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
Dailyrecord.com
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
Newsday (subscription)
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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A solution without a problem
Minot Daily News
... 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
KCRG
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 June 22, 2012 at 3:04am

http://www.kait8.com/story/18844480/pemiscot-county-train-derailmen...

CARUTHERSVILLE, MO (KFVS) -

A portion of Pemiscot County Road 208 was shut down Thursday due to a train derailment, according to the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department. 

Andy Williams with Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) says 29 cars of a southbound train with 135 cars derailed around 3 a.m. Thursday.

The train was carrying coal. Three trains have been delayed and rerouted. Williams says traffic will be rerouted until the crash is cleaned up.

Comment by Howard on May 31, 2012 at 6:06am

Train Derails in Maine, 2 Tanker Cars Fall into Penobscot River (May 26) -

http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/e61339e737e949e7bd0816cbf06fd...

Pan Am Railways is investigating a train derailment in Maine that damaged about 200 feet of track and sent two tanker cars into the Penobscot River.

Four train cars derailed about 7 p.m. Friday along a stretch of Pan Am Railways track that hugs the river in Bucksport. The 31-car train was bringing a delivery to the Verso Paper mill in Bucksport at the time.

Comment by Beva on May 28, 2012 at 4:54am

No injuries after Amtrak train from Chicago derails near downtown St. Louis

Read more: http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/no-injuries-after-amtrak-t...

Comment by Howard on May 15, 2012 at 1:46am

Passenger Train Derails Near Miami Airport (May 13) -

http://www.wsvn.com/news/articles/local/21007464043824/train-derail...

Passengers on board a train that connects to Miami International Airport had to exit on the track after three cars derailed.

A MIA Mover train derailed while on its way from the terminal to a car rental center at Miami International Airport Sunday morning. In all, two cars went off the tracks with 12 passengers on board. Two passengers suffered minor injuries

Monday morning the MIA Mover remained out of service.

On Sunday, authorities responded to the scene and evacuated all of the passengers on board. A 7News viewer sent in a photo of a mother and her children being helped out of a car by a police officer.

Two passengers suffered minor injuries as the cars tilted to one side.

The derailment caused delays for some airport passengers who wanted to return rental cars, forcing them to miss their flights. "The entrance into this area was closed down, so you could not return a car," said Alex Saavedra, a passenger who missed his flight. "So we kept riding around, looping, looping around. So I call them, and I said, 'If this continues, how much longer? Do you have a contingency plan?' He wouldn't answer me. He went around and around and then he hung up on me."

The airport bused passengers between the rental center and the terminal, but that resulted in long lines and backaches for travelers. "The problem is more lifting, carrying and dragging the bags," said Fulvia Baldera, who is taking the bus. "This way, we could have gone straight with the bags to the gate."

Airport Officials believe the cause of the derailment was due to a guide wheel issue. "I have been told that there was a guide wheel that came off, and that's the reason that the train tilted to one side," said Marc Henderson, a spokesperson for Miami International Airport.

Crews brought in a crane and worked for hours before managing to remove one of the cars off of the track. It was placed on a flatbed truck and taken away for repairs.

The MIA Mover was seen back up and running by 6 p.m., Monday.

Comment by Beva on May 7, 2012 at 9:10pm

30 freight train cars derail 

Authorities in north-central  Illinois say they're investigating the possibility that high winds caused the freight train to derail, damaging about 30  rail cars.

http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/05/07/2134975/30-freight-train-c...

Comment by Beva on May 1, 2012 at 3:52am

CANOE – Residents of this small community are used to rumbling of trains only 10 metres from their homes, but what they heard in the darkness of Monday morning was something else.

"There was a loud bang," said Brian Mortensen, who lives about three houses back from the CP Rail tracks.

"At the same time you hear screeching metal and twisting up."

Only metres away from quaint homes that line Shuswap Lake just east of Salmon Arm were 11 rail cars, most of them dumping their load of coal on the grass and on 75 Avenue Northeast in Canoe.

The black material was tracked up and down the road by emergency and clean up vehicles.

CP Rail spokesman Kevin Hrysak said westbound coal train derailed at 5:30 a.m. Monday. Locomotives remained on the track and there were no injuries.

"This happened at the tail end of the train."

