I've been keeping a close eye on train derailments because as plates adjust the simplest things to occur, at least for now would be derailments.  I'm sure once spring comes they'll still blame the derailments on snow having caused ruptures on the tracks.  So far this year there has been 1 death of a conductor but as we progress in the 7 of 10 events this is sure to change.  There were so many this week that I just copied and pasted with the links being provided from their source.

See also: Train Derailments February-April 2011


Plowed snow derails freight train in Dover
The last time a train derailed on the line was about 15 years ago, he said. "We've been down there other times this winter without any problems. ...
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Derailment causes detour, but no damage in Vinton
Vinton Today
... ago Vinton drivers headed to the VS basketball game and Band Booster Soup Supper may have experienced an extra detour, due to a train derailment. ...
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Train cars derail in W. Spfld rail yard
WWLP 22News
(WWLP) - Several freight train cars went off the tracks in West Springfield Friday morning. The cars derailed at the CSX train yard while traveling through ...
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Plowed snow derails freight train locomotive in NJ
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By AP (AP) — A railroad spokesman says snow plowed onto the tracks in a northern New Jersey town caused a 100-ton diesel locomotive to derail. ...
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... provide important information and details about tragic public events, such as the recent Arizona shooting or the 2002 train derailment west of Minot. ...
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Minor Derailment Blocks Streets in Vinton
The train appears to have sustained a minor derailment near B Avenue South. A crew of three or four is on the scene now. They declined to comment on details ...
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Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on Monday


Train derails near St. Norbert

CTV Winnipeg 
Published Sunday, April 20, 2014 12:41PM CST 
Last Updated Sunday, April 20, 2014 5:32PM CST

Emergency crews responded the scene of a train derailment south of St. Norbert Sunday afternoon.

The CN Rail train went off the tracks around 12:55 p.m. on Sunday. At least seven rail cars derailed on the southbound train.

Police, firefighters and paramedics were on the scene Sunday afternoon.

A spokesperson for CN said the train wasn’t carrying any dangerous goods. The cars contained plastic pellets, pipes and wood products like paneling.

No one was injured. Police say the area is not heavily populated.

The train was en route to the United States, the spokesperson said.

The cause of the derailment is still under investigation

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on Sunday


19 April 2014, 20:35

Train derails in Kazakhstan, seven cars turn over

 Train derails in Kazakhstan, seven cars turn over

A passenger train derailed in a desert in Kazakhstan on Saturday. There were 495 passengers and crewmembers on the train in which seven cars turned over and the other five ran off the tracks, an Interfax correspondent reported.

The train, which was en route from Almaty to Atyrau, broke up into two sections with the distance between them being 70 to 80 meters.

Six people who were injured were taken by car to the town of Makat. Three helicopters were sent over to evacuate passengers, and deputy regional governor Salimzhan Nakpayev and detectives arrived at the site.

There were five crews of firefighters, five ambulance teams and several police cars near the train. Restoration work started. The accident occurred on the territory of Kyzylkoga district, Atyrau region.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 17, 2014 at 4:35am


Coal train derails in Mercer County near Rock

Posted: Apr 16, 2014 4:06 PM EDT

A Norfolk Southern train that was traveling eastbound on Tuesday night had a dozen cars jump the tracks.

Officials with Norfolk Southern said that 12 cars of the train derailed at around 11:15 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15.  The train had 180 cars and was fully loaded with coal that was headed for Norfolk, VA.  Crews with the railroad have been on the scene all night working to clean up the mess.

The cause of the derailment is still under investigation.  Officials said their were no injuries as a result of the accident.  The rail line is expected to be reopened by the morning hours on Thursday, April 17.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 16, 2014 at 8:04am


Train gets derailed in Assam, over 50 injured

GUWAHATI, April 16, 2014

Guwahati: Over 50 passengers were injured, 19 of them seriously, when the engine and 10 coaches of the Dimapur-Kamakhya BG Express derailed at Teghiria in central Assam in the wee hours today.

The derailment damaged 100 mts of railway line leading to cancellation of eight trains on the route. The Dibrugarh-New Delhi Rajdhani Express has also been detained at Lumbing, railway officials said.

They said the engine and 10 coaches of the train derailed near Jagiroad in Morigaon district at around 2 am. Nineteen passengers were seriously injured and have been admitted to various hospitals including Gauhati Medical College Hospital, police said.Many passengers were discharged after receiving first aid in Morigaon Civil Hospital.

Train gets derailed in Assam, over 50 injured

The ten coaches of the Dimapur-Kamahya train jumped the tracks but did not topple down near Jagiroad in Morigaon district at 0205 am, sources said.

The cause of the derailment is being investigated, railway officials said.

