Spain Experiences its Worst Train Accident in 40 Years

An increase in train derailments was one of the first symptoms of the approach of Planet X to become noticeable, being expressed even before Planet X entered the inner solar system in 2003.

Planet X was described as affecting the Earth from afar, like tugging on the edge of a spider web where the effects are felt elsewhere on the web; in this way there has been an increase in earthquakes and unpredictable weather going back years, even before Planet X entered the solar system, due to the increased swirling of the Earth’s core.

It is therefore logical that an increase in train derailments would accompany any increase in seismic activity – train tracks need to be straight and even the slightest shift to the side of a section of track would cause a train to derail.

The area most affected by train derailments is the stretch zone.  Stretch zone quakes are silent, and people are generally unaware anything is happening, although signs such as booms and trumpet sounds can occur.

This zone stretches from Western Europe across the Eurasian Plate, and also includes the South-East United States, the St. Lawrence Seaway, the Red Sea and the African Rift.

In other parts of the world, shifting ground is more associated with earthquakes that people are aware of, such as the Pacific which is compressing, so authorities inspect railway tracks after any seismic activity, reducing the likelihood of accidents.



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Comment by Starr DiGiacomo 2 hours ago 70 Injured As Egypt Train Derails

Updated: February 11, 2016 17:06 IST

70 Injured As Egypt Train Derails

70 Injured As Egypt Train Derails

Deadly train and vehicle accidents are common in Egypt, and some have sparked protests against alleged negligence in enforcing safety standards.

Cairo:  At least 70 people were injured in Egypt today when a passenger train derailed and two of its cars overturned, the health ministry said.

The accident occurred in Bani Sueif province south of Cairo as the train was headed to the Egyptian capital from the temple city of Luxor.

"Fifty-eight people were treated for their injuries and discharged, while the rest are under observation in hospital," the ministry said in a statement.

Deadly train and vehicle accidents are common in Egypt, and some have sparked protests against alleged negligence in enforcing safety standards.

In March last year, children were among seven people killed when a train crashed into a school bus on an unauthorised level crossing east of Cairo.

But the deadliest disaster occurred in February 2002 when 370 people were killed in a fire which tore through a train south of the capital.
Comment by James of Idaho 23 hours ago

This just happening this morning.



 0  Updated at 11:35 am, February 10th, 2016 By: Nate Eaton,



Doug Lindley/ Idaho State Journal

AMERICAN FALLS — Emergency crews are currently on the scene of a train derailment west of Fish Hatchery Road.

Union Pacific officials told some 31 rail cars derailed on the Nampa Subdivision rail line at about 7:30 a.m.

The cars were loaded with soda ash, which spilled along the crash site. The substance, a domestic water softener, is not considered hazardous unless it seeps into waterways.

“We have a hazmat team on the site, because if it gets into the water it could get contaminated,” Union Pacific spokesman Francisco Castillo told”We are watching it closely, and at this time there are no waterways that have been affected.”

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Union Pacific workers, emergency medical personnel and the Power County Sheriff’s office are on scene. Castillo estimates the clean up could take several days or more to finish.

People are asked to avoid the area while efforts are made to clean up the spill.

We have a crew on the way to the scene and will update this story throughout the day.


Doug Lindley/ Idaho State Journal

The following photos courtesy Shannon Nichols





Comment by Starr DiGiacomo yesterday

An update link from Poli's post below:

Train crash in Germany kills at least 10, injures 80

Associated Press
Published: February 9, 2016

BAD AIBLING, Germany — Two commuter trains crashed head-on Tuesday in southern Germany, killing 10 people and injuring 80 as they slammed into each other on a curve after an automatic safety braking system apparently failed, the transport minister said.

The regional trains collided before 7 a.m. on the single line that runs near the Bavarian town of Bad Aibling, where the U.S. Army operated a major communications station from 1947 until 2004. Aerial footage shot by APTN showed that the impact tore the two engines apart, shredded metal train cars and flipped several of them on their sides off the rails.