Eleven cars left the tracks, eight of them spewing coal on and around the rail line. One of the trains hit a rail storage shed, which was completely taken apart by crews with heavy machinery within a few hours. Rail cars were smashed and twisted.

The train hit a fire hydrant and crews were on hand to restore water service to residents. That was expected by 4 p.m. Monday.

Janice Ellis and Wes Carlson, who live only 10 metres from the tracks, where they sandwiched between the trains and lake, said they saw CP Rail workers check a section of track immediately in front of their house frequently during the past month.

"They were there every day," Carlson said.

They checked it out themselves several days ago and saw a hockey puck-sized piece of steel missing from one track. They wondered if that caused the accident.

Hrysak said CP Rail won't speculate on the cause, which will be investigated internally as well as by regulatory and safety agencies.

CP said the derailment caused only minimal delays on lines, as the rail company was co-operating with CN Rail to use alternative routes.

"I don't think we'll see any trains for four or five days," Carlson, surveying the trackside wreckage.

Another neighbour, Eko Dance, said he was awoken by a tremendous "bang," which he immediately knew was a train that left the tracks.

http://www.kamloopsnews.ca/article/20120430/KAMLOOPS0101/120439989/...

Comment by Howard on April 28, 2012 at 5:52am

Train Derails Near Red Deer, Alberta (April 21)

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is investigating the derailment of 10 freight cars, about 30 kilometres south of Red Deer, Alta., early this morning.

Three of the cars jacknifed at around 1 a.m. MT and came into contact with a second freight train next to the main track at Campaign Station, John Cottreau, manager of TSB media relations, told CBC News.

Cottreau said there were no injuries, and no dangerous goods were involved in the accident, which happened on the Red Deer subdivision, a rail line between Calgary and Red Deer.

He said some of the cars contained residue of glycol. Cottreau could not provide further details, but said the substance is not classified as a dangerous good under the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act.

The cause of the derailment is not known. A TSB investigator has been sent to the scene.

Comment by Howard on April 28, 2012 at 5:43am

Train Derailed by Landslide (Scotland, April 27)

Two people were rushed to hospital yesterday after a train was derailed by a landslide thought to have been caused by heavy rainfall.

All 17 passengers on board the two-carriage train were evacuated after it came off the tracks near Clarborough Tunnel in West Portal, Retford, in Nottinghamshire, just after noon.

Two of the passengers, and the train driver, received minor injuries when the train was struck by debris from the landslide and were taken to hospital.

The rest were taken by taxi to nearby stations to continue their journeys.

A BTP spokesman said it is thought the landslide was caused by the large amount of rain that has showered the county.

Comment by Lynne Warbrooke on April 26, 2012 at 12:02pm

Not a crash as such but certainly could have caused one. More to this than meets the eye I suspect.

Tube fears: London underground tunnel 'collapses' on Bakerloo line

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/london-underground-tunnel-coll...

 

Comment by astrogal50 on April 22, 2012 at 5:06am

Major unexplained, head-on train crash in The Netherlands.  Remember when train crashes were rare and generally explained?  Yes, that was before Planet X arrived in the inner solar system.

Trains crash head-on in Amsterdam; nearly 125 reported injured

Evert Elzinga / EPA

Rescue workers evacuate injured passengers at the scene of a train collision near Amsterdam on Saturday.


AMSTERDAM -- Almost 125 people were injured, many seriously, when two Dutch commuter trains crashed head-on in Amsterdam on Saturday [April 21, 2012], police said.

There were no immediate reports of fatalities, but of those injured, 13 suffered major injuries while 43 or 44 were badly injured, a spokesman said. About 70 suffered minor injuries.

A trauma helicopter was used to bring the injured to hospital, a spokesman for railways group NS said.

The trains did not serve Schiphol international airport, the NS spokesman added, but the accident disrupted airport train service.

Some people were lifted from the wreckage by cranes while others were led away from the crash site in protective wraps to dozens of waiting ambulances, while police cars and fire trucks stood by.

"We heard a loud bang. I went outside and saw people on the street in panic," a woman at the scene told broadcaster AT5.  "We then saw what had happened. Quite quickly there were emergency services at the scene. It was managed well. Some people had head wounds, others were limping."...  http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/21/11327272-trains-cra...

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