburb on Christmas Eve just before a freight train demolished her vehicle. Police in Rockland County say the woman told them she got confused trying to make a turn near a rail crossing...
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December 27, 2017 - 8:27 am
CONGERS, N.Y. (AP) — Good Samaritans rescued a woman whose car got struck on railroad tracks in a New York City suburb on Christmas Eve just before a freight train demolished her vehicle. Police in Rockland County say the woman told them she got confused trying to make a turn near a rail crossing...
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December 27, 2017 - 7:07 am
CONGERS, N.Y. (AP) — A woman whose car got struck on railroad tracks in a New York City suburb on Christmas Eve was rescued by good Samaritans just before a freight train demolished her vehicle. Police in Rockland County say the woman told them she got confused trying to make a turn near a rail...
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December 27, 2017 - 6:52 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say two New York City subway work trains have collided in a tunnel, injuring one person. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says the trains "bumped into each other" Wednesday morning but didn't derail. The agency says one MTA worker is being treated for non-life-...
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December 27, 2017 - 6:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say one person has been injured after two New York City subway work trains collided in a tunnel. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says the trains "bumped into each other" but didn't derail. The agency says one MTA worker is being treated for non-life-threatening...
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A freight train smashed into a charter bus in Biloxi, Mississippi, on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, pushing the bus 300 feet down the tracks authorities said. Authorities worked for more than an hour to remove passengers, Biloxi Fire Chief Joe Boney said, taking the injured people to area hospitals and cutting through the bus’s mangled body to extract the final two people. (AP Photo/Kevin McGill)
March 07, 2017 - 8:44 pm
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A freight train smashed into a charter bus in a coastal Mississippi city on Tuesday, pushing the bus 300 feet down the tracks and leaving at least four people dead, authorities said. Rescuers spent more than an hour removing passengers, cutting through the bus's heavily damaged...
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In this image from video provided by WPVI, officials investigate an accident involving out-of-service commuter trains in Upper Darby, Pa., Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority said the Market-Frankford Line trains were traveling near the 69th Street Transportation Center when the accident occurred. (WPVI via AP)
February 21, 2017 - 12:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials are investigating an accident involving three out-of-service commuter trains in suburban Philadelphia that injured four people, including a train operator hospitalized in critical condition. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority says the Market-...
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