The first emergency units were on the scene within three minutes of receiving the call, but with a river on one side and a forest on the other, it took hours to reach some of the injured in the wreckage. Hundreds of rescue crews using helicopters and small boats shuttled injured passengers to the other side of the Mangfall River to waiting ambulances, which took them to hospitals across southern Bavaria.

Nine people were reported dead immediately while a tenth died later in a hospital, police spokesman Stefan Sonntag said, adding that the two train drivers were thought to be among the dead and one person was still missing in the wreckage.

"We have little more than hope of finding them still alive," he said. "This is the biggest accident we have had in years in this region."

German rail operator Deutsche Bahn said safety systems on the stretch had been checked as recently as last week, but Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt suggested that a system designed to automatically brake trains if they accidentally end up on the same track didn't seem to have functioned properly.

Dobrindt, however, said it was too early to draw a definitive conclusion.

"The site is on a curve. We have to assume that the train drivers had no visual contact and hit each other without braking," Dobrindt told reporters in Bad Aibling, adding that speeds of up to 60 mph were possible on the stretch.

Black boxes from both trains had been recovered and are now being analyzed, which should show what went wrong, Dobrindt said.

"We need to determine immediately whether it was a technical problem or a human mistake," he said.

Authorities had initially reported 150 injured but Sonntag later lowered that figure to 80. Seventeen had injuries considered serious, he said.

Each train can hold up to 1,000 passengers and they are commonly used by children traveling to school. Fewer than 200 people in all were on board Tuesday, however, because of regional holidays to celebrate Carnival.

"We're lucky that we're on the Carnival holidays, because usually many more people are on these trains," regional police chief Robert Kopp said.

About 700 emergency personnel from Germany and neighboring Austria were involved in the rescue effort, using about a dozen helicopters. Train operator Bayerische Oberlandbahn started a hotline for family and friends desperate to check on passengers.

"This is a huge shock. We are doing everything to help the passengers, relatives and employees," said Bernd Rosenbusch, the head of the Bayerische Oberlandbahn.

In Munich, 40 miles away, the city blood center put out an urgent call for immediate donations in the wake of the crash.

Germany is known for the quality of its train service, but the country has seen several other accidents, typically at road crossings. Most recently, a train driver and a passenger were killed in May when a train hit the trailer of a tractor in western Germany, and another 20 people were injured.

In 2011, 10 people were killed and 23 injured in a head-on collision of a passenger train and a cargo train on a single-line track close to Saxony-Anhalt's state capital of Magdeburg in eastern Germany.

Germany's worst train accident took place in 1998, when a high-speed ICE train crashed in the northern German town of Eschede, killing 101 people and injuring more than 80.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo yesterday

Two Hurt After Train Derails Near Marysville

At least two people have been injured after a freight train derailed in southeast Marysville Tuesday morning.

The Union County Sheriff’s Office tells 10TV two engines jumped the rails near Scottslawn Road.

Pictures from Chopper 10 appear to show at least nine red “Kline” cars toppled over, along with an engine car.

The two people injured were on board the train at the time of the derailment.

Scottslawn Road is closed at the railroad crossing as crews clear the scene.

The cause of the derailment is under investigation.

No other information was immediately available.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 5, 2016 at 4:58am

Kanyakumari-Bangalore Island Express derails in Tamil Nadu, 10 injured

The Kanyakumari - Bangalore Island Express derailed in Vellore district in Tamil Nadu

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By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 5, 2016 9:09 am
Derailed coaches of the Kanyakumari Bangalore Island Express in Vellore district in Tamil Nadu (ANI photo) Derailed coaches of the Kanyakumari Bangalore Island Express in Vellore district in Tamil Nadu (ANI photo)

At least ten people were injured after several coaches of the Kanyakumari-Bangalore Island Express derailed near Patchur in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu earlier today.