Senior railway officials have rushed to the site and rescue operations are on.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 14, 2014 at 7:16am


Train derails in Northampton County

Published: Apr 12 2014 05:40:54 PM EDT 

UPPER MT. BETHEL TWP., Pa. - Crews are responding to a train derailment in Upper Mount Bethel Township, Northampton County. Emergency communications officials said six train cars carrying sand derailed around 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the 600 block of Slateford Road. No injuries were reported, according to emergency officials.

We're told the train's engine did not derail. Officials said Slateford Road remains open while crews clean up. 69 News has sent a crew to the scene. Stay with 69 News and WFMZ.com for updates on this story as they become available.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 14, 2014 at 7:11am


15 hospitalized after train derails in northeast China

Train derails in China

In this July 24, 2011 photo, a wrecked passenger carriage is lifted off the bridge in Wenzhou in east China's Zhejiang province, after a train crash. (AP Photo)

The Associated Press 
Published Saturday, April 12, 2014 10:51PM EDT 

BEIJING -- A total of 15 people were hospitalized after a train derailed in northeast China early Sunday, officials said.

The railway bureau in Heilongjiang province's regional capital of Harbin said on its official microblog that the cause of the pre-dawn accident was under investigation.

It said bureau officials responded to the accident, accompanied by police and fire and rescue services.

China has one of the world's most extensive networks of railways, but accidents are extremely rare.

The Harbin railway bureau said the train was an older model, rather than one of the high-speed trains that have been brought into service in recent years.

China's most serious recent railway disaster involved a pair of high-speed trains that collided near the eastern city of Wenzhou in 2011, killing 40 people.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 8, 2014 at 9:02pm


Train Derails in Garfield

04/08/2014 12:02 PM

(Mickey Kelley, City of Garfield)
GARFIELD -- Arkansas Missouri Railroad police are working an accident where several train cars have derailed in Garfield.

Benton County deputies confirmed the derailment happened around 11:30 Tuesday morning.

Ron Sparks with the railroad says several cars carrying sand tipped onto their side. Clean-up will take 2 to 3 days. There were no injuries reported and the spill does not pose a hazardous materials threat.  No crossing will be blocked during the investigation and clean up of the scene, says Sparks.
Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 8, 2014 at 8:08pm

Anhydrous ammonia train derails in upstate NY


‘No immediate danger’ after train derails in Glens Falls

A train derailed Monday in Glens Falls, jumping the tracks near Lehigh Northeast Cement Co. plant on Warren Street. The feeder canal was closed near the train tracks, as part of a walking path near the scene, shown above.ERICA MILLER — THE SARATOGIAN

GLENS FALLS >> Emergency officials said Monday there was “no immediate danger” after a train carrying hazardous chemicals hopped the tracks near a cement company.

Glens Falls Assistant Fire Chief John Ellingsworth said the incident happened just before 2 p.m. Monday, when faulty tracks on a rail spur caused the five-car train to leave the tracks behind the Lehigh Northeast Cement plant. However, the train remained upright and there was no chemical leak, he said.

Two of the cars were carrying anhydrous ammonia, a hazardous material that can cause caustic burns to the eyes, lungs and skin and is potentially fatal. But emergency responders decided there was no need to evacuate anyone because none of the chemicals spilled, Ellingsworth said. The companies near the tracks, particularly Lehigh, remained in operation throughout the day once it was determined there was no danger, he said.

Crews of firefighters remained on scene as a precaution. Ellingsworth said Canadian-Pacific Railroad Co., which owns the tracks, was bringing in heavy equipment to set the train back on the tracks.

It is believed the train was headed for the nearby Finch Paper Co., Ellingsworth said, because the chemicals carried in the tankers are used in the paper-making process.

Ellingsworth said it would take several hours before the train could be put back on the tracks.

Comment by Mark on April 8, 2014 at 2:32pm

TSB discovers companies not reporting all derailments

Transportation Safety Board finds more than 100 incidents that weren't reported by CP, MM&A , CN


Canada’s Transportation Safety Board has unearthed fresh problems with its rail safety database after finding railway companies did not report more than 100 accidents, minor derailments and incidents.

TSB chief operating officer Jean Laporte confirms his agency in December began a review of all rail carriers after a CBC News investigation revealed that CN Rail had not reported more than 1,800 mostly minor accidents and incidents between 2000 and 2007.

The TSB database is used by safety investigators to analyze trends and spot potential risks across the rail system and has become increasingly important given the growing number of shipments of dangerous goods.

■TSB says CN Rail failed to report hundreds of derailments, collisions
■Runaway trains almost triple reported rate, CBC finds

The review is not yet complete, but already Laporte says he is considering whether to sanction CN, CP, and Montreal Maine and Atlantic (involved in the runaway train disaster in Lac Megantic, Que.).

“Well that is a question I’ve asked my team to come up with. I want to know was there any repeat of the problems we noted in 2007, and if so what steps do we need to take?” Laporte said.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 8, 2014 at 2:09am


One dies as train derails at Mirsharai



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