Railway PRO Anil Saxena told ANI that 11 coaches of the train were affected, out of which eight derailed and three of them capsized. The cause of derailment is not known yet. The accident site is close to the Karnataka-Tamil Nadu border.

Buses have been sent to the accident site to gather stranded passengers and the injured have been admitted to nearby hospitals. Rescue operations are in full swing, Saxena told ANI.

The Island Express runs daily between Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu and Bengaluru in Karnataka. The train runs through a major portion of Kerala as well. The train left Kanyakumari on Thursday morning and was scheduled to reach Bengaluru at 7 am today.

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Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 2, 2016 at 5:19pm

Train derails, cuts off Townsville suburb

February 1, 2016 4:55pm

Train Derailment Oak Valley. Traffic is now allowed to and from the community following the earlier derailment of freight train possibly carrying lead.

Townsville Bulletin Train Derailment Oak Valley. Traffic is now allowed to and from the community following the earlier derailment of freight train possibly carrying lead. AN AURIZON train carrying metal has derailed at Oak Valley late last night, blocking the only entry and exit into the Townsville suburb. The freight train was taken off the road early this morning, and traffic has just started flowing across the level crossing on Valley Dr again. In a statement Queensland Rail (QR) said no crew were injured during the crash at 12.05am, although eight of 38 wagons are believed to have derailed. Freight and passenger rail services are currently suspended through the section, which flows through to Charters Towers and Mount Isa, while they work to remove the derailed wagons. Alternative transport has been arranged for an Inlander service which is currently stopped in Charters Towers. QR are investigating the circumstances that led up to the incident.

And another:

Evacuation order lifted after Stark County train derailment and fire

Posted 6:25 pm, February 1, 2016

BREWSTER, OHIO  - Crews remain on scene of train derailment in Stark County that caused a fire and evacuations in the village of Brewster.

Right now, Brewster police say there is no serious threat to anyone however hazmat and EPA crews remain on scene.

The railroad company was on scene as well, but they still don't know what caused the derailment yet.

The derailment happened earlier this evening in the area of First Street.

The accident sparked a fire between two train cars at the Wheeling and Lake Erie rail yard, one of which was carrying butane.

Because of the fumes and the threat of an explosion, Brewster police and fire evacuated people in a half to three-quarter mile of the derailment.

About 300 to 500 people were sent to Fairless high school as a precaution.

"When we went down our street, it seemed kind of calm, only one ambulance and cruiser.  And then within 5 minutes the whole street was lit up red and blue and they were asking us to be out in 20-30 minutes," said Misty Spieker.

Marlon Kurtz added, "We were just sitting at home and then police cars told us to evacuate and go to the high school and wait for instruction."

Ten fire departments, the Brewster police, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Stark County hazmat team, the EPA and the train company were all on scene.

The Red Cross was also at the high school to assist.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 28, 2016 at 9:52pm

Tri-Rail Services Still Affected After Derailment

POMPANO BEACH (CBSMiami) — Tri-Rail services remain affected after a train derailed in Pompano Beach Thursday.

Buses will continue to take passengers to and from Prompano Beach and Cypress Creek stations. However, the passengers are advised to find another form of transportation.

Tri-Rail officials said it derailed in the morning hours just North of Mcnab Road and south of the Cypress Creek station.

The train was headed in the northbound direction with 40 passengers on board at the time. One person was injured.

Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue and Pompano Beach Fire Rescue working together after a train derailed in Pompano Beach on January 28, 2016. (Source: Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue)

Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue and Pompano Beach Fire Rescue working together after a train derailed in Pompano Beach on January 28, 2016. (Source: Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue)

The crew reportedly struck debris on the tracks, causing the derailment. Pompano Beach Fire officials said there was also a diesel spill from the engine of the train. It was later contained.

A number of streets in the area were shut down due to the derailment.

The cause of the derailment remains under investigation.

Comment by Mark on January 28, 2016 at 11:08am

S. Minnesota train derailment sends 6 cars into Mississippi

A freight train derailed late at night in southeastern Minnesota, sending six cars into the Mississippi River, authorities said Wednesday.

The derailment of 15 cars in total from the southbound Canadian Pacific train occurred about 10 p.m. Tuesday near Reno in Houston County, a CP spokesman said.

“None of the cars in the river contained dangerous goods, and it does not appear that any have leaked,” spokesman Andy Cummings said.

One of the cars that derailed and remained on land lost a saltlike product known as sodium chlorate, a material that is classified as dangerous, Cummings said.

“A very small amount of this product leaked when a cap fell off a railcar,” he said, “but none has reached the river.”

Also on some of the derailed cars was vegetable oil, which did not leak, according to a county official.

A hazardous materials teams remained at the scene as daybreak arrived.

Comment by Mark on January 26, 2016 at 3:01pm

NZ: Goods train derails in National Park, Ruapehu

Buckled railway tracks in soaring temperatures are being blamed for the derailment of a goods train in National Park.

KiwiRail senior communications advisor Julie Buchanan said soaring temperatures, which peaked at 31 degrees Celsius at nearby Taumarunui on Tuesday, was behind the derailment blocking a level crossing in the Ruapehu district township.

"It's definitely a factor," Buchanan said. "With this weather the tracks do buckle."

Climo said six wagons had come off the tracks, but KiwiRail senior communications adviser David Miller said, in a statement, it was five wagons.

"The derailment occurred around 4pm and it is reported that one of the wagons has tipped off the track," Miller said.

"As a result of the incident, part of the train is blocking the Fisher Road level crossing, and freight services on that section of the North Island Main Trunk Line, are going to be disrupted. KiwiRail is working to clear the site, and while it is too early to say what caused the derailment, we will be investigating."

Residents of Pehi Rd, where there was banter, laughter and music, were unable to get their cars home as the front of the train is blocking the railroad crossing.

A Fisher Rd resident, who would only give his name as Rodney, said they were also inconvenienced.

"I work locally and I've had to leave my car on the other side of the track. It's a real inconvenience to everyone around here especially the tourists wanting to use Fisher Rd," he said.

Residents had thrown a 'train party' to mark the derailment.

"It's the first derailment I've seen around here. It's quite spectacular," he said. "It's the biggest thing to happen here since the mountain blew up."

It appears some damage has been done to the track and the very last carriage has broken free completely.

Emergency services are at the scene of the derailment.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 24, 2016 at 4:27am

Freight train derails close to Bulgaria’s Dupnitsa (ROUNDUP)

24 January 2016 | 01:09 | FOCUS News Agency
Freight train derails close to Bulgaria’s Dupnitsa (ROUNDUP)Picture: Focus Information Agency

Sofia. A freight train derailed close to the town of Dupnitsa, district of Kyustendil, on the night of Friday into Saturday.
It was initially said 8 freight wagons had overturned at Dupnitsa railway station.
The accident took place at about midnight.
No people got injured.
The freight train was said to have derailed mostly due to high speed while entering the railway station area.
An investigation was launched.
Bulgarian State Railways (BDZ) announced 9 freight wagons derailed while a freight train of BDZ’s freight services division was entering the railway station area.
The train had 13 freight wagons and was carrying cement.
Eng. Biser Minchev, expert at the National Railway Infrastructure Company (NRIC), made comments for FOCUS News Agency in relation to the accident.
“We managed to repair fast the three railway tracks at Dupnitsa railway station so that the schedule of trains travelling between Sofia and Kulata was not interrupted,” he said.
The specialist stated the freight train had been carrying cement and had been travelling from Dimitrovgrad to either Blagoevgrad or Kulata.
According to Minchev, four tank cars and five freight wagons derailed at Dupnitsa train station but due to the NRIC staff railway tracks number one, two, and three were repaired.
The expert declined to comment on the reasons that led to the accident and informed an assessment of the damages was also due to be made.

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